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    a little wi-fi advice please

    friend has an old pc (pentium 3, 256mb ram, running win 2000 pro) with a marvell libertas 8335 wireless card.

    you have to click on a marvell libertas (ML) icon to set it away before clicking for firefox or explorer or whatever, except it's no longer working.

    device manager says fine, plus driver seems okay.

    when you click on ML icon, the ML startup screen appears for a split second (saying "not connected") then the screen goes blank and the pc restarts.

    any ideas what is wrong with it?

    she has a netgear router on sky broadband

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    First thing to try would be a system restore,

    Original Poster

    tonyg1962;4632816

    First thing to try would be a system restore,





    hmmm - that'd be tricky - no discs plus it's windows 2000 - doubt there'll be an inbuilt restore function

    Uninstall it and do a reinstall.

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    GAVINLEWISHUKD;4633145

    Uninstall it and do a reinstall.




    she doesn't have any discs at all

    none for the operating system and none for the wiresless card, so we're a bit goosed.

    just wondered if it was something simple i'd missed

    Driver ]here

    Original Poster

    GAVINLEWISHUKD;4633262

    Driver ]here



    cheers gav

    that'll be my next port of call

    pretty sure it has the 3.2.1.3 driver, but the one i'd downloaded earlier today (didn't install it cos it seemed the same one as was already on) was only around 300kb so maybe your's is a pukka version

    thanks

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    is it worthwhile trying a live cd of xubuntu or something?

    scrumpypaul;4634655

    is it worthwhile trying a live cd of xubuntu or something?



    No as there isn't a linux driver for the wireless card.

    Original Poster

    GAVINLEWISHUKD;4635300

    No as there isn't a linux driver for the wireless card.



    rats tails!!!

    oh well, never mind
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