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Fred
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      01-06-2007
Hi all specialists,

I recently installed a wireless cardbus adapter (SMC Networks EZ Connect
108Mbps 802.11g Wireless PC Card) on my daughter's laptop (Toshiba
Satellite) and had it connected to her Philips PSTN adsl modem-router
without too many problems. Everything went fine and dandy until I
inadvertently switched off the wireless card while I was surfing, clicking
"disable" while I was looking for a possibility to click "disconnect" which
I usually do when I am using my own desktop with a fixed cable connection.
The connection went dead immediately and I was unable to get a new
connection working. I tried to reenable the wireless card but that did not
work so I reinstalled it (checked in Device Manager, card is there and OK).
I tried to click "repair connection" (or some similar text, I'm running
dutch language software) but that did not work either. I ran a repair
utility provided by my daughter's ISP and again I was unable to establish a
connection, instead I received a message stating that something was wrong
with the TCP/IP stack (also in dutch). I still can connect to the internet
using a fixed cable via the internal ethernet card of the laptop and using
the same Philips modem-router. Any advice on how to reestablish a wireless
connection? Thanks for your comments.


 
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David Hettel
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      01-06-2007
It's not clear to me, have you simply clicked on the icon and enabled it?
Easiest place would be in Device Manager IMHO.

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"Fred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:%(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hi all specialists,
>
> I recently installed a wireless cardbus adapter (SMC Networks EZ Connect
> 108Mbps 802.11g Wireless PC Card) on my daughter's laptop (Toshiba
> Satellite) and had it connected to her Philips PSTN adsl modem-router
> without too many problems. Everything went fine and dandy until I
> inadvertently switched off the wireless card while I was surfing, clicking
> "disable" while I was looking for a possibility to click "disconnect"
> which I usually do when I am using my own desktop with a fixed cable
> connection. The connection went dead immediately and I was unable to get a
> new connection working. I tried to reenable the wireless card but that did
> not work so I reinstalled it (checked in Device Manager, card is there and
> OK). I tried to click "repair connection" (or some similar text, I'm
> running dutch language software) but that did not work either. I ran a
> repair utility provided by my daughter's ISP and again I was unable to
> establish a connection, instead I received a message stating that
> something was wrong with the TCP/IP stack (also in dutch). I still can
> connect to the internet using a fixed cable via the internal ethernet card
> of the laptop and using the same Philips modem-router. Any advice on how
> to reestablish a wireless connection? Thanks for your comments.
>


 
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Alver
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      01-06-2007
Yes, that is what I did as a first action step.

Fred


 
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David Hettel
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      01-06-2007
So the card show as being there in device manager, and you have an option to
disable it in device manager? It shows no errors in device manager, you 've
uninstalled the card, and then reinstalled the card. Did you reboot after
uninstalling the card? and before re-installing the drivers? What happen
when you remove the card and reinsert the card? Do you get the found new
hardware message?

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"Alver" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Yes, that is what I did as a first action step.
>
> Fred
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Pavel A.
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      01-06-2007
Disabling a wireless adapter should not make any problem.
I do this several times every day.
However, some models come up after disable with wireless radio turned OFF.
If your card has some utility from the vendor, run it and check the radio
state.
Unfortunately, in WinXP there is no standard way to control the radio state
like in Vista.

--PA


"Fred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:%(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hi all specialists,
>
> I recently installed a wireless cardbus adapter (SMC Networks EZ Connect 108Mbps 802.11g Wireless PC Card) on my daughter's
> laptop (Toshiba Satellite) and had it connected to her Philips PSTN adsl modem-router without too many problems. Everything
> went fine and dandy until I inadvertently switched off the wireless card while I was surfing, clicking "disable" while I was
> looking for a possibility to click "disconnect" which I usually do when I am using my own desktop with a fixed cable
> connection. The connection went dead immediately and I was unable to get a new connection working. I tried to reenable the
> wireless card but that did not work so I reinstalled it (checked in Device Manager, card is there and OK). I tried to click
> "repair connection" (or some similar text, I'm running dutch language software) but that did not work either. I ran a repair
> utility provided by my daughter's ISP and again I was unable to establish a connection, instead I received a message stating
> that something was wrong with the TCP/IP stack (also in dutch). I still can connect to the internet using a fixed cable via
> the internal ethernet card of the laptop and using the same Philips modem-router. Any advice on how to reestablish a wireless
> connection? Thanks for your comments.
>



 
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