Disabled wireless card and its consequences

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Fred, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. Fred

    Fred Guest

    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.
     
    Fred, Jan 6, 2007
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  2. Fred

    David Hettel Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > 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.
    >
     
    David Hettel, Jan 6, 2007
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  3. Fred

    Alver Guest

    Yes, that is what I did as a first action step.

    Fred
     
    Alver, Jan 6, 2007
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  4. Fred

    David Hettel Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Yes, that is what I did as a first action step.
    >
    > Fred
    >
     
    David Hettel, Jan 6, 2007
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  5. Fred

    Pavel A. Guest

    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" <> wrote in message news:%...
    > 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.
    >
     
    Pavel A., Jan 6, 2007
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