Most recent IE update (KB832894) killed wireless network

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Mark Hartoog, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. Mark Hartoog

    Mark Hartoog Guest

    After I applied Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 Service
    Pack 1 (KB832894) and rebooted, the wireless networking would not work. The
    advanced control panel would not show any networks under the "Available
    networks". list.

    I rebooted several times, but this did not fix the problem. I uninstalled
    the Service pack, and the wireless network worked fine again.

    The computer is a Toshiba Satellite 1410-S173 laptop with a built in Toshiba
    Mini PCI wireless
    lan card. It came pre-installed with Windows XP Professional, and all
    previous updates have been applied.

    Anyone have any idea what to do about this, other than not apply the update?

    Mark
     
    Mark Hartoog, Feb 3, 2004
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  2. Mark Hartoog

    Mark Hartoog Guest

    An update:

    I tried this same patch on another laptop with WinXP Professional, all the
    previous patches and wireless networking, and it worked fine. This PC was a
    Dell Inspiron 5100 with a Dell True Mobile 1300 Mini PCI wireless lan card.
     
    Mark Hartoog, Feb 3, 2004
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  3. Mark Hartoog

    Quaoar Guest

    I have one Linksys wireless b card that failed to connect after the
    update, and another which did not. They are identical PC Cards. I had
    a real chore getting the connection restored. I noted that when
    disabling Let Windows Manage, the WEP parameters in the Card properties
    itself had been munged - the WEP key was overlaid with an uninelligible
    text string. Correcting this made a manual connection possible, from
    which Let Windows Manage now works. I now have an Internet Connection
    which was not formerly there and cannot be removed.

    Q
     
    Quaoar, Feb 3, 2004
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  4. Mark Hartoog

    Mark Hartoog Guest

    Since the update had worked on my other laptop, I ran windows update and
    downloaded and installed the update again. This time it worked fine. There
    were no problems with the wireless internet connection.

    I have no idea what happened the first time. Possibly, this is some random
    install glitch, or maybe the update got courrupted the first time it
    downloaded.
     
    Mark Hartoog, Feb 3, 2004
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