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Trying To Install Wireless Card


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I am trying to install an SMC wireless card, but my computer can not seem to find the hardware. I know that the card is not defective, so waht can I do?
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Most cards require you to install the drivers before installing the card. Please read the installation documentation.

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What have you done so far?

Is this a new card or from an old computer? And does it support your "Operating System"

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Yes, it a an old card from an old computer. I installed the drivers already, and followed the documentation. The card is an SMC2802W. it does support my OS.

I have tried to install it 5 times now, and I phoned the makers, SMC. They said it is not working because the computer cannot recognize the hardware. I tried 3 different slots, but none work!
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Makai asked for:

Please list your system specs... motherboard, processor, video card, ram, etc... if you know them. It's difficult to help you without this information.

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Also describe old computer . . . .OS Win98?

Did you download latest drivers from SMC for Windows XP (if that is your OS)

It is important that you follow the correct sequence of Installation for your OS:

If you load driver 1st ...then card or card 1st then driver & when the other hardware components are installed/connected

The sequence/order of steps are important + latest drivers & cleaning out old driver . . .

If you did a sequence wrong then you may have to uninstall 1st. . . .before doing another installation. . . . . .

Even if it appears that it is not installed. . . .at least go thru the motions???!!!

Computers are like cats . . . .they just do things

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I see you are reading this post. . .
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