2978computer help request
- Feb 27, 2006I'm having some trouble with my laptop, which is my primary WSJT and
I'm using an old IBM Thinkpad 560x. It's a Pentium 233 mmx, with 64 mb
ram, running Win98 lite.
Here is the trouble. I noticed the other day that I had lost my network
connection. I have a wireless router at home, and use a Xircom pcmcia
wireless adapter with the Thinkpad. I opened control panel and it shows
both pcmcia slots as empty. There was no lights showing on the card
either... I tried a couple of reboots, but there was no change. So I
figured that my network card had died. I tried another Xircom network
card, but it didn't work either. I also tried switching between the two
ports, no help there either. I also tried uninstalling the pcmcia ports
and reboot, letting plug 'n' play reinstall the ports. No change.
Am I missing anything? Have the pcmcia ports died on my old machine?
Is this a common failure?
I guess it's time to replace the old laptop, it's just bad timing. And
the old 560x still does just about everything I need for a portable
machine. But I really need my network connection as it's the only good
way I have of transferring data on and off the machine, aside from a
Any comments appreciated!
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