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Compaq 1200 Sound crackles with wireless PCMCIA card

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I just installed a dlink router on my network which works great.  Then I dropped a D-Link DWL-650+ PCMCIA Wireless LAN card into my Compaq 1200-XL106, which connects fine, but everytime it transfers data over the wirless, my speakers crackle rather loudly.  When I mute the sound card the speakers continue to crackle, but they do not ever do it with any other pcmcia cards, just with the Wireless Lan.  I tried a different make of wireless card to discover that it did the same thing, only the crackles are in a different key.  *Sigh*

Any suggestions on how this may be remedied, other than upgrading my old laptop?  Thanks!
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have you tried changing the channel of your wireless network?, this might help, other than that the only thing i can think of might be to try some kind of Faradays cage around the wires for your speakers so that they are protected from radiowaves, ie wrap a fine wire mesh round the wires and then cover with an insulator such as elecrical or self-amalgamating tape to prevent any shorts from othe pieces of hardware. This will prevent induced current in the speaker thus eliminating crackle.

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middenface,

I have tried changing the channel with no result.

I haven't had time to try the physical solution, but will do so when I have the opportunity.  Thank you for your suggestions.

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