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Vista 32 new wireless card, no PNP


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#1 Emt_271

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 09:24 PM

I have a Presario V6500, that apparently the network card failed (common problem?) Bought an Intel Mini PCI wireless card, and put it in the slot - even carries Compac part #. Problem is now neither card shows up in device manager, there was no plug and play upon power up for the new card. I force loaded the driver for the Intel card, it is a WM3495ABG. Thought I may have a DOA card, but upon further digging, in the "system information" The original Broadcom still shows as listed though not active. I have looked for Broadcom software and removed it, it no longer shows in the program manager. I,m at this point assuming that there is a registry entry telling the PC the old card is still there. The laptop does connnect wireless to my router, on a USB network device so I know the network stack and that portion is working. It also connects fine wired thru the wired NIC.

Thanks for looking at this....

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 10:50 PM

You should be able to go into Setup/BIOS...and disable the onboard wireless.

I would uninstall the drivers for the old (via Device Manager)...reboot...go into BIOS, disable original...F10 to save BIOS change...system will reboot. Then install new card with no interference possible from old.

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Edited by hamluis, 26 November 2009 - 10:51 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2009 - 09:41 PM

You should be able to go into Setup/BIOS...and disable the onboard wireless.

I would uninstall the drivers for the old (via Device Manager)...reboot...go into BIOS, disable original...F10 to save BIOS change...system will reboot. Then install new card with no interference possible from old.

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I went into the bios, but the is almost no option to change anything - I have seen this duumbed down bios on a Compaq before - thought they stopped that. Any other suggestions?

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 09:55 AM

I would uninstall the drivers for both devices (if they both appear in Device Manager) and reboot...try installing the new card

You might also take a look at Remove Unused Drivers and Devices - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/Win...andDevices.html

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