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Proxim skyline 802.11a cardbus card troubleshooting

I just got a sony vaio and then bought this proxim card also. I installed the card on my laptop and it will not connect. The instructions also say that I need another compatible product. What is the other compatible product I need in order for this card to work? Thanks.

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  • thetreeguy Oct 29, 2008

    What is an access point? Can I pick up the connection from the neighbors around me that already have wireless connections? Thanks

  • thetreeguy Oct 29, 2008

    My desktop computer is connected to the internet by cable internet. Is there a certain router or card I need. I have a sony vaio and the only connection i see is the IEEE1394 bus host controller. I dont know what the 802.11a or any other letter means and how do I know what one will work for me?

  • thetreeguy Oct 29, 2008

    Can you buy these in the United States? And if not what brand would you ecommend that is in the United States? Thanks.

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Hi,

you need an access point or wireless router. Over here in the UK 802.11a you require a licence for class a devices. However all of the proxim decvices I have used in the past have been A/B/G compliant so you if your particular card is A/B/G compliant then you should be able to get a B/G class access point or router.

Hope this helps, please let me know if you need further assistance.

Regards

Nick


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  • Nick Sharp Oct 29, 2008

    An access point is the device is that allows wireless communication devices to connect to a wireless network.



    You should not be connecting to other peoples networks unless you have their express permission as it is actually illegal in many countries.



    Do you have any sort of connection to the internet? If so the easiest route would be to putchase a wireless router which will be everything in one box to allow you to connect to the internet wirelesly.



    If you need any more helps please let me know



    Regards



    Nick

  • Nick Sharp Oct 29, 2008

    Hi,



    go for an 802.11G cable router and you will be fine.



    Something like this may suite you needs

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(38340)Netg...DSL.aspx



    Though I would suggest checking with your cable provider to see which they recommend as if you have problems in the future you may get better support from your provider if you are using one of their recommended routers.



    Regards



    Nick



    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(38340)Netgear-WNR2000-Wireless-N-Router-Cable-DSL.aspx

    Though I would suggest checking with your cable provider to see which they recommend as if you have problems in the future you may get better support from your provider if you are using one of their recommended routers.

    Regards

    Nick

  • Nick Sharp Oct 29, 2008

    Hi,



    pretty sure you can get them in sthe states but as I said check with your cable provider first to see what they recommend.



    Regards



    Nick Sharp

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