Conexant PRISM 802.11g Adapter (3886) Driver Download

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Supported Models

Prism 802.11 3886

PRISM 802.11g Adapter (3886)



Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95

File Name

Versions (20-Jul-2004) (2004-07-20) via .inf

Uploader Notes

Wlan Driver for Amilo a7640w and other models possibly

Prism (3886)


Uploaded By

emiojar (DG Member) on 12-Jul-2007

Most Helpful Reviews

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows XP
16 Sep 2008
(3 hours after download)

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
"Excellent driver, the newest version I could find for the PRISM card. Had to "force" Windows to use it, but works with no problems. Using the PCI version of the card."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows XP
4 Apr 2008

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 3 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
"Used it on a OEM-card in a HP Compaq nx9000"
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date 10.0 KB 26 Jul 2004
PRISMA00.inf 11.8 KB 21 Jul 2004
PRISMA00.sys 394.8 KB 20 Jul 2004
PRISMAPI.dll 385.1 KB 2 Jul 2004
PRISMSVR.exe 295.0 KB 2 Jul 2004
WIN2K/PRISMNDI.dll 454.7 KB 2 Jul 2004
WIN9X/PRISMIOC.vxd 25.3 KB 2 Jul 2004
WIN9X/PRISMNDI.DLL 265.0 KB 2 Jul 2004
WINNT/PRISMA00.sys 452.2 KB 20 Jul 2004
WINNT/PRISMNDI.dll 491.6 KB 2 Jul 2004
WINXP/PRISMA00.sys 393.3 KB 20 Jul 2004

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