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Topic # 9487 22-Sep-2006 00:09
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I have recently purchased a SDIO - WLAN card (made by safecom) to use with my I-mate jam, its called an MDA compact 2 in the UK.

The driver has installed and device seems to be working however the it fails to connect to my wifi network. Also the WLAN
Utility which manages the device doesn't seem to load properly does anyone have any ideas?

Any other free software availible that I can use instead of what was bundled with the card?

My i guess is it that it may be having problems with he IP address of the card or pda but i'm not sure.

Can anyone help me out it will be much appreciated.

With Thanks - Dhiren.

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Reply # 46608 22-Sep-2006 00:17
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Welcome to Geekzone... I don't think it's a conflict of IP addresses. It could be that there isn't enough free memory on your Pocket PC to load the device driver when the card becomes active. Tap Start | Settings | System | Memory and check how much Program memory is available now and let us know. Remember that (X) doesn't close programs, only minimise those, so your Pocket PC could have less free memory than you think.

Also, make sure this card supports the same type of Wireless LAN your router is providing. Some cards are 802.11b only, so make sure your router is configured for 802.11b as well as 802.11g (if this is the case).

Also check that your router is broadcasting its SSID. If it's not, then you have to manually configure the access point in the card software  on your Pocket PC. And also check that you are using a security protocol compatible with both your card and access point: WEP, WPA or any other.

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