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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Re: Linksys adapter won't properly connect
Usually the limited or no connectivity is displayed under the following circumstances:
The router and wireless adapter are too far apart.
The network key (ex. wep, wpa, etc) your inputting on the computer is incorrect.
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!
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The operating system on your computer is Windows 7 and the adapter is WUSB54GC. You are getting the Error 211 that means the drivers are not installed properly. Though you have the CD of the adapter, you will need to download the drivers for the adapter from the web site. Go to www.linksys.com/download , enter the model number of the adapter. select the proper version of the adapter. download the drivers for windows 7. Now try to install the downloaded drivers. It will work.
I think you might be using the Linksys utility. you can switch over to windows utility if it is XP or VISTA. that will resolve the problem. make sure that it will be connected to the network and should have proper IP address Click Here for more info about wireless network set up
Disconnect the usb adapter and see if your computer still boots up. If it does, try connecting the adapter on another usb port and see what happens. If your PC will still not boot up using another usb port, try the adapter on a 2nd computer. If 2nd PC fails to boot up when the adapter is plugged in, most likely the adapter is faulty.
I have same problem with WRT54GS router and WPC54G Notebook Adapter. These worked fine until recently...I suspect something to do with installing XP updates and needing new drivers. I tried everything suggested...even updated LELA to newest version, but no success. After hours of frustration, I was ready to chuck it and head to Best Buy to get something different. But I tried one last solution suggested somewhere and it worked for me. Here it is in a nutshell: Uninstall LELA on all computers...sure it's got nice graphics and features, but who cares if it doesn't work!!! Then plug adapter into notebook and let it find the new hardware on it's own. (Linksys is very adamant about running their CD first, but don't do it! You can run the hardware with Windows just fine without LELA.) When the hardware install wizard asks, then put in the Linksys CD so it can download the drivers only. Then set up the wireless network in your network connections and change any necessary router settings directly by accessing it via 192.168.1.1. Yes, I would love to have LELA up and functioning and feel like I have somewhat given up, but when software creates more problems than solutions, I've gotta cut bait. My network now works great. I put a Network Connections shortcut on my desktop to monitor things myself. It's simple and life is good. From these forums, it is obvious that LELA has some real issues. Too bad Linksys hasn't provided a better software product, considering the huge amount of time and money their customers have invested in trying to get it to work!!
This is because those wireless adapters that you mentioned do not support for WPA2. Linksys will not release drivers for those adapters that will make it work with WPA2 because they are already discontinued. So the only other option is to stick with WPA or WEP
Did you move the router out of range of the computer? It sounds like you put it back where it was but I just thought I'd ask.
Otherwise, use your wired connection to check the router settings. It is possible that the wireless settings defaulted due to the disconnection. You can either set the router to match your wireless computer if you can remember, or just set up a fresh wireless connection between the two.