wireless problems¬

  stuntmaster 17:44 03 Aug 05

i have a IBM Thinkpad 380D and have just bought a belkin "Wireless G Notebook Network Card" its max speed is 54 MBPS and its a 32 Bit PCMCIA Cardbus.
the laptop doesnt recognise it nothing powers up on the card.

the pc is running windows 98 and the slots are labelled as SLOT 1 = Type II SLot2 = ZV (Zoomed Video).

can anyone advise if:

A)what i need to do to get it to work
b)does that laptop's PCMCIA slots support 32bit cardbus.



  bremner 18:06 03 Aug 05

When you say Windows 98 do you mean that or have you Windows 98SE.

As for this card it says that 98SE is the minmum spec.

  woodchip 18:24 03 Aug 05

You should load the software before putting the card in. It will tell you when to put it in

  stuntmaster 19:12 03 Aug 05

i have win 98 SE

and did install software first

then wen it asked me to insert card (during installation of software) nothing happened when a dialog should have popped up asking for country selection.


  woodchip 19:28 03 Aug 05

The card may be faulty

  woodchip 19:29 03 Aug 05

Have you other things to try in the laptop Slot, just to verify it is working

  stuntmaster 19:41 03 Aug 05

yup tried an old modem and bus toaster both r fine

  woodchip 20:01 03 Aug 05

Looks like he card is faulty

  stuntmaster 20:20 03 Aug 05

mind you it is an ibm thinkpad 380D it is an oldish laptop

i did hear something about 32bit cardbus

how do i know if i have it?


  woodchip 20:27 03 Aug 05

Belarc may tell you if you download and run it. click here

  stuntmaster 20:47 03 Aug 05

it says i have a "Cirrus Logic PCIC compatiable PCI to PCMCIA Bridge"

does ths help


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