"Loren Amelang" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> NetStumbler has always been very picky about which wireless chipsets
> it supports (it must go deep inside them to grab the data it wants).
> Unless you've run it on this same computer, or a computer with the
> same exact wireless chip, under a pre-Vista OS, I'd suspect the chip.
I have ran it before,..sorta,..Let me explain and I'll try to keep it short.
I purchased a new HP dv9000 series laptop. I had it in my hands for a couple
weeks. It ran XP-MCE and Stumbler worked fine. I discovered the SVideo port
didn't work (hadn't from the beginning apearantly) and sent it in to HP for
repairs. It came back a week later with a new LCD that it never needed and the
SVideo port still not fixed. Sent it back to HP and it "disappeared" into a
black hole. After about two months and tracking down a much higher lever person
at HP they decided to just warranty the whole thing and send me a new one and
they would take back the old one.
The new one is identical except that they bumped up the CPU from the 1.66gig
Duo-core to a 2.0gig Duo-core, with larger HDs and the next level higher Nvidia
Card. They did this without additional charge to compensat for the eariler
"runaround" and because the new one *only* came with Vista and I specifically
wanted XP-MCE and did not want to loose performance (and compatibility) by
having Vista on it. The memory and CPU are the most important to me for what I
do with it and I didn't want to lose performance due the the higher requirements
So anyway,...as far as I know,...it is identical hardware other than the CPU,
HDs, and Video card,...and Vista instead of XP-MCE. The Vista is also x64,..I
don't know if the previous XP-MCE was x64 or not. So my impression is that Vista
is the problem, especially since the most common error is "access denied",
rather than "device not present".
> Beware that wireless adapter vendors sometimes change their chip
> vendor without changing the model number or external appearance of
> their product. If you search the web and discussion boards you may
> find reports of your adapter working or not... Or look for a cheap
> USB adapter that is known to work with NetStumbler.
I could try that. I have a USB one, but someone is borrowing it right now, and I
don't know if it has drivers for Vista x64. It would probably be about a week
before I could try that.
Phillip Windell [MCP, MVP, CCNA]
The views expressed (as annoying as they are, and as stupid as they sound), are
my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft, or anyone else associated
with me, including my cats.