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WPC54GS on Windows 2000 says "Cable disconnected"

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by harryoe, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. harryoe

    harryoe Guest

    Wireless G Adapted for Notebooks with Speedbooster (WPC54GS Ver 2)

    Windows 2000 shows this adapter under Local Area Connections, with the red X indicating cable is unplugged.

    (In XP, they have a seperate section for Wireless Connections. Is this not so in Windows 2000?)

    Can see the SSID of my router and others in the neighborhood, but cannot associate with the access point. I do have other wireless devices associating with the access point, a WRT54G Ver 1.

    Oddly, it has worked a couple of times when I rebooted the system (the red X would go away too) -- repeatedly reinstalling the software does not help. Applied Windows 2000 service pack 4 just to be sure. Removed and reinstalled TCP/iP also.

    Any thoughts out there? Wish there was a wireless networking upgrade for Windows 2000... sigh. Any help appreciated.
     
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Try removing the WPC54GS and re-inserting it into to the PCMCIA slot. Service pack 4 is the last service pack from Microsoft, but Microsoft is supposed to provide minor fixes.
     
  3. nlehrer

    nlehrer Network Guru Member

    same thing for me with a linksys card in a win2k laptop to a linksys router.

    my wife's xp laptop with a 3com card connects fine.
    my experience is that the linksys utility software that associates you with the router and gets the internet connection is awful. linksys 2nd level support told me to use the boingo wifi software. it works fine. it does not support speed booster but everything else is fine.

    disable the linksys tool and try boingo.
     

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