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Fred60

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I installed a wireless WL5011S net adapter in an older Dell 8200. Previously it was using a plug in Linksys card. Long story, short, if I look at setup the location says enabled but unrecognized. Does anyone have any idea what I can do to get this card to work, assuming it is ok. It was detected and installed when I turned the PC on.

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You will need to install the drivers for the card did the card come with a driver disk?
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Hello Fred60

Did the new device come with a driver instillation disk.
Have you installed the drivers for the card.

If yes then uninstall any software that you may have installed for the device, power down and remove the WIFI card, reassemble the computer and install/save the drivers for the card somewhere safe that you will remember later, power down and replace the WIFI card, again reassemble the computer and see if the Hardware Wizard detects the card, if it does install the drivers for the card that you saved earlier.

Alternatively for the drivers http://download.cnet...2_4-162235.html please ignore the reference to Acer computers.
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Thanks for the responses. Yah, I did load the drivers. Before turning this thing on, I swapped the cards with my M70. Both are now working. Just one of those days I guess.

Thanks again,

Fred
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Glad you got it sorted Fred and thanks for the follow up :thumbsup:
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I suppose re-seating the original card probably would have done the trick, but now that both laptops are working I'm going to leave the cards swapped. This old 8200 never had an on board WIFI before. I just noticed the slot for the card when I was repairing it after having loaned it out for a year. All is well that ends well, so they say :cool:

Fred
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