Using PCMCIA Wireless Adapter on older laptop?
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I want to set up my Wireless Card to work on my older IBM ThinkPad laptop. It is a PCMCIA card; UTStarcom DMC100. The driver, which is designed for Windows XP apparently also works on Windows 2000, which this laptop is running.
The device didn't come with any wireless networking software, it was meant to use Windows XP's built in Wireless capabilities. But considering the fact that Windows 2000 doesn't have any Wireless Networking Managing software, I had to download some of my own, which is a T-Mobile Wireless Networking Manager.
The card works. It detects my WiFi networks and others around me, but strangely I cannot connect to any of the networks. I will select the network I want to connect to but everytime I go to connect to my network, I enter the network password correctly and click connect. It will then say 'Searching for IP Address' or something like that for about 2 minutes.
When it starts looking for the IP address, the Windows notification will say 'Unable to find a certificate to log you on' or something. I will not be able to connect to the Internet just yet.
After the 2 minutes is up, the software will say 'Failed to connect to the network'. Everytime I retry, it will always fail, even when I restart the laptop.
I need help please! I will give further information if it is so required of me to do so.
Windows 8 64 Bit|AMD Radeon HD 7660G + AMD Radeon HD 7670M 2.5GB Dedicated VRAM, 3GB Shared VRAM, 5.5GB total VRAM|1TB HDD|8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM|AMD A10 2.30GHz Quad Core