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Problems with Wireless connection via Intel(R) Pro Wireless 2200 BG


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#1 TheOddjobMan

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:16 AM

Hi I have recently removed a virus from my daughter's laptop, a Sony Vaio VGN FS515M, with help from this forum so I thought I'd see if you can help me with this problem. Windows XPHome SP3 reports that I am connected but Network Magic Pro (5.5.9195.0-Pure0 Platform 11.2.915.1) reports no connection. Clicking "Repair" sometimes results in the connection being restored but this rarely lasts long. When connected, connection speeds vary from 54Mbps down to 1Mbps. Also any attempt to run a browser (Firefox or IE7) result in immediate disconnection. Problems started after I updated the driver for the intel card. I have tried to wind the driver back to no avail. I have tried un-installing and re-installing the card (short of physically removing it!). I have tried installing it with generic drivers but nothing seems to work. I have tried changing wireless channels etc., all to no avail. My other daughter's Vaio has no problems connecting. It is newer - could the card in the older machine be failing? It's about 4 years old.

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#2 gavinseabrook

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:07 AM

Network Magic has a problem with wifi networks on some Intel wifi cards. I would get rid of it and use the Intel connection software, or just the built in windows wireless networking.

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#3 TheOddjobMan

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 11:45 AM

Thanks very much for the advice. The offending machine has been, peversely, connecting faultlessly since just after my original post. My other two laptops and desktop are all also running Network Magic and have never had a problem. Both the laptops have Intel cards in them.




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