We’ve been having some trouble with a Wireless Lan Card lately and I’ve not yet been able to find out exactly what the problem is. So, I figured, hey, I am not a hamster but I’m not getting this figured out, how about blog about it and see what your readers know being the intelligent people they are. Besides, the alternative is get out a standard LAN card and run about 50-75 feet of CAT6 cable through the house. uh huh, not going to work that is.
The problem is a Win98 Machine (no, upgrading the OS is NOT an option right now) built on an Intel AL440LX Motherboard, a 333mhz Pentium II and 384MB Ram, trying to use a Realtek RTL8185 PCI/Cardbus 802.11g 54M Wireless LAN Network Interface Card.
Sometimes it’ll work without problem. Other times there will be a noticeable “clicking” sound and then we get the blue screen of death… This usually ends up in a reboot. This situation can happen anywhere from an hour to one second after starting the connection manager program to get a connection established.
I’ve gotten the Win98 drivers from the manufacturer of the card and re-installed several times now but the problem still comes up with no discernible reason for it.
If anybody can give me a clue about this sort of thing, I’d appreciate it.