said by Knutsont:
I also have a Dell Inspiron 8500 and a G650 (HW B3) on a 624 (HW C). The 2.48 driver will not work at all in this machine... (SNIP)... My only solution was to drop back to the 2.46 driver. Everything works fine now, except for WPA... (SNIP)... When I use WPA, the computer does not auto-connect after a reboot and the link is lost randomly which requires a disable/enable of the network device to get working again (a real pain). So, I am stuck using WEP and the 2.46 driver until D-link gets their stuff straight.
I'm in the same boat with my Windows 2000 SP4 on an HP Omnibook XE2 with 256MB SDRAM. I have a revision B of the DWL-G650 card; not sure about 1, 2, 3, or 4 hardware, will have to check next time I unplug. I have backed down to the 2.42 driver. I use Super-G and WEP, and I change the WEP key every couple of days, made easy by a little utility I cobbled together. I'm not up for a Windows reinstall to get this driver installation corrected. What a suggestion! Who has the time?
I'm not sure but I think the non Super-G default drivers from the CD worked just as fast if not faster than 2.42. Hopefully newer drivers down the road will allow us to get on the WPA bandwagon.