I have done this before so I know it works. I installed the Prism2 generic 802.11b driver for use with an SMC wireless card on a 2.0 system. I had some hardware porblems with the access point and had to return it.
I received a new access point and pc card, still SMC. I had reloaded the system since I installed so I needed to install the prism2 drivers again and I cannot get things to work! The card is good so I must be forgetting something in the install. Here is what I did, if I missed something please tell me.
After a couple of attempts, I decided to start from scratch so I reloaded the virgin epods image and did a reset. Then I loaded the v2.0 hack again so I would have a clean system.
I downloaded the Prism2 drivers here http://www.skipstone.com/~oscar/ePods1_PRISM2.zip
Started ActiveSync, unziped the archive and ran Prism2ForWinCE2d11.exe
It made the connection and I told it to install in the default directory. It downloaded the program to the ePods and installed it. It then popped up a configuration panel for the card.
The defaults were fine to make an initial connection.
I then did a soft reset so any registry changes etc. would take effect. I tried inserting the card but I never get the popup from the OS asking which driver to use. Its as if it does not recognize that the card is being inserted.
I tried it again but on battery power and it detects that I put the card in because it asks if I want to run the card on battery power. I enter yes, but it still does not ask for the driver. If I run the config utility to set options, it gives an error that the driver is not loaded and asks if the card is installed in the machine.
I removed the prismcfg.cpl from the windows directory so I could run the control panel. I ran the network configuration and it shows the Prism driver. I looked at its properties and it is set for DHCP and everything looks okay. When I exit from this popup it says I need to remove and reinsert the card for the changes to take effect. I do this but the card is not seen.
I also tried useing a static address and nameserver because some people have had problems with DHCP. But the driver never gets loaded.
What am I missing? I feel foolish for asking since I've done this before! Any help is appreciated.