Compatibility Issues -- Windows Media Center and Wireless Adapters

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  1. My wireless hub (a Linksys WRT54G) is in my home office, with my HP Media
    Center PC (m7160n) in my living room.

    I'm trying to use a Buffalo Air Station G54 "keychain" type adapter, plugged
    into a USB port, to connect the Media Center to the wireless network in my
    home. The Media Center is crashing once or twice a day, and says the reason
    is that some unidentified driver is the cause. I notice that when I reboot
    with the Buffalo adapter plugged in, the computer freezes at the point where
    the HP logo comes up on screen. If I try rebooting again with the Buffalo
    unplugged, the computer does the complete reboot with no problems.
    Obviously, the adapter( or, at least, its driver) seems to be the culprit.

    I've been to the Microsoft site that lists equipment that's proven to be
    compatible with Media Center 2005, but there's no list of wireless adapters.
    Does anyone know what adapters will work with Media Center? Failing that,
    what else can I do?
     
    =?Utf-8?B?RG91Z2ggRG9jdG9y?=, Oct 30, 2005
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  2. If you don't want to/don't have room for an internal wireless card, I
    recommend plugging a wireless gaming adapter in to the Ethernet port
    of the MCE computer. I'd recommend the DLink DGL 3420 which I use
    here.

    On Sun, 30 Oct 2005 08:55:03 -0800, Dough Doctor
    <> wrote:

    >My wireless hub (a Linksys WRT54G) is in my home office, with my HP Media
    >Center PC (m7160n) in my living room.
    >
    >I'm trying to use a Buffalo Air Station G54 "keychain" type adapter, plugged
    >into a USB port, to connect the Media Center to the wireless network in my
    >home. The Media Center is crashing once or twice a day, and says the reason
    >is that some unidentified driver is the cause. I notice that when I reboot
    >with the Buffalo adapter plugged in, the computer freezes at the point where
    >the HP logo comes up on screen. If I try rebooting again with the Buffalo
    >unplugged, the computer does the complete reboot with no problems.
    >Obviously, the adapter( or, at least, its driver) seems to be the culprit.
    >
    >I've been to the Microsoft site that lists equipment that's proven to be
    >compatible with Media Center 2005, but there's no list of wireless adapters.
    >Does anyone know what adapters will work with Media Center? Failing that,
    >what else can I do?

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    Expert Zone Columnist
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://www.mcemvp.us/bbowman/
     
    Barb Bowman MVP-Windows, Oct 30, 2005
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  3. Re: Compatibility Issues -- Windows Media Center and Wireless Adap

    I cant get some saved items, out of my saved files my documents from hotmail
    webb page says hardware isnt wright,so?

    "Barb Bowman MVP-Windows" wrote:

    > If you don't want to/don't have room for an internal wireless card, I
    > recommend plugging a wireless gaming adapter in to the Ethernet port
    > of the MCE computer. I'd recommend the DLink DGL 3420 which I use
    > here.
    >
    > On Sun, 30 Oct 2005 08:55:03 -0800, Dough Doctor
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >My wireless hub (a Linksys WRT54G) is in my home office, with my HP Media
    > >Center PC (m7160n) in my living room.
    > >
    > >I'm trying to use a Buffalo Air Station G54 "keychain" type adapter, plugged
    > >into a USB port, to connect the Media Center to the wireless network in my
    > >home. The Media Center is crashing once or twice a day, and says the reason
    > >is that some unidentified driver is the cause. I notice that when I reboot
    > >with the Buffalo adapter plugged in, the computer freezes at the point where
    > >the HP logo comes up on screen. If I try rebooting again with the Buffalo
    > >unplugged, the computer does the complete reboot with no problems.
    > >Obviously, the adapter( or, at least, its driver) seems to be the culprit.
    > >
    > >I've been to the Microsoft site that lists equipment that's proven to be
    > >compatible with Media Center 2005, but there's no list of wireless adapters.
    > >Does anyone know what adapters will work with Media Center? Failing that,
    > >what else can I do?

    > --
    >
    > Barb Bowman
    > MS Windows-MVP
    > Expert Zone Columnist
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    > http://www.mcemvp.us/bbowman/
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?aG90bWFpbCB3ZWJiIHBhZ2VzIG5lZWQgcmlnaHQg, Oct 30, 2005
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