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Wireless network problem

Hi Jeff,
Thanks for your help.
I've configured the wireless network-setting SSID and wep key. it showing security-enabled wireless network. but can't connect to network. Mine is westell 802.11g wireless pc card, but sometimes connecting with linksys unsecured wireless network for few minutes.

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    Jeff Henry May 11, 2010

    I've had this problem wth a N600c as well and it turned out to be the software I was using to connect the wireless card. Instead of using XP to connect the card, I was using the software that was provided... so it would connect for a few minutes, then disconnect. If your laptop is recognizing and utilizing the newly installed card, then try connecting via Control Panel through XP and disable the provided software (if that is what you are using). There are two different security types for these routers, so you want to make sure that your card is compatible with your router. I've seen it many many times that some of these type of cards are WEP only or WPA only.

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Go into ur wireless network properties.click internet protocol.check settings .if obtain ip auto is checked.connect to the unsecured network to obtain details..ip,gateway , dns etc.
disconnect go back to wireless properties and select use the following ip/dns in internet protocol and type in the details..this will get u connected..once connected left click on connected icon in sys tray and select repair this should make changes to ip and dns..it may change it may not ..if not it doesnt need to.

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