Wireless network not connected

May 3, 2010 at 20:55:12
Specs: win xp sp3, p4
Hello all, in frustration I turn here. I have two computers on a wireless network connecting to a dlink DI-524. This computer I type on works fine the other one, with a recent format and upgrade to Win XP sp3, new Realtek RTL8185 54M wireless card and alot of annoyance will not connect. The card is installed with the latest driver and the packaged software removed (it seemed to be more of a hindrance.) When I try ipconfig /all it shows that the device has no physical address but will show me an IP.

I have tried to assign it one and have it determine its own but no luck.

I can connect with the inbuilt LAN card if I hard wire the connection (hence where I got the drivers and updates) but everything I do gives me the 'wireless connection not connected' error. It also shows no network (and it is alot closer than this box.) I tried to stop the wireless zero configuration which just made things stranger.

I would love some extra thoughts....


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#1
May 4, 2010 at 07:51:11
Right click on the tray icon & choose let windows manage the connection. If that works, stop the realtek software from loading at boot time.
start, run, msconfig, startup. Uncheck it, click apply, reboot & click ok.

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#2
May 4, 2010 at 14:22:24
I have actually uninstalled it. Its not running at all

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#3
May 4, 2010 at 14:56:01
Try going into the PC's BIOS and disabling the onboard network card. Is your wireless card an actual card (e.g., PCI) or a USB card?

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#4
May 4, 2010 at 17:29:17
The wireless card is PCI as well.

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#5
May 5, 2010 at 13:43:16
So, I disabled it (though in Win cause there doesnt seem to be a function for it in the bios. It is still saying 'not connected' although it found the network but wont connect. I reinstalled the wireless card and then it didnt find it. I have noted that the IRC of both the network card and wireless are the same

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#6
May 5, 2010 at 13:56:44
What is the make/model of your PC (Dell? HP? homemade?). Do you know the make/model of the motherboard? If you have an onboard network port, then there should be a location in the BIOS where you can disable it. My thinking is that if your onboard LAN card is still enabled, that might prevent your wireless LAN card from being detected.

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