|Hello! I recently acquired a used Dell Latitude C800 laptop. The hard drive and battery were dead so I replaced the hard drive and I run the computer off the ac adapter.|
I loaded Windows 2000 and installed some of the drivers from Dell's website such as the chipset, video, sound, and touchpad drivers.
I then tried installing a Belkin Wireless G+ MIMO pcmia card on the system. The install went through and then the configuration screen came up.
However, no possible connections came up to use. (and yes my good laptop sitting right next to it has a 4 bar connection to the linksys router). I tried clicking the "enable radio" button in the taskbar menu for the software but the button didn't do anything.
Then I thought it might just be a bad card so I uninstalled the card and software and installed a linksys wireless g notebook card that works perfectly in the laptop next to it.
Same thing. The linksys software says the adapter is inactive.
Windows reports that the adapter is both installed and functioning properly, but the LAN connection in the Network Connections window says that the network connection is not active.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have wasted way too much time trying to troubleshoot it!