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December 6, 2005 10:29 AM   Subscribe

Netopia SWL-2300N wifi card drivers?

I got the card on ebay. It came with no drivers. I found and installed the drivers from BellSouth (QuietWiFi), but the utility that shows you the available connections and allows you to select one is missing. Please hope me. I'm running Win2K on an ancient Gateway Solo (beggars can't be choosers.) This is my first wifi time, so be gentle with me.
posted by warbaby to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Response by poster: Am I doomed? Did I just get stuck with an orphan card? Is there no hope?
posted by warbaby at 11:47 AM on December 6, 2005

Best answer: warbaby, I cannot vouch for this file, but here's a possible driver, from this page. According to what I've found, the hardware is manufactured (or at least the chipset is) by Samsung.
posted by bachelor#3 at 1:17 PM on December 6, 2005

Response by poster: Well, I ran it and it installed MagicLAN, which looks just the same as the BellSouth driver.

The card is working and the driver is there, but I still don't have any way to select and connect to a WiFi node. Here in our building, there are three WiFi nodes, but I'm lacking the program that displays and selects them.

I'm obviously missing something (in more ways than one.) What's the missing piece?
posted by warbaby at 3:25 PM on December 6, 2005

Response by poster: OK. Here's the resolution: bachelor#3's link gave me just enough of a hint. The Samsung Korean site (here) has busted javascript links to download. I was at least able to get the file name (ConfigurationUtility_v1.11.exe) of the utility I needed.

A Google search for "ConfigurationUtility_v1.11.exe" got this page. And the rest is history.

posted by warbaby at 4:54 PM on December 6, 2005

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