My BIOS also says "unknown device". Same with every other Gigabyte card I've used on the 1710 and the 9300 (three different cards in total).
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9/11/07 at 9:38am
Pieter, you my friend are an extreme modder to say the very least
Is there a driver in the world you haven't somehow modded yourself?
Do you have a multiport router ?
Are you able to hook up another machine to your router ?
Set it up as a server (enable file sharing)
Then on your Gigabyte based lappy grab a file from the other machine, then
Do a ctl+alt+del and task manager then networking.
Now keep an eye on the % networking used.
You should be getting around 18-28% (I am anyway, hopefully more)
With the .42 drivers I get 18% this is quite slow compared to the broadcom which does 50%
With my modded driver I can get it to 28%
It will be intersting to see what someone else gets.
I have a feeling that doing a Vista review might not be pretty for this card.
This is a real bummer to hear as I was hoping this card would be the one to buy.
But, as it is giving the same exact problem as my previous gigabyte card I may have to wait.
Has anyone else tried the SparkLAN WPEA-214N based on the same chipset to see if it gives the same problems?
I am tempted to go ahead and get it on the off chance it will work, but I suspect that the atheros chipset is do blame, not the manufacturer.
(Plus the shipping to Japan will take longer than I would like).
So, if anyone else has tried the other card based on the same chipset, I would love to hear how that is going.
Oh and pieter, thanks for all the hard work it save people like me the same headache!