need driver for wireless card

Dell / DIMENSION 2400
April 14, 2009 at 05:27:39
Specs: xp home, 1.25 gb
After reformatting I cannot get the wireless card to work. It worked before. Its a Linksys WMP11 version 2.4.. The Dell site doesn't have a driver for it because it around four years old. Can you give me advice on where I can get a driver from a reputable place since I am new at this looking for drivers thing.

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#1
April 14, 2009 at 05:50:27
I got you on your way with this ----

http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en...

Looks like Cisco bought Linksys


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#2
April 14, 2009 at 05:56:45
Thank you for your fast reply but unfortunately on the linksys site they offer 2 drivers for my wireless card but the 2 drivers they offer are versions 2.7 and 4.0 and I have version 2.4. I was online chat with them and asked them if one of the 2 versions would work with my version but they would not give me an answer. However I did download their versions and they didn't seem to work. Unless I am doing it wrong.

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#3
April 14, 2009 at 07:27:58
I did download their versions and they didn't seem to work. Unless I am doing it wrong.

That is rather a general statement.
"Download" from the Internet usually does not 'Install' things.
Also we do not know what you are doing right, or wrong.

Have you checked Device Manager for if any Yellow Exclamation mark is shown for that device. ?????

Print this MS article for future reference ---
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283658
How to manage devices in Windows XP


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#4
April 14, 2009 at 07:50:39
In the device manager under Network adapters it shows; Broadcom 440x 10/100 Intergrated Contgroller, then under that it shows Other devices with the yellow mark and when opened the drop down it reads Ethernet Controller with the yellow mark. Before failed to mentioned that when I downloaded the drivers I did extract them, then I right clicked on the yellow mark on Ethernet Controller and commanded to use the driver that I extracted and even rebooted but no change.

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#5
April 14, 2009 at 08:20:08
... you'll have to register with them first!

http://www.ookz.com.pl/wmp11/

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#6
April 14, 2009 at 08:25:55
Looks like you need all sorts of drivers.

I right clicked on the yellow mark on Ethernet Controller and commanded to use the driver that I extracted and even rebooted but no change

Ethernet device is not the same as your Wireless Card.
An Ethernet card is used to connect computers via a cable.

Try this ---
In Device Manager, click "View" up in the Menu Bar,
then click Show devices by connection,
then under "PCI BUS", look under "...PCI Bridge..."
Your wireless card may be shown, maybe not by name.

My PC desktop only shows my Ethernet card and telephone Modem, under PCI Bridge. I have no wireless card installed.

What you need to do is to install the driver to the correct device.

Also, when Posting here, you should give link to your other Posting, so that the same ground is not covered twice ---
http://www.computing.net/answers/ne...


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#7
April 14, 2009 at 09:57:39
In device mgr. it reads: Intel(R) 82801DB PCI Bridge-244E then when I opened that it read: Broadcom 440x10/100 Integrated Controller. It didn't have any info on a wireless adapter or anything wireless.

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#8
April 14, 2009 at 13:31:27
Maybe I can shed some light on this issue.
The version (2.4) that you have uses a broadcom chip. That is why you are having so much trouble trying to get the driver for this thing. Shortly after the 2.4 version they came out with a version2.7 which has also been called version 4 which uses the intel chip. This is also why support can't help you find the right one either as that version was abandon shortly after the 2.7 came out. It may have been shipped out of country or just plain abandoned. The card is of a B protocol and it might be just as well to go ahead and upgrade to a newer card of at least a G or to a better match to your wireless router.

Change Is Good
http://www.citizenlink.org/Stopligh...


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#9
April 14, 2009 at 14:33:07
repeat post

http://www.ookz.com.pl/wmp11/

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#10
April 14, 2009 at 18:16:16
got this
ftp://ftp.linksys.com/pub/network/wmp11.zip

from here

http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-WMP11...

also dell's site probably didn't have the driver, because the card was added, after the computer was purchased.

might be worth a try

larry


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#11
April 15, 2009 at 05:19:16
Thank you for your response and all your help. I will certainly try getting the driver from the site you shown. Will let you know how it all works out.

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