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wireless card
« on: December 21, 2006, 01:11:32 AM »
i got a ibm thinkpad 760el  windows 98 se

its workin fine but i installed a wirless card and theres no lights up on the card after install,i went into device manager and it says this device is disabled because the bios for this device did not give it a irq?when i restart and go int easy setup i dont see anything about irq?any ideas on how i can enable this,thanks bri

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Re: wireless card
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 02:11:19 AM »
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Take a look and see if your card works with Win98. 
Not all of them do.  :'(
http://www.wirelesssecuritycorp.com/wsc/public/SystemRequirements.do
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Re: wireless card
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 05:38:33 AM »
Each hardware component in a computer must have a Interrupt Request (IRQ) assigned to it.  There should be a setting in the BIOS to set IRQ numbers by hand you can assign the card a unused one (older hardware back in DOS days you had to set them manually by jumpers on the device itself remember that bob?  ;))
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Re: wireless card
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006, 05:40:43 AM »
If I remember Windows has a way to change the IRQ in the device manager too not sure how it works
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