How to enable wireless nic when booting from recovery cd

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  1. gregmowad

    gregmowad Registered Member

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    Help! How do I enable wireless nic when booting from recovery cd

    I successfully backed up my enitre WIN/XP disk to a network drive on another WIN/XP machine. All went great.

    My question is this, if I need to do a restore using the recovery cd, how can I enable the wireless nic? It's a USB wireless nic from Belkin. I tried to run the network configuration utility, but it only shows the onboard ethernet nic (not the Belkin usb/wireless).

    Thank you.
     
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  2. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

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    You need load the missing driver. If you're using the Linux/DOS Cd, then you don't have an option for that. Your alternative is a BartPE which supports adding drivers. We usually don't recommend restoring through the wireless, speed suffers and less reliable.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=257771
     
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    gregmowad Registered Member

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    Thanks for the reply.

    So, if I connect the pc using the onboard ethernet nic to my local network and boot up the recovery cd, will that allow me to proceed with the restore? Will I need to run the network configurator?
     
  4. Paragon_MattK

    Paragon_MattK Paragon Moderator

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    Yes, connecting to the network physically should allow you to restore the image.

    You won't need to configure the network if your network has a DHCP server running, this could be a router/modem. If you do not, and use static addresses for everything then you will probably need to set a static IP with the network configurator.
     
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