Networking Connectivity
Intel® Mobile Adapters
Support for Intel® Mobile Adapter Products in Windows XP*

Drivers (see table below)

  • Intel® Mobile Adapter drivers for Windows* XP
    Currently there are no Mobile adapter drivers certified or tested by Intel for Windows* XP Home or Professional. There are no plans at this time to write drivers for the Intel mobile adapters listed in the table below for Windows XP Home or Professional.

  • Drivers included with Windows XP
    Products for which drivers have been released by Microsoft, and are included as part of the Windows XP operating system. In most cases, the products should install and function without any difficulty using these built-in drivers. These drivers have not been fully tested by Intel for use with Windows XP Home or Professional. Support for these products is offered on a "best effort" basis as noted in the table below.

Technical support (see table below)

  • Full Support
    Products for which we have released Windows XP drivers will receive full technical support. At this time no drivers of this type have been released.

  • Best Effort
    There are no plans, at this time, to develop Windows XP drivers for the following products, support will be offered on a "Best effort" basis.

Product Model Number Microsoft Drivers Included with Windows XP Intel Mobile Adapter drivers for Windows XP Technical Support
16-bit PC Card MBLA1600 Yes No "best effort"
Intel® PRO/100 Mobile LAN + Modem56 PC Card MBLA1656 Yes No "best effort"
Intel® PRO/100 Mobile CardBus MBLA3200 Yes No "best effort"
Intel® PRO/100 Mobile LAN+Modem 56 CardBus MBLA3256 Yes No "best effort"

Troubleshooting tips

There are a few common situations in which difficulty with these products under Windows XP may be encountered. Please check into these issues prior to contacting Intel Technical Support:

  • Lack of proper system BIOS support for Windows XP. Check with your computer manufacturer for information on possible system BIOS upgrades or other modifications that may be required in order for Windows XP to run properly on your computer.

  • Lack of support for ACPI power management. Check with your computer manufacturer for information about patches or changes that may be required to fully support ACPI.

  • Lack of available resources (especially free interrupts) to support additional hardware. Some computers may be configured so that all available resources are already in use. In such cases disabling certain embedded devices in the system BIOS (such as Infra-red ports or other serial devices) may free up.

This applies to:

Intel® PRO/100 CardBus Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 LAN+Modem56 CardBus Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 LAN+Modem56 PC Card Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 PC Card Adapter



Solution ID: CS-008510
Last Modified: 30-Sep-2014
Date Created: 18-Jan-2004
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