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Friends Laptop Intel Wirelss 2200bg Stopped Working


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#1 Darren De Wilde

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 01:48 PM

Hi everyone,

I am looking into a problem with a friends laptop (Dell inspiron 6000). His complaint was that he could not connect to the net. On investigation I found that the wireless internal network adapter had not been turned on and hence tried first by using keybd combination FN + wireless key to turn on wireless connection but the LED did not illuminate..I then checked network connections only to find there was no wireless option at all..Under device manager i noticed that the wireless network card had an exclamation mark next to it and under properties, there was an error state that suggested the device failed to start with "code 10" after it...i tried uninstalling it and then using the add new hardware dialogue to find it and re-install it again.

Although xp (media center ed) found the card and intalled it, the same prob occured. I cannot get the card to work for love nor money...any ideas..oh yes...there is an additional error message on re-opening the properties dialogue for the card under device manager...it says "Device state not found in registry"...

any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated..

many thanks,

Darren

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 03:28 PM

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 06:01 AM

Have you tried reseating the wireless card inside the case (this has fixed a few at my shop)?
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 09:46 AM

how complicated would it be to reseat the card in a laptop?...Its a friends computer so I have to be double careful....many thanks,

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how complicated would it be to reseat the card in a laptop?...Its a friends computer so I have to be double careful....many thanks,

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 11:15 AM

Sorry, but I've got no idea of where the card is located on an Inspiron 6000 - I'd suggest checking google for diagrams or opening up the access plates on the case to see if it's located there.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 12:48 AM

I've had this problem before.. What it normally is is that the driver that you are installing will work yes, but it isn't the one that windows "needs" for it to start and operate successfully..My Dell Dimension 8300 is the same way.. I have a Netgear GA311 Gigabit network adapter and when i install the software that came with it, windows xp gives me this fuss about it installing but not starting..So i installed it through the Add Hardware Wizard..This card required that i install a driver back in 2003 for it to work properly. Do you think that you could tell me the Model of the card so that i can further "investigate and find the proper driver for you!




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