laptop PCMCIA problems

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a mate of mine has asked me to look at his laptop, and ive come accross
something very bizzare

it comes with a PCMCIA wireless network adapter, only thing thats on it is
model nuimber wa1220, funny thing is that it will only connect to my router
when the laptop is running on batteries, and as soon as i plug in the AC
power it disconects again, the card still works as it can see my network, it
just cant connect to it

anyone got any ideas on this one, ive been googling all night but found
nothing even remotly close to this
 

Clark

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Laptops have different power usage settings when either connected to
external
power or on battery power. You might check those settings, maybe you
have it
set to turn off on external power.

Clark

sandman112 wrote:
> a mate of mine has asked me to look at his laptop, and ive come accross
> something very bizzare
>
> it comes with a PCMCIA wireless network adapter, only thing thats on it is
> model nuimber wa1220, funny thing is that it will only connect to my router
> when the laptop is running on batteries, and as soon as i plug in the AC
> power it disconects again, the card still works as it can see my network, it
> just cant connect to it
>
> anyone got any ideas on this one, ive been googling all night but found
> nothing even remotly close to this
>
>
 
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yeah i tried all of the obvious places and really there nothing in there
that suggests anything like you say, tahts what i was first looking for but
i think theres a bigger problem with ACPI on this laptop now

its an advent 7017 Laptop and its got SP2 in it, from what i can work out it
doenst like sp2

thansk anyway ....

"Clark" <who@whoknows.com> wrote in message
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> Laptops have different power usage settings when either connected to
> external
> power or on battery power. You might check those settings, maybe you have
> it
> set to turn off on external power.
>
> Clark
>
> sandman112 wrote:
>> a mate of mine has asked me to look at his laptop, and ive come accross
>> something very bizzare
>>
>> it comes with a PCMCIA wireless network adapter, only thing thats on it
>> is model nuimber wa1220, funny thing is that it will only connect to my
>> router when the laptop is running on batteries, and as soon as i plug in
>> the AC power it disconects again, the card still works as it can see my
>> network, it just cant connect to it
>>
>> anyone got any ideas on this one, ive been googling all night but found
>> nothing even remotly close to this
 

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