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Linksys adapter won't properly connect

Hey. My sister has recently moved her files and settings to a new computer. I've tried and failed to get the wireless adapter to connect to the network. The software is properly installed, and it sees and tries to connect to the network, but the message I get from the Windows XP wireless networks list is "Limited or No Connectivity". I've tried all of the USB ports, and I know what the WEP key is, but it doesn't get a working connection. The majority of the things she does on the computer involve the Internet, so please answer soon.

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Usually the limited or no connectivity is displayed under the following circumstances:

  1. The router and wireless adapter are too far apart.
  2. The network key (ex. wep, wpa, etc) your inputting on the computer is incorrect.
  3. The computer is obtaining the wrong IP address.
Judging by the fact that you already have had a computer connecting to the wireless network , I would assume your problem is going to be related to number 3. To make sure, I would first make sure that the wireless router is giving off a higher signal strength then 1-2 bars in the wireless network box in XP.

To confirm that it is correctly receiving an IP address I would change the connection to DHCP, which means the router assigns an IP address to the computer automaticlly. Here aree the instructions to do so....
  • Double click on the icon for the wireless network on the bottom right corner
  • When the box opens , click "Properties"
  • On the next box , double click on the line that says "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)"
  • Next click on the radio button that says "Obtain an IP address automaticlly (DHCP)"
  • Then click on the radio button that says "Obtain DNS server address automaticlly"
  • Now try connecting to the wireless network, that shoud fix you up.
Also if that does not work , you can try this YouTube video which is great refrence for fixing a connection. Best of luck!

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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