This particular computer was with me on a visit to a facility recently that offered FREE wireless internet. Unfortunately, it couldn’t connect to the network so I had to use a Linksys AE1000 Wireless N USB adapter instead.
So what went wrong?
Well, the driver is from 6/26/2006, ver 188.8.131.52 so I will try an update first.
Sadly, this place blocks FTP, so I couldn’t download the updates from Sony’s website because that’s how they deliver them. However, I was able to go on Intel’s website and they have their own Update Tool which will allow you to get the latest, greatest driver.
Even after updating the driver, still no dice. I’m not at that facility anymore so I can only assume that my laptop hardware is just too old and there is no solution but to get a newer laptop or continue using the USB adapter.