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Linksys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter Connection Problem

Linksys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter Connection Problem

Linksys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter Connection Problem

Until the other day I had my XP Pro SP2 laptop linked wirelessly via the Linksys Adapter Card above to my XP Pro SP2 desktop via  a DSL modem through a Linksys  WRT54GS Router.

Although I could access the Web from both machines using this arrangement , I was having problems sharing Folders and Printers and , in an effort to resolve this latter problem , I inadvertently disconnected the cable between the router and the DSL modem while trying to setup a wired linkup instead of a wireless linkup between the 2 PC's

Since re-establishing this connection , I have been unable to get any wireless connection to the Access Point which the Router is providing. ( or , for that matter , am also unable to get a wired linkup even though this "Local Area Connection " is listed as " connected " )

Everything has been set-up as before , as far as I know , but , in Network Connections on the laptop , the Wireless Link is stated as "disconnected" and , in spite of going through the usual C.P. > Network Connections> TSP/IP Properties ......etc , I have been unable  to re-setup  this link as previously existed.

The only thing I notice is that , in Device Manager , under Network Adapters , there is a yellow exclamation mark against " Odyssey Network Services Miniport #3 " and , if I click on this , I get the message :- " Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information ( in the Registry ) is incomplete or damaged (Code 19) "

Both of the other two items in Device Manager / Network Adapters are OK.

I don't know whether this error is a new one or whether it existed before  during the period when I had a successful wireless link between the two PC's .

I have tried removing this problem by :-

1. unistalling and re-installing the Adapter software
2, Disabling and uninstalling this entry in D.M.         
3. Removing the Odyssey Funk Software entries in the Registry.

None of these remove this yellow exclamation mark in D.M or get the wireless link up to resume as it did before.


Is this problem in D.M with the Odyssey Software significant ?

Is the existence "Odyssey Network Services" necessary to link these two PC's

If it is , how do I re-install  it ?

I have removed the Odyssey entry in CP>Add/Remove Programs - no change !

I have already removed all references to Odyssey from the Registry .

Can anyone explain the reason for this problem ?

RE: Linksys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter Connection Problem

As mentioned  here in my other post entitled "Upgraded laptop from W2K to XP Pro - some anomalies " I have solved these problems by upgrading to the latest Dell XP drivers.

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