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darin2
01-05-2005, 20:14
I have an older laptop with a DLink 802.11b card. The computer is running Windows ME. I was able to download and install the drivers, but there is no available software to download from DLink for configuration of the card so that I can detect and connect to my wireless network. Does anyone know of a third party tool that will do this for me so I can get surfing with this? Thanks.

Darin

darin2@alltel.net

bobby_w
01-05-2005, 20:37
What is the exact model number of the card?

It should begin with a 'D'

darin2
01-05-2005, 20:40
DWL 650

bobby_w
01-05-2005, 20:48
I know your frustrations. I have been fooling with a notebook also. Ended up just having to power off/on the Access Point and all worked well.

Did you go through these steps?

http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=1187#ss

darin2
01-05-2005, 20:51
Originally posted by bobby_w
I know your frustrations. I have been fooling with a notebook also. Ended up just having to power off/on the Access Point and all worked well.

Did you go through these steps?

http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=1187#ss

I can't go through those steps. As I stated in my post, I dont have the configuration software....therefore I can't do any of the things needed to connect to the network. I need the software.

bobby_w
01-05-2005, 20:56
Was the software not included with the download on this page?

http://support.dlink.com/products/view.asp?productid=DWL%2D650#

darin2
01-05-2005, 20:59
Originally posted by bobby_w
Was the software not included with the download on this page?

http://support.dlink.com/products/view.asp?productid=DWL%2D650#

Bobby thanks for trying to trouble shoot the problem, but I need 3rd party software. It's not available on their website and I spent an hour of the phone with them and they can't provide it to me. I need SOMETHING ELSE that is not D-Link. There's nothing on their website that will help.

MikeG22
01-05-2005, 21:08
Windows XP has good built in wireless config tools.

darin2
01-05-2005, 21:11
Originally posted by MikeG22
Windows XP has good built in wireless config tools.

Yes, but as stated I have Windows ME, which has none.

bobby_w
01-05-2005, 21:32
This is strange as their FAQ on the installation says the configuration utility is in the download.

Typical dumb questions from a tech support guy...Have you rebooted since you installed the drivers?

SamBuca
01-05-2005, 21:37
Is yours the triangular kind or does the part that stick out look rectangular?

I owned the old triangle one and it has an older, albeit more compatible chipset. I donated it to my friend's Tivo or Prismq or one of those goofy net/tv gadgets....OS was linux and it didn't have the drivers for any of the modern TI chipsets.

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 17:39
http://media-server.amazon.com/media/mole/MANUAL000011470.pdf

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 17:41
I don't think it matters that it's wireless.I think it's like Win98 and you need to download WinPOET.

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 17:42
http://support.dlink.com/products/view.asp?productid=DWL-650

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 17:43
http://www.exodus-dev.com/techtips/dwl-650.htm

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 17:44
http://www.dlink.com.au/tech/faq/wireless/dwl650/

darin2
01-06-2005, 17:48
Originally posted by Washington,D.C.
http://support.dlink.com/products/view.asp?productid=DWL-650

If you had read the posts you would see I dont need a freakin installation pdf file from DLink. Software....to configure the card!!

darin2
01-06-2005, 17:49
Originally posted by Washington,D.C.
http://www.dlink.com.au/tech/faq/wireless/dwl650/

Thanks, but all the links off that page are dead.

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 17:57
Old driver here http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=32364

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 17:58
The links on that page work for me.

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 18:08
D-Link DWL 650 software ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Wireless/DWL650/Driver/ and ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Wireless/DWL650/ others ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Wireless/ and ftp://ftp.dlink.com/

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 18:12
I see it's the British site has the URL's incorrect here you go ftp://ftp.dlink.co.uk/ Be aware the same product number card in other countries sometimes uses different chips and drivers.

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 18:13
ftp://ftp.dlink.co.uk/ and ftp://ftp.dlink.co.uk/wireless/ and ftp://ftp.dlink.co.uk/wireless/dwl-650/

bobby_w
01-06-2005, 18:28
Darin;

If you right-click on MyComputer>Properties and then select Device Manager tab under Network Adapters WITH the card installed do you see the card listed or a big yellow question mark?

If it is a yellow question mark, then your OS is not seeing the card. It will not load the AirPlus software that you are seeking if it can't see it.

I found an old 650 card I had laying around last night (No CD), stuck it in an old WIN 98SE (not ME) laptop that I had, loaded the same software from the d-Link site using the instuction sheet that they provided and the AirPlus software loaded. When I remove the card the AirPlus software in the tray is no longer visible.

modgun
01-06-2005, 18:29
I can send you my linksys configuration utility if you want. It probably wont work though.

But you could try.

darin2
01-06-2005, 18:48
Originally posted by bobby_w
Darin;

If you right-click on MyComputer>Properties and then select Device Manager tab under Network Adapters WITH the card installed do you see the card listed or a big yellow question mark?

If it is a yellow question mark, then your OS is not seeing the card. It will not load the AirPlus software that you are seeking if it can't see it.

I found an old 650 card I had laying around last night (No CD), stuck it in an old WIN 98SE (not ME) laptop that I had, loaded the same software from the d-Link site using the instuction sheet that they provided and the AirPlus software loaded. When I remove the card the AirPlus software in the tray is no longer visible.

The card is installed properly and shows in the hardware manager. There is some type of utility that tries to run, but stalls every time, but it's not the dlink manager software.

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 18:50
http://www.hometoys.com/releases/may01/dlink01.htm

bobby_w
01-06-2005, 18:59
Uncle.

I would spend $30 bucks on a new card or a USB adapter that is still supported, but that is just me. I got a Linksys USB one from Wal-Mart last week for $28.

Sorry. Probably not what you want to hear.

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 19:00
This says there are many versions http://www.advancedforce.com/network/cwifi_technotes.php and http://support.dlink.com/Products/DWL650.asp but sounds like you have the DWL-650.

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 19:03
If you have any other drivers installed it might help to make sure that they are uninstalled first.Try some of the other drivers listed for WinME.There seems to be complaints that the drivers on the CD don't always work on Winows 98SE and WinME.

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 20:09
The proper Windows ME friver latest one in USA is dwl650_driver_132.zip at ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Wireless/DWL650/Driver/

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 20:10
http://www.dlink.com.au/tech/drivers/files/adapters/dwl650.htm

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 20:11
ftp://ftp.dlink.co.uk/wireless/dwl-650/

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 20:13
d-link-0205 dwl-650 os 98 me w2k xp.zip is the ME driver at ftp://ftp.dlink.co.uk/wireless/dwl-650/

darin2
01-06-2005, 20:36
Originally posted by Washington,D.C.
http://www.dlink.com.au/tech/drivers/files/adapters/dwl650.htm

THAT ONE DID IT.

It had the config software available to download. I installed it, rebooted and found my network right away. Thanks.

Darin

bobby_w
01-06-2005, 21:11
All Right

Washington,D.C.
01-06-2005, 22:18
With Windows ME you might want to install CCleaner http://www.ccleaner.com I'm not sure about WinME but in Win98 there is a bug where the Microsoft clean up utility DOES NOT WORK.This was never fixed.CCleaner does a really nice job and it's quick.I use it in Win98 and XP and it's one of the best little programs I've found.