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Unable to wirelessly connect with wifi on new system


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#1 fireintie

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:35 PM

Hi!

 

So I've just installed Windows XP Proffesional on my old laptop. The thing is i cannot connect wirelessly to wifi. Through cable it works just fine. 
 
Im 99% sure I installed proper drivers.
'Wireless Zero Configuration' is set:   startup type: automatic   Service status: Started
In 'network connections' tab it only shows 'Local Area Connection' and '1394 Connection 2'
No antivirus, only basic windows firewall
I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with the card itself as on linux it worked just fine (for anyone wondering why I switched to XP it's that this PC couldn't handle linux very well and linux does not support most of the games)
I already tried resetting network adapters and their drivers
 
Card: HP Compaq 2210b Wireless WiFi Card 441082-003

 



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#2 jwoods301

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:40 PM

Before going online with wireless or ethernet, make sure all Windows Updates are installed.

 

You need an antivirus program installed.

 

1394 is a Firewire card, not a wireless network adapter.

 

http://windowsitpro.com/windows-xp/what-1394-network-connection

 

You still need to set up a wireless network adapter.


Edited by jwoods301, 13 July 2017 - 05:43 PM.


#3 fireintie

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:55 PM

"You still need to set up a wireless network adapter."

 

And how do I do that? Tried googling, but nothing helpful. On device manager I have 1394 Net Adapter (know it's not important) and Intel® 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection

Both enabled


Edited by fireintie, 13 July 2017 - 05:56 PM.


#4 PerspectiveObjective

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:57 PM

Common XP problem almost guaranteed not to connect to "the new" wireless, although straight line ethernet cable connect always works.  Sorry no help but also didn't make you look like an idiot without reading what you typed either YEY! Yes I've run into the same problem, even if you've a network adapter set up and it works well on various other wireless but when I go to a new building or where they have just put in wireless, well XP doesn't always work with wireless, I even tried several other cards/network adapters, same results. But thankfully a hardwire straight connect always works. Just my two bits.  Sorry no fix.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:58 PM

If your Wifi adapter is not listed in Device Manager installing any driver will not work. Did you install the chipset driver from the HP support site? Is XP is at SP3?


Edited by JohnC_21, 13 July 2017 - 05:59 PM.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:00 PM

https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c00045244



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:11 PM

Common XP problem almost guaranteed not to connect to "the new" wireless, although straight line ethernet cable connect always works.  Sorry no help but also didn't make you look like an idiot without reading what you typed either YEY! Yes I've run into the same problem, even if you've a network adapter set up and it works well on various other wireless but when I go to a new building or where they have just put in wireless, well XP doesn't always work with wireless, I even tried several other cards/network adapters, same results. But thankfully a hardwire straight connect always works. Just my two bits.  Sorry no fix.

 

So close thread?

If your Wifi adapter is not listed in Device Manager installing any driver will not work. Did you install the chipset driver from the HP support site? Is XP is at SP3?

 

Duh! I installed all nessesary drivers. No my XP is not at SP3, I just got an iso

No help there



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:18 PM

There are no yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager? If not then I don't know why linux detected your wifi chipset and windows does not unless it has something to do with SP3 not being installed. There were many Wifi improvements built into SP3. Install that and if you still do not see your Wifi card in Device Manager then get yourself a USB dongle. 



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:23 PM

There are no yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager? If not then I don't know why linux detected your wifi chipset and windows does not unless it has something to do with SP3 not being installed. There were many Wifi improvements built into SP3. Install that and if you still do not see your Wifi card in Device Manager then get yourself a USB dongle. 

D00d there are a lot of them! And waait... Terrible mistake... I DO have SP3



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:24 PM

I don't think any updates have been installed.

 

There are quite a few after SP3.


Edited by jwoods301, 13 July 2017 - 06:25 PM.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:26 PM

Wait guys... The problem was the most stupid thing ever! It's because I somehow instaled wrong drivers D: Sorry for your wasted time and thanks 4 help



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 05:28 PM

"To err is human, to forgive, Divine."

 

Thanks for posting back with the solution.

 

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