Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG - impact advisory

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Greg Askew, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. Greg Askew

    Greg Askew Guest

    CTP build 5308 appears to have the same issue as the previous build 5270
    with the Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG driver.

    The default installation may have an incorrect/defective driver installed.
    The corrective action is:

    - use Windows update Vista Applet to download updates
    - ensure the "Optional" update for the 2200BG driver is checked
    - install the updates; restart
    - use Device Manager to Update the driver > Browse My Computer > Let Me Pick
    From A List
    - There will be two identical selections for the 2200BG; we had to click the
    top selection.
    - restart

    Until the driver is replaced, adjacent 802.11 networks and devices will be
    impacted, even if the Vista computer is not configured for access to a
    particular wireless network. Typical symptoms on the adjacent computers
    include the network connection going up and down every two or three minutes
    as the signal is dropped and re-acquired.

    An alternate action is to disable the wireless adapter in Device Manager
    until the correct driver may be installed.

    We have only verified this on a IBM T42 notebook, and only with 802.11 "G",
    although it is not inconceivable this issue is present with other computer
    makes and models.
    Greg Askew, Mar 4, 2006
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    Josh Guest

    Great Tip Greg Thanks, I will test this next week.

    I have been struggling with a similar thing, though this would be 802.11b
    network with a T43, but same card.

    Josh, Mar 4, 2006
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