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Hello!

I have a bit of a problem and I was wondering if anyone had any insight or ideas.

I have a laptop. A very old one, at that. It's a Toshiba Satellite Pro, I believe and trust me, it's old.

The OS running on it is Windows 98 SE.

The harddrive is about 1 GB or around there.

I got it off of ebay for about $80 and it works fine.

However, I recently bought a wireless router. It's called a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router, model WRT54G.

I have my current desktop computer hooked up to it, and I had a friend over who made sure it worked by testing it on his own laptop that got absolutely no signal until my wireless router was installed.

So I did some online shopping to look for the perfect wireless PC card for my laptop.

All the directions pointed me towards a Netgeat WG511T 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card.

It said everywhere that it was compatible with XP, 2000, and 98SE.

I bought it at Radioshack for about $49.99 and I saw that on the box, it said it was only compatible with XP and 2000. I decided to give it a try anyway.

I checked a .txt on the installation disk and it said that it was intended for use with 98SE as well.

I'm not sure if this is even the problem ...

But whenever I put the PC Card in my laptop (in both slots I tried) it does not recognize it at all.

Usually there is a beep or something, but there is nothing.

In the past, I have only tried one PC card that proved successful ... I can't get my hands on it at the moment, but it was for a dial-up modem. I tried it just the other day and it beeped and worked normally.

Could this be a problem with the card or with my Laptop?

Edited by RandomUserName, 22 March 2007 - 03:16 PM.

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Did you follow the instructions that came with it? Sometimes you HAVE to run the CD first.
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