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Linksys Wireless Adapter Not Working


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#1 joebeaven

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:05 PM

Hi,

I have a Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter in my Windows XP PC. I installed it over a year ago and it's been working fine up until today. Now, I'm unable to connect to the Internet. When I go to Device Manager, there is an exclamation point in a yellow circle over the wireless adapter and when I click on it it says: "This device cannot start. (Code 10)". I've tried reinstalling the drivers from the CD, but I just get a message saying everything is up-to-date. Please can someone suggest what I can do to get back online?

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 04:09 PM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310123

If you tried the right drivers, my guess would be that it's failing.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 05:56 PM

Instead of just updating the driver, try removing it, reboot, and reinstall
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 09:05 AM

Hi Joe.
If garmanma's suggestion doesn't work either, remove the drivers again, shut down and move the card to another pci slot, then re-install the drivers. If it still won't go, the card is probably toast. Had the same problem with a firewire card. (bad pci slot). Doesn't happen too often but something you can eliminate as a possibility. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:43 PM

Thanks for the advice. I tried reinstalling it and then moving it to another PCI slot and reinstalling again but nothing helped. In the end I just bought a new card and now I can get online.

Thanks again,
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 02:00 PM

Appreciate the feedback, happy computing :thumbsup:!

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