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Can't see any wireless networks in the area, but I know there are many

I have a Netgear WG511T wireless PCMCIA card in a vpr Matrix laptop. The card is recognized by the laptop and the drivers get installed (the default ones), but the card's led blink alternate indicating that is trying to connect, but no connection. I downloaded the last drivers from the site (ver but still the same problem. My router is DLink DI-524 and I know it works since I'm using it right now another latpop that's connected to it. Also, my other laptop sees many wireless networks in the available list while the Netgear card can't see any (so it's not just a problem of my router or the Dlink-Netgear mix unless all the other networks in my range are DLink routers...) I have no idea what else to try, or if there's anyway i can diagnose the card... it is working somehow (at least as the laptop is concerned) but it just can't connect to anything...

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Re: Can't see any wireless networks in the area, but I...

Can your other laptop see the laptop with the problem. First check that it is being given an IP address in your router and set to obtain IP address automatically. You may need to give the wireless card an ip address and DNS address yourself within the same range as the others; this way you know the addresses are correct. Just check that your problem laptop has the same network group name, right click my computer>properties>computer name and check the workgroup name is tha same as rest of your pc's. Keep trying you'll win in the end!

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Go to the web site below and download your driver, then simply run the setup installer by double clicking on the .exe, it will then install your software and driver.

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Make sure that the router and the wireless computer has the same wireless settings. That is assuming that the wireless adapter has been correctly installed on the computer.

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You dont need your wireless adapter to setup your laptop however if you are going to setup or use your laptop to connect to a wireless connection you need your wireless adapter

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Getting setup

Unless you get into the configuration of the router, you don't have to worry about 'messing' anything up... you just need to know the SSID (the name of the wifi connection they configured) and the password, if it is protected with WEP or WAP... just install the card into the laptop with the proper drivers, and use either the utility that came with the laptop (turn off the Windows Wireless Config in your services.msc) or use Windows Wireless Config Utility to access (find) the SSID of her router..

Let us know if you need further info...

Nov 20, 2007 | NetGear (IM-WG511T) Wireless Adapter

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Based on your post, you currently have a working Netgear WiFi Card installed in your laptop. What you want to do is remove it from the laptop and install the said card to your desktop.

For your desktop to be able to accept the NetGear WFi card which is a PCMCIA Cardbus device, you need to install either:
1. a USB Adapter for PCMCIA as shown here; or
2. a CardBus/PCMCIA to PCI Adapter Card available here.

Either one will work. Of course you need to install the necessary drivers for the NetGear MA701NA in your desktop which is available from the CD installer that came with the NetGear or online here.

Considering the cost of the USB adapter or the PCMCIA to PCI card, you may want consider buying a PCI WiFi card or USB WiFi dongle.

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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