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Old February 23rd 05, 12:45 PM
Lydia
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Default trouble installing PCMCIA Adapter

I've got a Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop running Windows ME and I have =
trouble=20
getting a Level One WPC-0100 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter (LAN) to=20
be recognised.
I have successfully installed IEEE 802.11b WPC Utility according to step =
1-3=20
in the PCMCIA Card Installation Process leaflet that came with the card. =

When I insert the card the little green light on the device comes on.
In step 4 of the Installation Process it says "Operation System will =
detect new=20
device and search driver automatically". But nothing seems to happen.
When I select the "Eject and Unplug Hardware" Symbol from the toolbar at =

the bottom of my screen it lists under Hardware devices only one =
"unknown=20
device". At the bottom of the Unplug and Eject Hardware window it says=20
"Unknown device at Location 1 on Texas Instruments PCI-4451 CardBus=20
Controller (not as indicated in one of the screen grabs in the user's =
manual=20
on page 17 in the Additional Note for Windows ME: "LevelOne 11Mbps=20
Wireless PCMCIA Adapter at Location 0 on 02Micro026812/6912 CardBus=20
Controller").
When I click on the desktop short-cut of the WPC Utility a little red =
symbol=20
appears in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen and if I click on it =
the=20
warning message IEEE 802.11b PCMCIA card is not ready.=20
When I click on PC Card in the Control Panel it says "Socket 1: Empty" =
and=20
"Socket 2: ". There's just an empty space where it should read =
PCMCIA=20
Adapter.
When I right click on My Computer and the properties I can't find a =
Level=20
WPC-0100 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter either.
How do I remedy the situation?
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Old February 23rd 05, 01:17 PM
Mike M
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Try reinstalling the drivers. The system is recognising the card but
can't find the drivers for it. Check the Device Manager, does this give
you any further clue as to the possible cause of the problem?
--
Mike Maltby MS-MVP



Lydia wrote:

I've got a Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop running Windows ME and I have
trouble getting a Level One WPC-0100 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter
(LAN) to
be recognised.
I have successfully installed IEEE 802.11b WPC Utility according to
step 1-3 in the PCMCIA Card Installation Process leaflet that came
with the card.
When I insert the card the little green light on the device comes on.
In step 4 of the Installation Process it says "Operation System will
detect new device and search driver automatically". But nothing seems
to happen.
When I select the "Eject and Unplug Hardware" Symbol from the toolbar
at
the bottom of my screen it lists under Hardware devices only one
"unknown device". At the bottom of the Unplug and Eject Hardware
window it says "Unknown device at Location 1 on Texas Instruments
PCI-4451 CardBus
Controller (not as indicated in one of the screen grabs in the user's
manual on page 17 in the Additional Note for Windows ME: "LevelOne
11Mbps
Wireless PCMCIA Adapter at Location 0 on 02Micro026812/6912 CardBus
Controller").
When I click on the desktop short-cut of the WPC Utility a little red
symbol appears in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen and if I
click on it the warning message IEEE 802.11b PCMCIA card is not ready.
When I click on PC Card in the Control Panel it says "Socket 1:
Empty" and "Socket 2: ". There's just an empty space where it
should read PCMCIA Adapter.
When I right click on My Computer and the properties I can't find a
Level WPC-0100 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter either.
How do I remedy the situation?


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Old February 24th 05, 01:35 PM
Lydia
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Try reinstalling the drivers. The system is recognising the card but=20
can't find the drivers for it. Check the Device Manager, does this =

give=20
you any further clue as to the possible cause of the problem?


I've re-installed the driver several times (different versions of it. I =
think, I've=20
now got the latest one compatible to ME) to no avail.

