I have been trying to install a wireless router on my Acer Aspire L320 and have been told by Talk Talk that there is a problem with my Network card. The pc is one year old on vista. I can get limited connectivity through a plug in wireless adaptor (no browser) 192.168.1.1 does not work.
Ihave looked in the device manager and there is an exclamation mark beside the adaptor.
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Re: lan network card not working
<p>I'm looking for the answer for this myself as I'm working on this tiny tower as we speak.</p> <p>Jaycar Electronics (in AU) has a USB-to-LAN adapter for $20. They must be available elsewhere, too.</p> <p>Cheers!</p>
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Have you installed the necessary drivers for the wireless adapters? If yes, please check in the Network Connections if the wireless connection is enabled or disabled. Also, check if there are other programs using the wireless connection like Realtek Wireless LAN Utility.
To configure the wireless router, it needs to be connected to a computer with a LAN cable. Therefore the computer needs a LAN card and the LAN card driver installed and if you need to connect a laptop or computer to the router by wireless then the laptop or computer needs a wireless card plus the wireless card driver.
To configure the wireless router and wireless cards in the laptop or computer, please click on this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security
Try turning off the wireless router fo 30 secs and then power it up again. When the LEDs light up, then boot up the HP laptop.
If this doesn't work, then check the laptop to see if the wireless router issued the HP laptop with an IP address. to do this - click on Start - Run - type cmd and press Enter. This will open a DOS command box, then type ipconfig and press Enter.
If the IP address returns 0.0.0.0 then the wireless router didn't issue the HP with an IP address and either the wireless router is faulty or the wireless card is faulty or it has lost its LAN configuration.
If the wireless router LEDs are all on, try connecting a LAN cable direct to the LAN port on the router and the laptop to see if it connects to the Internet. If it connects then install the latest wireless card driver and configure it with the wireless router's settings.
what operating system you using? xp or vista? home? premium? basic? at any rate use this link to select your unit and use the operating system drop down menu to locate the software that is loaded on the computer. from there select the correct driver. Make sure you select the Lan Driver first. Load that. THen select either the atheros or broadcom driver. if you install both it will be fine. the machine will only install the correct one to the device. good luck! Ruben
If not done allready, setup the lan IP address and default gateway in win98 Click MyComputer-ControlPanel-Network-Double Click TCP/IP Adapter for your 3com device-insert LAN info for IP Adress-subnet mask, Gateway and your Internet service providors DNS Addresses info Tab's (3x different Tabs "IP Adress" "Gateway" "DNS Configuration")
IP Adress will be at least one number higher than your gateway address and not allready being used by other PC's on your network and gateway address will same as your router interface address subnet mask will be the same for all PC's on your network.
For 3com and Netgear routers LAN setup is usually
Gateway = 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.0
IP Adress = 192.168.1.10(choose alternate number than 10 if allready used by another PC on your network, try to use round numbers, must be a number higher than 1)
Once all info is entered click OK (this may trigger a database info update message and task)now your LAN is setup and ready to talk to your network
Restart PC and try browsing again. May possibly require reinstallation of the TCP/IP client (you double clicked this to setup your LAN in Win98) or reinstallation of the IIS(Internet Information Services)component found in, Add/Remove Programs-Add/Remove windows components and then try LAN setup again if this does not work first time round