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Help installing Wireless PCI Adapter


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#1 sidorak95

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 07:45 PM

Hi, I'm trying to install the D-Link DWL-520 Wireless PCI Adapter. (Yes, I know it's discontinued.) I had it installed before, but the AirCFG.exe went missing. I removed the card and drivers, installed the drivers again, and then installed card as the manual said. However, when I booted the system, a found new hardware screen didn't come up as the guide said. I went to device manager and it told me: "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. [Code 39]" However, I installed the drivers from the CD provided. Any fixes?

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:13 PM

Have you tried downloading and using the latest drivers from the manufacturers website?
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:18 PM

No, since it's discontinued, D-Link doesn't put up anything.

Link: http://dlink.com/search/?qry=DWL-520&x=0&y=0

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:36 PM

Try this: http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/NETWORK-C...river-307.shtml
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Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:34 PM

I think that's for laptops. I get this:
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Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:15 PM

I found this one

And this one

Edited by Sneakycyber, 02 June 2009 - 08:16 PM.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:39 PM

http://support.dlink.com/products/revision...oductId=DWL-520

Select the revision number and download the drivers.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 05:34 PM

I think dpunisher got it. It's the exact same thing on the disk. However, Windows still gives me the same message. I think that's because I installed it while the card was already in. The guide says to install the drivers first, then the card. I'll try it later, and check back. However, when I open the program (D-Link Air Utility), I think a windows like the image below should appear. However, it doesn't. I checked Task Manager, and the process it's running (AirCFG.exe) is running.
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Posted 04 June 2009 - 03:43 PM

I removed the card, drivers, and software. Then I installed the drivers, shut down the computer, and then installed the card. However, it still gave me the error. Any tips? The image above still doesn't boot.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 07:12 PM

If you have the correct drivers its either an issue with the card (likely) or with windows. A Problem arises when a product line is discontinued. The problem with windows could be driver related and that the drivers are no longer compatible with windows. (since windows constantly updates).

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 09:33 PM

I haven't updated Windows since it stopped working, since I couldn't, and at the back of the card, both indicator lights are on. I think it's the drivers.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 02:32 PM

Just a shot in the dark. Have you tried Restarting your network. Power down your modem and the router and all the computers. Power on the modem until the link light goes solid then plug in the router. Wait until all the lights stop blinking. Then turn on the computers. If you have an integrated modem/router just unplug the modem and plug it back in Wait then turn back on the computers.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 04:20 PM

Some people have had luck going to the manufacturer's support site for the chipset and finding a driver that will work
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