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 Post subject: Window2 2000 own wireless utility w/ a USB Wireless stick?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:42 am 
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Running 2k on a older Laptop, running the manufactures (Ralink RT2870 chipset) utility for a USB wireless stick causes issues so I want to try using Windows wireless utility. Problem is, I can't find how to use it. I have it running under Services.

The supplied utility & drivers are installed, but I stopped loading the utility since it causes the PS2 mouse to stop responding as soon as the utility loads. The stick connects and does work, but I have no control over it without running the utility.

I tried another no name sticks software (the exact same stick, but under a different name) but it has a overly complex utility (and a newer driver), but it causes the Laptop to lock up completely.

I never used a USB wireless stick before and never used wireless anything in 2k when I use to run it 6 or 7 years ago. The Laptop isn't for me.

Does 2k have the ability to run a wireless device with its own utility as it does in XP, or is this because it is a USB stick, not a PCI card where the problem is?


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 Post subject: Re: Window2 2000 own wireless utility w/ a USB Wireless stic
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:36 pm 
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Short of what comes with the device, I don't remember Win 2000 having any wireless utilities.

ipconfig should see it though and considering it's USB, at worst, you should see it in the device manager at which point, you'd point that to the correct drivers...


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 Post subject: Re: Window2 2000 own wireless utility w/ a USB Wireless stic
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:09 am 
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Correct, 2k has no utility I now have discovered.
The stick works ok w/o their utility running at startup and connects ok.
That is fine with me and him.


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