Wireless broke on XP!

joshysquashy

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
May 13, 2005
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UK
Ok, everything was going so well, and despite hating windows, I need it from time to time.

I had wireless internet working, and started updating windows etc...

Now it doesn't work anymore, the wireless connection shows up, but won't connect to anything, won't even do anything if I double click it.

I have tried everything I can think of, and don't want to reinstall XP!

I have repaired bootcamp drivers, uninstalled and re-installed them, uninstalled the wireless adapter driver, tried installing just the Atheros drivers, nothing helps.

When it stopped working, the icon wasn't in the tray either, so its as if all the drivers are playing up or something.

Anyone got any ideas? Thanks
 

Eidorian

macrumors Penryn
Mar 23, 2005
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Indianapolis
Did you try removing the wireless profile and/or manually making on for it?

Does the device show up in Device Manager?
 

joshysquashy

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
May 13, 2005
707
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UK
Did you try removing the wireless profile and/or manually making on for it?

Does the device show up in Device Manager?
How exactly do you do that? It won't even show a list of available networks and I can't manually add one as I can't access the "Properties" of it.
 

joshysquashy

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
May 13, 2005
707
1
UK
You can manually set up a wireless network under the properties for that device in Network Connections.
Yea, I wish I could but if I right click it, there is no "Properties" option.

Also, when I start up the computer, it hangs for ages if I try to open Network Connections... will just boot into XP for a print screen.