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anyone has experience with SMC wireless 802.11g PCI Adapter? tried to install in my Win2000 server machine. does not seem to work, keep erroring in even log..message ->The PCANDIS5 NDIS Protocol driver service failed to start due to the following error The system cannot find the path specified.
Downloaded the updated driver...same problem Edited by rs_1915

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hehe..i know...sounds like their driver is pretty much screwed up. Well i gave up with SMC 802.11g card, i uninstalled that, and installed D-Link card ( it is 802.11b though) , it worked without any problem.
I am not too excited with SMC products!! Wireless router seems to be working fine. Edited by rs_1915

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It is kinda cool that my wireless NIC scans and finds nearby networks. I find one more network probably one of my neighbors network. Looks like he has LinkSys router. I can just connect to that ..and get online ..hehe smile.gif
I need to disable ESSID broadcast!! and enable encryption WEP or WAP. May be pretty soon i need to install/enable Radius server!!!
Man Wireless networking is fun fun fun smile.gif

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QUOTE (rs_1915 @ Jul 29 2004, 08:42 PM)
anyone has experience with SMC wireless 802.11g PCI Adapter? tried to install in my Win2000 server machine. does not seem to work, keep erroring in even log..message ->The PCANDIS5 NDIS Protocol driver service failed to start due to the following error The system cannot find the path specified.
Downloaded the updated driver...same problem

You should know that only 802.11 B is a standarsized protocol.
Check the pci-version of this card. Maybe your pci-bus is too old!!!
And check if this card is able to work with 802.11b as well.

If there is a driver for your OS ( win 2000 ) and you have the right pci-bus and it is still not workin, the card is probably broken. Exchange it!

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Shima,,thanx for ur input.
802.11b only supports up to 11Mbps, where as 802.11g supports up to 54Mbps,,,also u can download the firmware that makes it support upto 108Mbps i think.

Btw, found out the card itself is faulty. I am replacing it soon.

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QUOTE (rs_1915 @ Jul 30 2004, 02:17 PM)


Btw, found out the card itself is faulty. I am replacing it soon.

Why not also try your luck HERE

Just my 2 cents opinion. wink.gif Edited by Rose

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Dhanyabad for ur concern. But already tried that..i posted a question in expert-exchange. it is a hardware defect. Gotta send it back to tigerdirect.com..it was certified got it only for $29. and Wireless router for $39.

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