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Old Mar 1, 2005, 09:44 AM   #1
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Wireless LAN Driver for Sony Vaio

Hi there ppl i was wondering if anyone could help me out? Im trying to locate a WinXP driver for Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B MiniPCI Adapter for my little Sony Vaio laptop .

FYI: I've lost my recovery cd's and its gonna cost me $100 to replace the shite according to sony . Looked head to toe on the sony website for the driver alas they have every other wireless adapter driver except mine, typical. Checked out the Intel website and same results, sweet f' all. > if you can pls help, thanks in advance .
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 10:21 AM   #2
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Hey Long_Shanks. I'm gonna PM (Private Message) you the link for the drivers you need, plus the username and password to get them. If I post the direct link/username/password the oringal site will get pissed (which has happened already to someone).

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Old Mar 21, 2005, 02:46 PM   #3
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i have a probleme about wireless lan driver for sony vaio

me 2, i have the same probleme, i have try many time for download this driver. But i can't. Please help me.
I use sony vaio PCG-Z1ZXC
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 06:09 AM   #4
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exclamation VIAO & PRO/Wireless 2100 3B

Hey guys, since my PCG-R505ECP is freezing at reagulare intervalls when the original Orinoco Wireless PCI card is enable I want to change it for an Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 3B that is in my T42 Thinkpad and will upgrad with 220BG.

After many looking around it seems that you are the only one to know how to find the proper drivers to fid on the VIAO.

If your source is still on, can you provide me a link or send me the drivers?

Thanks a lot.

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Old Jul 9, 2005, 08:03 AM   #5
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Got the message you sent me jbanks. Check your mail box (PM) for the link.

For those that want to know Intel has combined the drivers for the below cards into one driver now. Those supported cards are:

  • Intel® PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection
  • Intel® PRO/Wireless 2100A Network Connection
  • Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
  • Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection

The link for them is HERE. Just choose your OS, and your set.
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But there are no Windows drivers there, only Linux drivers and an utility. How so?
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Old Dec 20, 2007, 11:56 PM   #7
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Sont Vaio Laptop Wireless Problem

I recently purchased a Vaio laptop for school this fall. Everything was fine, but there was a bunch of extra crap on there that i was getting rid of, and it was all still good until i tried to uninstall Norton. My dad works for a company that has a good Symantec corporate antivirus and so i tried to uninstall the free trial deal and get the better downloaded corporate one. well after that my ethernet connection went out and stopped working, so i had my school tech services fix it. the ethernet connection works now, but windows can never find any wireless networks now, and everytime i hit the 'diagnose and repair' button it tells me that the 'Wireless capability for this computer is turned off' and that i should try to manually turn on the switch on the front of the comp. well i have done that... several times. any advice? i've tried everything i know.
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I recently purchased a Vaio laptop for school this fall. Everything was fine, but there was a bunch of extra crap on there that i was getting rid of, and it was all still good until i tried to uninstall Norton. My dad works for a company that has a good Symantec corporate antivirus and so i tried to uninstall the free trial deal and get the better downloaded corporate one. well after that my ethernet connection went out and stopped working, so i had my school tech services fix it. the ethernet connection works now, but windows can never find any wireless networks now, and everytime i hit the 'diagnose and repair' button it tells me that the 'Wireless capability for this computer is turned off' and that i should try to manually turn on the switch on the front of the comp. well i have done that... several times. any advice? i've tried everything i know.
My Sony Vaio has a slide bar on the right front of the computer next to the microphone jack. It's easy to accidentally move it and very frustrating if you can't find it. Your model may be slightly different, but the slider should be right next to your wireless "on" indicator light.
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http://www.hardwareheaven.com/windows-...vgn-c240e.html

See if the info in that thread is similar to your problem. If it does the download link is in the thread and also below.

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Old Feb 26, 2008, 12:47 PM   #10
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I recently purchased a Vaio laptop for school this fall. Everything was fine, but there was a bunch of extra crap on there that i was getting rid of, and it was all still good until i tried to uninstall Norton. My dad works for a company that has a good Symantec corporate antivirus and so i tried to uninstall the free trial deal and get the better downloaded corporate one. well after that my ethernet connection went out and stopped working, so i had my school tech services fix it. the ethernet connection works now, but windows can never find any wireless networks now, and everytime i hit the 'diagnose and repair' button it tells me that the 'Wireless capability for this computer is turned off' and that i should try to manually turn on the switch on the front of the comp. well i have done that... several times. any advice? i've tried everything i know.

hi! have you fixed your wireless network? if not, just click on the smart vaio network icon on the system tray and click WLAN to activate it. that's it!
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 08:54 PM   #11
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Hi
I've got exactly same problem - turn on wireless capability. Only purchased the Sony Vaio VGN NR21M/S yesterday. Worked fine until it was switched off & then next time no wireless at all & no other networks as before visible. Where is the icon that might resolve the issue. The LAn light at front of m/c only flickers does not stay lit. The register your vaio icon just come up with a small white screen. Help me if you can. Thanks
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hi! have you fixed your wireless network? if not, just click on the smart vaio network icon on the system tray and click WLAN to activate it. that's it!
OMG! THank you so much! I had this problem when I first purchased my VIAO PCG-7113L, and took it back, and they replaced it with another. After 2 months, I had this problem where it was telling me that my wireless Lan switch wasn't activated. I did what you said to click on the little purple "VAIO smart Network" button, and click on WLAN after I put the switch to the on position and it worked. THanks again, you saved me a 2 hour drive
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hi, i changed vista to xp on my sony laptop VGN-FZ240E
and i can find any drivers for it
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Old Oct 21, 2008, 10:46 AM   #14
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Re: Wireless LAN Driver for Sony Vaio

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hi! have you fixed your wireless network? if not, just click on the smart vaio network icon on the system tray and click WLAN to activate it. that's it!
I don't have the smart vaio network icon.. how can I fix it? I can't see any wireless connection.

I use Sony Vaio VGN CR25S/R
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Re: Wireless LAN Driver for Sony Vaio

Hello, I also do not have the purple icon, and cannot connect or identify networks, or what. I have turned on and off the switch in the front enough it may fall off. No luck, and very frustrated.

Any ideas what else to do?

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Re: Wireless LAN Driver for Sony Vaio

I know this isn't a direct link to a specific driver, but it might be worth looking for a disc, or rather 2 discs that might have what you need. Search (google) the "25,000 Windows Drivers CD" or the "100,000 Universal Windows Drivers" (this one being DVD). Both are made up of a collection of drivers for XP that include a wide range of devices, including wireless ones. If you can't find either of these, or you do, but neither work, post back, and we'll try to help you out.

BTW, both are easy to find on P2P networks, such as bittorrent, but you can find it on non-P2P sites too.
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Re: Wireless LAN Driver for Sony Vaio

I have a Sony VAIO VGNFW140EH computer and I'm experiencing problems with my wireless LAN card not connecting to my wireless DSL modem. My ISP confirms it my card, but when I turn card switch on the computer on & off the software detects that it's working. I do not have the recovery discs for the system. What should I do to get recovery discs and how can I fix the wireless issue? PLEASE HELP! THANKS!
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Re: Wireless LAN Driver for Sony Vaio

Do you know what card it is? Manufacturer and speed (a/b/g/n)? Plus, what operating system are you using? If it's XP, does the wireless card require you to use it's own connection utility? If so, have you tried switching to using Microsofts Wireless Zero Configuration instead?
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