|In your PM I assume you were asking for all the Belkin Wireless Adapter info we discussed, for future reference - see below:-|
The following is for W98SE. Minor differences when using XP are marked ***
If you need to re-install the Belkin driver, make sure you first uninstall any existing Belkin driver using "Control Panel > Add-Remove Programs" (or any Uninstall that Belkin have provided). Sometimes things get left behind, so after that it would be sensible delete any Belkin folder that might be left in Program Files, then any relevant entry that might still be showing in Device Manager.
Unplug Belkin Wireless Adapter.
Double click exe file, either mine on the CD (Preferred) or a Belkin download.
Don't insert Adapter unless it asks - reboot then insert it.
[For information, my file 7050v3.exe name has been shortened. It's proper name is F5D7050v3.exe but this makes no difference to using it].
TROUBLESHOOT (if it doesn't work after install).
1. Keep the adapter plugged in from now on. Note that there should be an
icon in the System Tray (near clock at the bottom) - it won't work if that
2. Try a reboot. Assuming the Belkin still doesn't work, have a look in:
c:\program files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility.
In that last folder (Belkin Wireless Network Utility) you should find about 30 files and two folders. If so, this means that the software has installed. If the Belkin main folder or sub-folder is missing then something went totally wrong with the install.
3. You could also look in Control Panel > Networks. Don't alter anything there but just check to see if there is at least one entry that mentions the Belkin Adapter. ***
4. In Device Manager you should be showing an entry "Network Adapters". This should expand out to "Belkin 54g Wireless USB Network adapter". If an error is showing then remove the "Belkin Wireless Network Utility" entry and reboot to see if that helps.
5. If (as apparently happened once before) it shows as "Unknown Device" this is wrong. Expand that entry, delete it and reboot to see if that helps.
Windows XP is exactly the same except for Control Panel > Networks. For XP it is Control Panel >Network Connections ***. This lists the network adapters available. If you are using the Belkin this will show. If there are other network adapters it is a matter of identifying the Belkin device which should already be Enabled. There might be Compaq devices but if you are only using the Belkin these should be left Disabled. Note that you should not install any Compaq Wireless Adapter drivers if you are only using the Belkin. Note also that for XP you should NOT use the driver I gave you. You would need to use the appropriate driver (hopefully 3xxx series) from the Belkin website, or the CD that "Belkin" provided with the adapter.
This link, posted by DAVEINCAPS, is useful as it contains the whole range of Compaq drivers for your older machine:
If you ever wish to install the "Compaq" Wireless Adapter, google for:
"Compaq iPAQ Networking Wireless Adapter" in order to find one. The drivers are included in DAVEINCAPS link above.
All of the above can be copy/pasted into WordPad or NotePad for future reference. DAVEINCAPS link can be saved from the webpage.
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