|"...the max colors that it will allow is 256, which isn’t going to bother my friend that owns this. She ..." "....The Display reads: Laptop Display Panel (1024x768) on NeoMagic MagicGraph 128XD."|
"...my friend that owns this. She ..."
Latitude CPi D266XT
Dell™ Latitude™ CP and CPi
System chipset: Intel Mobile 440BX PCIset
Latitude CPi D300XT
Latitude CPi D266XT
Latitude CPi D233ST
PC Card controller Texas Instruments PCI 1131 CardBus controller
PC Card connectors 2 (type I or type II cards can be used in any combination; type III cards can be used only in the bottom connector)
PCMCIA 16 bits
CardBus 32 bits
(so your PC Card slots DO support 32 bit cards)
Video type 128-bit, hardware-accelerated PCI
Video controller NeoMagic 2160
Integrated video memory 2 MB
* Extended video modes require special video drivers.
Latitude CPi D300XT
Latitude CPi D266XT
Latitude CP M233XT
1024 x 768 pixels, 65,536 colors; supports XGA
a..k.a High Color (16 bit)
That's a lot more colors than 256 !
Drivers and downloads for your Latitude CPi model series for Win 98:
Did you install at least these "drivers" ?:
CD/DVD - if you have the Adaptec drive - optional - install the application
IDE and EIDE controllers
Input Device Drivers - touchpad
Video - NeoMagic driver - NM2160
"NeoMagic driver - NM2160"
NOTE that that does NOT say "NeoMagic MagicGraph 128XD"
Particularly, the number not being 2160 or similar raises a red flag for me !
If you DID install that NeoMagic driver, you may have installed it improperly.
Unless the instructions for installing a device tell you otherwise.......
You DO NOT install drivers for a device while booting into Windows, if the software for the device has not been installed yet - when Windows detects a generic device or New Hardware while booting, you allow it to search for drivers, it doesn't find any, and it wants you to show it the location of the drivers - CANCEL that, continue on to the desktop, and install the software for the device using the proper installation from a CD or the proper installation file that you downloaded from the web.
If you DID install drivers that way,
(The following also applies if you want to re-install the software)
- go to Settings - Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs and Un-install the software you installed, reboot, DO NOT install drivers while booting.
Install the software properly by running the proper download you got from the web.
The same applies no matter when Windows finds New Hardware !
"System chipset: Intel Mobile 440BX PCIset "
I'm not sure whether 98SE has the main chipset drivers for that built in.
The Dell site does not list main chipset drivers for 98 for your model, but I know from previous experience sometimes brand name builders don't list them when they should list them.
Go here, download this, and install this:
INF Update Utility - Primarily for Intel® 400 Series Chipsets
This is the last version of the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility that supports the Intel® 400 Series Chipsets.
It doesn't do any harm to install that if they've already been installed.
I think it would be a very good idea if you Un-installed your wireless adapter's drivers and software (wireless settings program) in Add or Remove Programs and start over.
Keep in mind the above stuff about NOT installing "drivers" while booting, unless the instructions for installing the device tell you otherwise.
Doing that should also wipe out any improper settings you have made for the device in the specific wireless adapter's Network settings.
(End of Life Products)
802.11b Wireless PC Card (main support page)
Lots of info to look at.
If you haven't already done so, READ IT !
Note - if you don't have that (if you have the CD for it it's probably on that) , ftp links in posts on this site are NOT "active" links - you must copy the whole ftp line to your browser's Address line box or similar .
When the manual has fully loaded, click on the floppy icon at left in the top bar and select a location on your hard drive to copy it to.
You install the software for it BEFORE you first plug it in.
Quite good instructions for 98SE.
Security - you use Infrastructure mode to connect to a router
Apparently, you don't need to specify the channel for this adapter unless you use Ad Hoc mode
If Security is Enabled in the router
- you use the same type of encryption as the router is using
- you use the same encyption key or password as the router is using.
If you're using the default type of encryption and encryption key in the router's configuration, the encryption key is the one on the label on the bottom of the combo router / DSL modem.
If you're NOT using the default type of encryption and/or default encryption key in the router's configuration, or both, whatever the router's configuration has, you wireless adapter must have the same.
"My ISP is AT&T Yahoo."
ISP AT&T Yahoo
Quick links bottom right
FAQs - requires a Zip code or the first 6 digits of a phone number
Could you supply either of those to us ?
Shop for DSL equipment:
"The model of my ISP’s modem is: 3800HGV-B by 2Wire Gateway."
They do not list that model here:
Closest is ....
2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B No DSL filters included
I don't see any manuals or support there for the DSL combo router / modems, but that may only be available via the FAQs .
If the 3800HGV-B came with a printed manual, or a manual on a CD that came with it that may be the full manual, READ IT carefully !
Otherwise, this is the only info I can find - generic help...
How to Change Wireless Settings
The default encryption key is on the label on the bottom of the device.
Open a Web browser and type http://gateway.2wire.net or http://192.168.1.254
Network Name - it's actually the default SSID label - the label for your router you and others see when you or they look for available wireless connections that are in range (close enough to be picked up). You can change that if you like, as long as you remember the label for your own device.
Wireless Channel - in 98SE, the channel in the router's configuration and in the wireless adapter's configuration probably have to be the same.
SSID Broadcast must be ENABLED
Wireless Security - it's recommended that you Enable it, because if you don't, anyone within range of your wireless adapter can access your computer when the comuter is running.
However, if you want to find out whether your problems are caused by wrong security setting , you could disable it both in the the router's configuration and in the wireless adapter's configuration.
If you do Enable Wireless Security, pick an ecryption type, or use the default one and the encrytion key on the label on your device.
MAC filtering - optional.
Only the network adapters MAC addresses have been entered for can access the router, or any network adapter other than the ones listed can access your router.
For the former, if you use that you must enter the MAC address of YOUR OWN wireless adapter, as well as the MAC address of the other wireless adapters you want to allow to access your computer.
If you DON'T enter the MAC address of YOUR OWN wireless adapter, you won't be able to access your own router after settings have been saved, until you have set it to defaults manually (there is an internal button you can press from the outside of the device for x seconds to set it to defaults, via you inserting a stiff wire through a tiny hole).
Additional Settings - leave those set to defaults for the time being.
That's all that's there.