[Novalug] [VOT]: VERY Off Topic - Wireless broke in XP
kkauffman at headfog.com
Thu Feb 15 21:22:05 EST 2007
Try resetting the TCP stack at the command prompt with:
"netsh init ip reset"
One other very important thing. I have a laptop that uses the Broadcomm
chipset. HP includes a wireless utility for management of it. This
utility disables the XP native management and functions AND WORKS
flawlessly. If I leave it up to XP to manage the connect, it fails
miserably with a high percentage rate. See if your laptop has an XP
utility for the wireless.
Try running the "repair" function by right clicking on the Connection
descriptor in network properties.
Remove any extraneous drivers in the Connection. For instance, Cisco
VPN installs a deterministic packet analyzer and windows xp has the QoS
service by default. After un-installing them, reinstall any pertinent
software. You should reboot after this exercise.
Matt Bidwell wrote:
> Rich Goodwin wrote:
>> I know this is not Linux related but - I need some help. My wife's XP
>> laptop (Gateway) had McAfee for "protection." The subscription expired
>> so I uninstalled it & loaded AVG. Now the wireless will not work! The
>> wired port does when connected. The wireless port occassionally sees
>> another connection but not mine (router does not broadcast the SID &
>> uses WEP).
>> I have tried what I know - which I admit is limited in the winderz
>> world. I remade the network connection, I reset it ... all the time
>> the Linux boxes work just fine thank you very much.
>> Does anyone have suggestions? I heard something about McAfee not
>> uninstalling everything ... so I'm look into that. In the meantime, any
>> help to keep peace would be greatly appreciated! 8-)
> You might want to try uninstalling and reinstalling the last
> service pack. Also you can uninstall the driver and
> try to let microsoft update try and reinstall it.
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