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The Intel WPCI5000 adapter operates at IEEE 802.11a-(1999 standards on a frequency in the 5GHZ range). Modern routers, for IEEE 802.11b/g, operate at 2.4GHZ and cannot talk to your wireless adapter. You need to have a compatible adapter in your computer such as a Tenda-150Mbps-Wireless-Adapter-W311MI available from Amazon for about $9.
If routing and remote access is enabled on the server, it should handle the bridging automatically between the two nics...
Otherwise, simply turn off the DHCP in the router, have the server and
all the clients connect to the LAN ports, and they will automatically
get their address from the server. In this scenario, you don't need to
worry about the WAN port on the router.
But you might want to think about using the WAN port on the router to
provide an added layer of security rather than exposing your server
directly to the internet. You can set up all the port forwarding you
need on the router.
The signal strength for wireless devices depends on a number of factors including: The distance from the wireless router / access point or gateway. The objects in the path of the direct line of sight signal, i.e. types and thickness of walls, metal objects such as kitchen appliances etc. The directional characteristics of the aerial on the router / access point. The physical position of the router, i.e. is is low down or high up in the room - the best position would normally be at a height which gives the best / clearest footprint for the wireless signal.
Do you have other wireless devices - what is the signal strength like for those when positioned close to the device with the Ralink PCI card?
How many wireless provider devices do you have, i.e. do you just have the one wireless router / access point or have you extended your wireless network using a second router or access point to give greater coverage?
Are there other competing wireless networks close to your own network, if so, you may need to consider setting a different channel than the default channel 11 that many devices use.
Also try to keep your computer wireless devices away from other devices such as wireless telephones, wireless remote controls etc.
Note: the slot used to host the PCI wireless card is unlikely to make any difference as the physical location of the aerial is only minimally changed by a couple of centimetres. Try rotating the computer case so that the aerial is directly facing the wireless router (to remove the case as another cause of weakening the signal being received).
Try the following solutions Important: Make sure you know your network s security settings before you set up your product on your wireless network Epson will not be able to provide this information for you If you don t know this information you ll need to contact the manufacturer of your router or the person who set up your network If you know your security settings continue with these steps Reset the product s network settings Turn your router off and back on Warning: If your router is connected to other devices you may need to re establish the connection for the other devices on the network Set up the product for a wireless connection Close all applications including any screen savers, virus protectors, and firewall software before you install the software Uninstall the printer software then reinstall the printer software.If the steps above do not help, check the additional troubleshooting tips below then try steps 1 through 4 again If your wireless router or access point is set to not broadcast its Network name SSID you ll need to enter the SSID manually in the printer s setup software If your wireless router or access point has wireless security enabled, you'll also need to know what kind of security it is using Epson will not be able to provide this information to you If you don't know this information you'll need to contact the manufacturer of your router or the person who set up your network Make sure the product is within range of the wireless router or wireless access point Avoid placing the printer near a microwave oven, 2.4 GHz cordless phone, or large metal objects such as a filing cabinet Check to see if access restrictions, such as MAC address filtering, are set on the router or access point. If access restrictions are set, add your product's MAC address to your router's address list. If your unsure on how to do this, contact the manufacturer of your router for instructions To obtain your product s MAC address, print a network status sheet Disable any settings such as AP Isolation Client Isolation, or Privacy Separator on your wireless router or access point that would prevent wireless devices from communicating with each other
2 things, did your Wi-Fi pci-card come with laptop or did you bought it later, if its the later it could be a authorizing issue, or else it could be the router misconfigured for the computer like the new routers with WPA2 protocols doesnt "seeing" the old b or g cards in laptops
The network key is actually programmed into the wireless access point you are trying to connect to. You need you provide your network connection with that code in order for the adapter to get permission to connect to the router.
Unless you are connecting to an unsecured connection - then you don't need a key at all.
The wireless part of a router (AP = Access Point) is normally "switched" on or off by way of a setting in the routers configuration - check your owners manual on how to do this. There is no physical switch as such.
Also, the wireless light only lights when a wireless device has established a wireless connection to the AP. Even though the AP maybe enabled and working, until a wireless device connects, the light remains unlit.
I dont know this exact model of router so cant give specifics on how to set it up, but hopefully if you can find your manual, this gives you a starting point.