I'm going to describe what my Device Manager tells me, because I really=20
don't know how to interpret that information:
There is:
1394 Bus Controller Texas Instruments OHCI compatible IEEE 1394 Host=20
Controller=20
and also:
PCMCIA Socket
PCMCIA Card Services
Texas Instruments PCI-4451 CardBus Controller
Texas Instruments PCI-4451 CardBus Controller


Under Properties for PCMCIA Card Services it says:
General: This device is ready
device: PCMCIA Socket
manufacturer: microsoft
hardware version: not available
Driver: Microsoft
Date: 06/08/2000
Digital signature blablablabl
However I can not get Driver Info for the PCMCIA Card Services.

I can get driver info for the PCI-4451 CardBus Controller, which is a =
list of=20
files all in C://windows/system
CBSS.VXD... etc

What does that mean? What am I looking for? What should it be saying?
(Sorry, I'm really not all that good with computers...)

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Old February 24th 05, 01:40 PM
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It should (I've a similar device I
was playing with just this morning) auto-run and install. I ended up =

having
to do this without the device in place and then selecting the device =

from
the manufacturer's CD as it had multiple products on it. After that I
plugged the device in and it worked like a champ.=20


Everytime I installed the driver, I did it without the device plugged =
in.
But how do you mean "select the device from the manufacturer's CD"? I =
open=20
the CD in Explorer and then what? (Sorry, again for being thick when it=20
comes to computers.) Sounds like something I haven't tried yet, though, =
and=20
I am eager!
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Old February 24th 05, 03:22 PM
Galen
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In ,
Lydia had this to say:

What does that mean? What am I looking for? What should it be saying?
(Sorry, I'm really not all that good with computers...)


From the looks of things it means that you have the drivers for the
controller installed but not the drivers for the device unless I'm missing
something. You need a) controller drivers so that the card put in the system
can be ready by the hardware and b) device drivers so that you can use the
device through the afore mentioned controller. It looks like you have step 1
complete. You may also wish to check with your laptops OEM for updated
drivers.

Galen
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"My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me
the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am
in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial
stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for
mental exaltation." -- Sherlock Holmes


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Old February 24th 05, 03:52 PM
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Whilst you're browsing the CD look a 'setup.exe' or the like.

Oh, yes, but that's how I installed the device driver.
Put CD in, open it, find setup.exe, let the install wizzard take over.
Done all that, it was all fine, there's an icon for it on my desktop.

So as far as i can tell all the drivers are there but somewhere along =
the line=20
they are not communicating.

Like the Sherlock Holmes quote by the way.
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Old February 24th 05, 04:00 PM
Lydia
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You may also wish to check with your laptops OEM for updated drivers.
Original Equipment Manufacturer! I'm learning so much.

So is that Dell for a Dell Inspiron 8000 or someone else altogether?
(tell me if I'm wasting your time and I'll go away.)

Lydia
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Old February 24th 05, 06:07 PM
Galen
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In ,
Lydia had this to say:


You may also wish to check with your laptops OEM for updated drivers.

Original Equipment Manufacturer! I'm learning so much.

So is that Dell for a Dell Inspiron 8000 or someone else altogether?
(tell me if I'm wasting your time and I'll go away.)

Lydia


My time is here for you to waste. No worries. In this case I'd check with
Dell's Notebook support for updated drivers for the PCMCIA adapter. I'd
check, also, to make sure that you have purchased a compatable product. Is
the device compatable with the 2.1 standard? Is your PC Card slot capable of
using the card (i.e. does it too support the 2.1 standard? I'm pretty sure
it does but it's just another question to add to this.) Another option is to
simply remove all of the device drivers associated with this, boot to safe
mode, and try installing them from in there. After that you'd insert the
card and reboot. That should, I'd hope, work assuming your drivers are
compatable with ME. Does the device specifically state that it's Windows ME
compatable? If not then they may not have drivers for it that will work with
the OS though you can often find drivers that have worked for other people
at driverguide.com (registration required) and there's a forum there where
you can ask for assistance. The last time I was there the had a new "beta"
chat that you could use as well. Again, my time is here for you to 'waste'
though it's not a waste from my perspective. I enjoy doing what I do.

Galen

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"My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me
the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am
in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial
stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for
mental exaltation." -- Sherlock Holmes


 




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