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Let's start with the basics. What is the patch level of Windows, SP2 I hope? What is the make/model of the wireless card.

Please do this:

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.
 

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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Andrew>cd..

C:\Documents and Settings>cd..

C:\>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : patchwork
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SMC2602W 11Mbps Wireless PCI Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-E2-78-AA-1E

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TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log
 

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now it doesn't detect my network. my dad's laptop does all over the house- my card is probably older but- it doesn't detect anything from ten feet away.
oh, i looked in my device manager and there's a question mark that says 'PCI simple communications controller' that i need drivers for. is this part of the problem?
 

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That's a big part of the problem. :) Have you installed any chipset drivers for your machine? Have you tried re-installing the drivers for the SMC2602W 11Mbps Wireless PCI Card?
 

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That's a big part of the problem. :) Have you installed any chipset drivers for your machine? Have you tried re-installing the drivers for the SMC2602W 11Mbps Wireless PCI Card?
i will try reinstalling the drivers for my card-
where would i get the chipset drivers?
 

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The chipset drivers are for the support chipset on the motherboard. So, you'd get them from the manufacturer of the motherboard, or in the case of a packaged system, from the maker of the system.

You didn't tell us anything about the system, so that's all I can offer.
 

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Field Value
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 10/31/2000-VT8363-VT686B-6A6LMF0AC-00
Motherboard Name FIC AZ11E(A)

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 200 MHz
Bandwidth 1600 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type SDR SDRAM
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz
Effective Clock 100 MHz
Bandwidth 800 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type PCI
Bus Width 32-bit
Real Clock 33 MHz
Effective Clock 33 MHz
Bandwidth 133 MB/s

Motherboard Physical Info
CPU Sockets/Slots 1 Socket 462
Expansion Slots 5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR
RAM Slots 3 SDR DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio
Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Size 220 mm x 300 mm
Motherboard Chipset KT133(A)
Extra Features NOVUS

Motherboard Manufacturer
Company Name First International Computer, Inc.
Product Information http://www.fic.com.tw/product/motherboard
BIOS Download http://www.fic.com.tw/support/motherboard/motherboard_all.aspx

i couldn't find the correct drivers on thier website- could you help me out??
 
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