|Originally posted by lbidude
When you go to the sager site...the pcmcia driver for the 5660 are only for windows 2000...and ther are no pcmcia drivers on my drivers disk...but in the device manager windows says my pcmcia slot is working...and another card....I believe a 3com ethernet card was recognized...and worked...the linksys card has lights on it and requires power...I wonder if that has something to do with it...
Let's get things straight here. There are no drivers for the PCMCIA for windows XP to download, simply because thats not needed. Windows XP is shipped with drivers for your particular PCMCIA implementation. You wrote that you got another card working, fine, so the conclusion is PCMCIA is working.
Now lets move on to your particular Linksys card. Its common to have to download drivers for your 3rd party devices. Sager does not know what type of 3rd party devices you are going to use, and therefore are those drivers not included on the drivers disk. Maybe its the reseller who have bundled the card with your computer, but it hasnt anything to to with Sager. I posted a link to linksys earlier in this thread, go there and download drivers for your card. You wrote that it didnt work. Why didnt it work? Did you get any error messages? What does the device manager say? Do you have an exclamiation mark or a question mark next to the linksys device?
In fact, the card has light on it, that may suggest that it infact are function properly. What do you mean require power? A PCMCIA card does not use any external power sources. What are you trying to connect to? Do you have a wireless hub? Do you have a internet connection at all? Reading your posts does not give me a clue whatsoever about your knowledge in those things.