|I have an older Dell laptop (Inspiron 8200) that I wanted to give to my Dad, as I got a new laptop. However, for him to use it, he wants it to be able to connect to Wi-Fi networks.|
Well, I managed to install the driver for a Belkin FSD7050 Wireless G USB adapter just fine, and the utility installed for it.
However, there was a major problem. The utility doesn't seem functional. It will run and open, but none of the GUI elements seem functional, telling it to refresh the network results yields no results even though my newer Gateway laptop detects them fine.
Attempting to change any options for it within the utility allows you to change them, but the ability to save the changes is not there as the button that lets that happen doesn't enable.
I know the adapter works, as it worked when the laptop ran XP. However due to a hardware bug that has arisen, the laptop runs with the CPU clocked down, and as such it would be better to be able to run the laptop using an older Windows 9x OS.
So my question is, is there a way to fix this, and if not, are there any alternative wireless utilities availible?