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Odd connection problem w/ ProntoEdit
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Post 1 made on Monday November 17, 2003 at 17:44
gene1138
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Just got a new HP Centrino laptop and now I'm having a odd problem with the built in wireless card. I cannot download or upload an icf file to/from the iPronto. When trying to do either I eventually get "ProntoEdit was unable to connect to the iPronto. Please try again."

The built in wireless card is an Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter with driver 1.2.0.56. This is the latest driver that i could find which I updated from 1.1.

If I use the ethernet port on the laptop or plug in my Linksys PC Card wireless adapter I have no problem.

I was wondering if anyone else ran into this problem and found any solution.

Thanks.
Post 2 made on Monday November 17, 2003 at 18:04
Daniel Tonks
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Are you sure it's configured properly to go through the access point?
OP | Post 3 made on Monday November 17, 2003 at 22:03
gene1138
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Absolutely. I have no problem connecting to the iPronto when I plug my Linksys wireless card into the new laptop. It just seem to be the intergrated Intel wireless adapter. And with Intel adapter I'm using posting this reply, so I know the Intel adapter works.

It looks like some conflict between ProntoEdit and and the Intel adapter drivers.

Thanks.
Post 4 made on Tuesday November 18, 2003 at 00:24
Daniel Tonks
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Possibly, but it seems unlikely... I have a Centrino-based laptop here, but I've never tried to connect to the iPronto through it (just my desktop).
OP | Post 5 made on Tuesday November 18, 2003 at 09:17
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Thanks, Dan.

With all my years dealing with software and drivers, I've seen many strange things. ;)

I sent an email to pronto support and they are pointing the finger at Intel basically. Not that that is unlikely.

Would you mind testing this out? I'd like to see if I need to take more drastic measures like rebuilding the machine from scratch or asking for a replacement to get this working.

Do you know if the wireless adapter is the same as mine, an Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter?

Thanks again.
OP | Post 6 made on Wednesday November 19, 2003 at 09:41
gene1138
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I've found a solution to my problem. It is the Intel wireless card. It may not be a bug, but a problem with the design of the card and drivers.

It is a problem with the power management for the Intel wireless card. There is a bad interaction between the card being allowed to use low power settings, thus reducing performance of the card, and the ProntoEdit software.

Under the driver config if I remove the automatically determine power usage and have the slider up to "maximum performance", I have no problem uploading and downloading configs to the iPronto.

Pretty strange as all other network functions work without this work around.


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