Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Problem with linksys wireless card

Posted on 2004-08-28
5
Medium Priority
?
326 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I'm working on a machine that that has Windows ME (yuk) and I"m setting up a wireless network...Linksys wireless G router and linksys wireless-G PCI adapter...I installed the card and software and when I boot the wireless config utility icon does not appear in the system tray...A CTRL-ALT-DEL shows that it's running but there is no icon...If I go run it again thru the start menu, you can see the window pop up for a SPLIT second and then it's gone again...The system is absolutely clean of spyware and viruses and I have EVERYTHING disabled in msconfig...I've done a ton of networks and most of what I do daily is spyware/virus removal so I'm fairly certain this isn't a malicious program but I won't rule it out completely...I'm going back out after the weekend and thought I'd bounce it off you guys and see what I come up with...At this point, I"m ready to try a different brand of card and/or a repair installation of ME...

Thanks for any help you can offer..
0
Comment
Question by:bantau
5 Comments
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:CBF-IT
CBF-IT earned 100 total points
ID: 11921113
Have you tried going into network properties and configuring the card manually?I haven't worked on Windows ME ;) but that what I would do on a 2K or XP machine.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:bantau
ID: 11924272
This is not an IP issue..I"m still at the part where the wireless configuration utility is not loading so that we can see the router/access point....The card is installing and device manager says its installed with no conflicts...It's the software that USES the card that it having issues...

0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
rsriprac earned 200 total points
ID: 11939914
There are software compatability issues with windows ME.  For some, there a work-around by installing the software without the card in, reboot the machine, then shutdown, then install the card, and startup again.  Other then that I'm out of ideas.

Good luck,

-Ram
0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:kganjei
kganjei earned 200 total points
ID: 11946163
I had the same prob with a Korean install of Windows ME... Finally got it working by doing exactly what Ram suggested... If this still does not work, let us know and I will send over some more suggestions.

K
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:bantau
ID: 11948123
I did that already....Windows was really acting weird so I'm sure it was grunged...I removed a big wad of spyware/trojans prior to installation...The client didn't mind a restore so I tossed \my docs on a thumb drive and ran a quick recovery...After that it worked like a champ...Thanks for the suggestions guys...
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Ransomware, the malware that locks down its victim’s files until they pay up, has always been a frustrating issue to deal with. However, a recent mobile ransomware will make the issue a little more personal… by sharing the victim’s mobile browsing h…
When you put your credit card number into a website for an online transaction, surely you know to look for signs of a secure website such as the padlock icon in the web browser or the green address bar.  This is one way to protect yourself from oth…
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This vide…
Sometimes it takes a new vantage point, apart from our everyday security practices, to truly see our Active Directory (AD) vulnerabilities. We get used to implementing the same techniques and checking the same areas for a breach. This pattern can re…

824 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question