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hardware conflict! (i think)


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I have a D Link wireless network pci card and a Belkin firewire pci card. When i install the firewire card, the wireless card stops working. Can anyone tell me why and how to fix this rather irritating problem?

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Welcome FATHEDZ <_<

This shouldn't cause any trouble. I have a similar setup in one of my systems.

Could be an IRQ conflict, try moving the cards to different PCI slots.
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Thanks

Have tried that. The internet now only works if the firewire card is disabled. This is a step further than before but is still not the ideal situation.

Any other ideas?

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If your comfortable changing BIOS settings, check the PnP Operating System option. It should be set to enable. Actually, whatever it's currently set at, try the other option.
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Thanks again for your reply.

This has not helped either. It's the second card I have tried so the fault must be with my machine and nor the cards. Any other ideas would be appreciated. (My ipod needs some firewire.)

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I'm stumped. Must be a conflict unique to your D-Link PCI card. Have you tried calling D-Link tech support, or checking the knowledge base on their website? http://support.dlink.com/
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Have just realised that when I tried another wireless card, the same problem ocurred. It must be a fault with the pc.

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