I have a Toshiba 'Satellite' laptop, running Win 2K. It had a 10/100 (wired) network PCMCIA card, which worked. My router is a D-link "Air Plus G" 802.11g (2.4 Ghz). It's set for WPA-PSK, which works with other PC's.
However, when I try to use a Linksys WPC11 (v3) wireless card in this Toshiba, I get nothing but trouble. Short story: when installed from the Linksys CD, the network is sometimes detected; but, I can't connect to it. When I install the new (supposedly WPA-compatible) driver, I get no network operation, and the laptop regularly locks up, so that I have to use the reset button to recover.
In more detail, ...
- Old driver (from CD): 220.127.116.118
- New (WPA?) driver : 18.104.22.168
The 'hangup problem' seems strongly associated with the Linksys "configuration utility". That is, it almost always locks up when I try to run the utility with the new driver. Not so, with the old driver. It has sometimes locked up even when the utility is not running. I've tried various installation schemes, including un-installing everything first. I can provide more details, if that would help.
I'd appreciate any thoughts on this. If this is not worth pursuing, it would be helpful to hear that.