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General Chat Thread, A box of beer of your choice for.... in General; Originally Posted by tech_guy PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8176&SUBSYS_169F103C&REV_01 Drivers. and it's a Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. Originally Posted by tech_guy Foobar I ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8176&SUBSYS_169F103C&REV_01
    Drivers.


    and it's a Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter.

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Foobar I think they've sent the wrong card.
    Don't care; found drivers; get beer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Foobar I think they've sent the wrong card.
    I think I should get the beer

    Ben

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    Is the chip number on the physical card itself to double check?

    Ben

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    Those 8188CU drivers work with the card but there's no .11a functionality which is what we were promised by HP. They said the card works with .11a networks but they can't tell us where the right driver is. It's very frustrating.

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    Well it doesn't work without .11a drivers so RMA it and ask for one that works

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    Peeling the sticker off the card reveals 8188CEB8 underneath and 602640-002 as the part number. Now I'm confused and mildly irritated. All we want is something that will work in a HP 630 and allow us to see our .11a network. FFS.

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    Just send it back now?
    HP clearly had an issue with the product number/model of that card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    I think I should get the beer

    Ben
    As per the prior agreement, the one which supplies the drivers for the device in question recieves the beer.

    You may have enabled the narrowing of search parameters but it was, infact, me that supplied drivers.


    Therefore, the beer is mine.

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    Doesn't look like it's an a card.

    Drivers for an a/b/g/n card here Realtek

    But that hardware ID is not listed in the inf you could try and add it.

    Ben

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    Sorry, but none of these drivers give us the alleged functionality to the card which HP have claimed - that it is able to work with .11a wireless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Sorry, but none of these drivers give us the alleged functionality to the card which HP have claimed - that it is able to work with .11a wireless!

    It's hard to provide drivers to enable a function which the device itself doesn't have...

    It's like trying to get drivers to enable torpedoes on a Win95 PC.

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    So HP whitelist usable wifi cards in the bios and therefore you have to order an HP part however on this particular one it seems like HP has it all wrong.

    It doesn't work as stated send it back to HP and make them solve your issue.

    Ben

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    As previously suggested RMA said device as they sent you the wrong device as the product number and model are the wrong ones and that is not the card you requested as am sure the product number you provided earlier is different to the one on said device and as you stated still does not support .11a wi-fi

    When you get a replacement card make sure it includes the relevant drivers and that is the correct product so you don't have to go through all this gumph to get it working.

    Not much of a beer drinker so will pass on that but will say that OP did not get the .11a wireless working on said device so presume that means that no one gets any beer :P
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    Even I don't get any beer. I'm very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Even I don't get any beer. I'm very sad.
    Pub? [semi-serious suggestion of edugeektm techy beer + bacon festival.]


    Le EDIT: apparently [color=grey] actually means "make it green"... WTH mark-up?



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