Wireless USB Adapter Problem

January 15, 2008 at 23:49:56
Specs: Windows XP Professional S, Intel Q6600 @2.8GHz/2GB(1
I recently bought an Airlink101 Wireless N USB adapter (AWLL6080), I installed it on my Vista laptop just fine. However when I tried to install on my XP machine it just wouldn't work. I get to the part where it ask me to restart the computer, I do but when it boots up, the wireless connection never shows. There isn't even a system tray icon (the one that says "wireless networks are found click for list blah blah).

Any help would be awesome


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#1
January 16, 2008 at 05:02:01
look in admin tools, services, and see if the listing, windows zero configuration is started and set to automatic.

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#2
January 16, 2008 at 16:01:28
It was set to manual and it was off, I set it back on automatic and started, nothing happened. I tried to start the Wireless Monitor application and it still wouldn't pop up. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, found out that after installation and reboot it turns your settings to manual and doesn't start up the service on reboot. The manual tells you not use the windows wireless tabs and use the programs wireless monitor, which I have no problem but that doesn't even pop up either.

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#3
January 17, 2008 at 06:23:34
Check your driver status to ensure it's installed properly, if not it won't work well. Also you need to use the driver for XP OS.

If still not working, then check with the manufacturer, you can also get the driver here on manufacturer website.



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#4
January 18, 2008 at 20:49:13
I tried reinstalling it after uninstalling the drivers. It still doesn't work, maybe I'm not uninstalling the drivers correctly. What I'm doing is going into the device manager and going to network devices, it shows the Airlink 101 and I uninstall it. Is this the proper way to do this?

I'm probably going to try a full format of my computer later, this has become my secondary computer from spare parts left over from all my old upgrades so it doesn't mean much if I format it, but I would really like to avoid it.


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#5
January 19, 2008 at 19:30:18
Ok..Looks like you did the correct way to uninstall it. If you successfully uninstall it, then you won't be able to see that driver anymore on Device Manager window.

If you reinstall the driver again, go to Device Manager, right click that USB adapter device and click on Properties, see whether it's working properly.


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