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P660HW-D1 Router not working wireless

I have installed the above router on my laptop but cannot get the wireless aspect to work. It works with the Ethernet yellow cable but as soon as that is disconnected, the internet is also disconnected.

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Problem with the Zyxel P-660?   I experienced:
1. laptop would see the wireless 660HW briefly and then it would disappear.   2. laptop would not see wireless at all. 3.  same issue with desktop when using USB wireless 11g dongle 4. no problem on wired connection (ethernet)
EASY solution!   if Zyxel is set to scan for a channel it will want to work on channel 13 nearly every time in a busy environment.
HP laptops and many receivers cannot recieve on 13 -  highest channel is 12.   
Pick on setting for the Zyxel which matches an available channel on your receiver.  Problem solved.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008


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