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AT&T Plug & Share 54mps wireless PCI Adapter Model 6500G


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#1 monker

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:36 PM

I have been trying to install the AT&T Plug & Share 54mps wireless PCI Adapter Model 6500G on my Dell Dimension 8200 running XP Home with all updates, 1 gig ram. It shows up as an Ethernet card in the device manager. Every driver I have downloaded seems to have an issue. I switched cards around in the PCI slots and currently have no other net adapters installed. I know this is an old outdated network card but I am having extreme difficulty trying to add it. If anyone has any suggestions please help. I just want to see if I can connect to a wireless network in my building

Edit: Moved topic from Windows XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:52 PM

In device manager right click the wireless adapter select properties and under the detail tab in the Property dropdown box select Hardware ID's and paste the results here.

 

Edit: I just found out that this uses a AR5212 chip. Give me a few minutes to find the driver.

 

Those are hard to find for XP. See this article.

 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/getting-atheros-ar5212-wireless-cards-to-work-with-windows-xp.39651/

 

The initial link are posted for the Atheros driver is not valid


Edited by JohnC_21, 01 January 2014 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:06 PM

Sorry to take so long to get back. I solved my issue and everything is working. Thanks


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:18 AM

Can you give a explanation of what you did to resolve the issue? It may help others with the same problem.

Edited by JohnC_21, 17 January 2014 - 10:19 AM.





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