What wireless network PCI cards have so far worked straight away?

What wireless network PCI cards have so far worked straight away?

Post by SmFtZX » Sat, 15 Jul 2006 19:21:01


I'm having difficulty getting a Belkin F5D7000_V3 PCI wireless network card
working with Vista. It loads the drivers, but the control software if opened
will close down within a second or so - Belkin so far have not replied to my
requests for Beta drivers.
I'm going to buy another network card anyway so can anyone tell me if they
found a Netgear card for example compatible straight out the box?
Can't remeber what version of Vista i'm using i think its 5234 or something
like that
(came on the DVD).
 
 
 

What wireless network PCI cards have so far worked straight away?

Post by Geoff » Sun, 16 Jul 2006 07:45:49


Using the same card on two machines (one with Vista and one with XP) without
any problems (now) to a Linksys wireless router/ADSL modem. The Belkin XP
Drivers do not (appear) to work in Vista (no surprise) but Vista identified
it, and installed the card as a Broadcom 802.11g wireless network card,
which in fact it is with a Belkin badge. From what I can gather from their
support you won't get any drivers from Belkin themselves until the full
version of Vista is released.

I got my network going initially with non-wireless connection and it did
take a while to get the wireless bit working and by a lot of trial and
error. If I remember correctly to get it talking to the Linksys Router I had
to use manual IP Addresses and manual DNS Server addresses (IPv4) as
automatic just would not work and left IPv6 well alone. I also use a manual
WEP key.

Don't know whether this will help, but the card does work it just needs a
lot of persistence and patience.

GeoffP

 
 
 

What wireless network PCI cards have so far worked straight away?

Post by Geoff » Sun, 16 Jul 2006 07:55:08

Sorry I knew I had forgotten something, I also had to enter the Locally
Administered MAC Address manually (Network Center>Network List>Reorder
Wireless Networks>Adapter Properties>Configure>Advanced>Locally Administered
MAC Address = change to Manual and enter MAC Address). I'm fairly sure this
was the last thing I did before the wireless network 'kicked in'.

GeoffP
 
 
 

What wireless network PCI cards have so far worked straight away?

Post by TWFyY » Tue, 08 Aug 2006 16:30:01

My Linksys Wireless USB Adapter (WUSB11 ver 2.6) works fine, when I plugged
it in Vista installed suitable drivers on it's own and they work fine. (None
of my fancier Belkin adapters work)