This isnt really a conundrum but i was hoping to draw some eyes to my post.
<sorry for lying>
Well a friend gave me a wireless card, i dont know anything about (it does work according to him) i thought it could find all the needed drivers on its own.....i was wrong. It seems like the computer doesnt even see the wi fi card, its not shown on device manager...as far as i can see.
So anyone have some advice??
ps. He cant find the cd rom that came with it. The cd rom obviously had the drivers on it.
Am i stuck with a garbage peice of silicon/metal....
most wifi cards (at least Lynksis & DLink) require that the drivers be installed BEFORE the card is installed. Found this out after about 4 or 5 attempts with a couple of different before I humbly read the directions (Jeez, what a concept). Need to determine the make and model, download the drivers, then install the card. There may be a couple of added complications if the card and/or your access point
does not auto configure which will require you to do a manual config - again the directions are on almost every manufacturer's website (Guess how I know). Also, most of the "g" drivers will result in a popup during installation that says they are not windows certified. It does not matter, hit "continue" or "continue anyway" Good luck