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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:03 AM
Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:44 PM
Have tried to update Windows XP while it seemed to be working but no luck.
Note that XP has no current updates, as it is not supported by Microsoft any more.
Can you connect with an Ethernet Cable (not wireless) from the router to the computer ?? Usually the best option ......
If so, what is the result ??
Posted 16 March 2015 - 05:53 AM
XP still offers "monthly updates" in the form of the Malicious Software Rmoval Tool, see .http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/malware-removal.aspx .
Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:32 PM
Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:26 AM
If its a signal problem on both wireless interface, try removing then reinstalling the drivers first then insert the USB wifi device (Dlink and or 2Wire) and connect manually again by your home network SSID.
Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:09 PM
Jhayz - that worked. Thanks so much for your help. It is running again.
Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:15 PM
Edited by tyl604, 17 March 2015 - 10:28 PM.
Posted 18 March 2015 - 12:39 AM
So what is happening?
I'm not sure but honestly I do not use both wireless card at the same time for network connections. What's the Dlink aircard for since the other is working correctly?
Posted 18 March 2015 - 09:14 AM
You do not want to use the Aircard and 2wire adapter at the same time. You can pull the Aircard from the PCMCIA slot. That card is obsolete as it is only 802.11b. Stick with the 2-wire adapter. If the Aircard is shown in Device Manager, right click and disable it. Is this the 2-wire adapter you are using?
Posted 19 March 2015 - 11:08 AM
I responded yesterday but it disappeared so here it is again. DLilnk aircard now removed. The 2Wire adapter is close but not exactly what you have pictured. The booklet says 802.11g USB wireless adapter and the installation CD says Version 4.0 2007.
I have only 512 mb of RAM and find that AOL page will load but will not run at all. I downloaded IE 7 to replace IE 6 and installed it; it said to reboot and click on the new desktop icon which is named Internet Explorer Troubleshooting; however, the new icon will not run. So I appear to be stuck with IE 6.
So current status:
Networks will be recognized if I unplug the USB to the 2Wire device and then plug back in. Time after time. I get knocked off pretty frequently so I do a lot of unplugging and replugging.
Internet will load. Google.com will load and actually run; have looked up some things on it. Loaded AVG successfully from Google.com and have current virus protection.
AOL will load but will not run; AOL email will not load at all so I cannot read emails..
IE7 will not completely load because IE Troubleshooting icon will not function.
So maybe 512 RAM is so small that I am wasting my time??? Maybe IE 7 requires more RAM? I can use the internet via Google.com but cannot do any email? I should give up and donate the laptop to Goodwill?
What do I do now?
Edited by tyl604, 19 March 2015 - 11:10 AM.
Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:02 PM
512MB on XP is pushing the limits. You should have at least 1GB but your CPU is at the bottom of the pack right now. If you can afford it, I would get a new computer.
With the 2-wire plugged in and connected go to Device Manager. Right click the wireless adapter and select Properties. Under the details tab select Hardware IDs in the dropdown box. Copy and post the first line. An updated driver may help.
Disable the ability of Windows to turn off USB. See this.
I would avoid IE6 all together and use Firefox or Chrome. I believe you will notice much better performance with those browsers.
If all you do is browse the internet and do email then Puppy linux would run great on this computer. You can burn an iso to CD and see how you like it. It runs in RAM and off the CD. You can even use a USB flash drive with persistance so all your settings are saved. Here is the latest version.
Posted 19 March 2015 - 06:06 PM
Posted 19 March 2015 - 06:14 PM
I am not sure why Chrome refused to download. One thing may be that the CPU does not support the SSE2 instruction set. After Chrome 35 only CPU's with SSE2 are supported. You can download and run CPUz to see if your CPU has SSE2. If it does not then you cannot run Chrome but you can run Firefox.
Posted 19 March 2015 - 06:54 PM
I downloaded Firefox and it seems to work fine. Even checked my email on AOL. So I am on the road. Thanks for the help. Seems to be working OK now.
Posted 19 March 2015 - 07:18 PM
That is good to hear. I would add two extensions to Firefox. Tools > Addons. Click Extensions. In the search box type the follwing addons. Then click install.
Noscript (stops bad scripts) - It may take a bit to learn. You can whitelist sites by Right clicking the Noscript icon and Temporarily Allowing or Allowing certain scripts. After awhile you can learn which scripts to allow and which to block.
Adblock Plus (Removes Ads - another malware attack vector) Under Adblock Plus options > Filter Preferences you can get two lists - Easy List and Adblock Warning Removal List. You can uncheck show unobtrusive ads if you want to block everything.
Ghostery - Blocks Cookies and Trackers
Edited by JohnC_21, 20 March 2015 - 08:12 AM.
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