Bigdog, you got it. Bitten by an RTFM bug. Installing the drivers without the card gets you a part of the way - but the thing that gets you all the way is that you have to disable the USB controller - IRQ conflict that neither device seems willing to give up on. I'll have to keep investigating to see if I can get these two things to work and play well with each other.
Now, the issue is the performance of the WMP11 - before I got this card, all the reading I did suggested that the card used to suck, but a firmware update was issued and things are better now. Guess what?
It still sucks.
I have the latest firmware from the Linksys
website (1.4.2), and I have to be within 6 feet of my Linksys router to get even a prayer of a connection. And even at that distance, I connect at a whopping 2Mbps.
Does anyone else
have one of these installed in a webplayer?
Did removing that shield from the PCI card make that big a difference? I can run all over my house with a Netgear PCMCIA in my notebook.
I did some searching, and saw that there might be an unofficial 1.4.9 out there. Any experience with that?
How about better gain antennas? Anyone have a source of these? I didn't want to build a Pringles cantenna, but ...