Question about Linksys : WMP54GS Wireless-G PCI Adapter w/ SpeedBooster (NELIWP16)

2 Answers

Cannot get wireless working on vista

I have a dual booting pv with xp and vista on xp my wireless card is working fine but on vista I get connected with limited or no connectivity. I also checked to update the driver and my linksys is showing as a broadcom in vista but when I load the drivers from the cd it stays as the same driver and says it's up to date. I am only 20 feet from the router and I am using wep encryption and do not have a 2.4Ghz phone interfering with the connection.

Posted by on

  • 14 more comments 
  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    I'm not sure what you mean I set up the connection through the vista program as when I installed from the linksys cd there was no linksys configuration tool. So I used the vista one I set up the wireless network manually as well as connecting to the broadcasted ssid.

  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    oh it is dual booting

  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    I have already tried that the driver is installed and correct I can connect to the network but it says limited or no connection. I have tried all the drivers used for this card for vista and have the correct one installed is there another way to get it to work? I thought there was an issue with tcp/ip settings so I tried setting a static ip and i got the same message.

  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    I am able to ping the router but not google

  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    sorry I meant I can ping the router but at 4 packets with a 100% loss and can not ping google at all, I am not able to run a patch cable to this computer at the moment but I have tested with one and it does work

  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    I have repaired several time to no avail just the same thing I have also set a static ip address with the same problem



  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    the router ip is 192.168.2.1 with a range set from 192.168.2.1 to 192.168.2.99 and i assigned 192.168.2.3 as the static ip

  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    yes as well as standard comcast dns

  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    yes i can when I am on xP but not on vista

  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    yes still nothing im going to see if I can connect by turning off security to the router and see what happens

  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    yes but i am going to try with security disable to see what happens



  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    ok well I have it set to dynamic ip and I am online on vista now but there is no security on my router now and I do not want to leave it unprotected

  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    wep key apparently was the problem is there another way to make sure my router is safe from unwanted guests/visotors

  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    I have tried using all numbers same problem I also tried wpa is there a way to secure the router through mac address filtering?

  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    it seems to still be working now but will the mac filter keep others out or will it just add anyone who connects to my router add its mac adress to my filter list?

  • Jennifer_H Jan 15, 2009

    ok thank you for your help I will ask you again if I need more help

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 29 Answers

No problem at all.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 54 Answers

Physical to Vitual Vista? if it is a virtual setup the xp machine will latch onto the nic card not giving it to anything else. what Virtual emulator are you using? There are settings that have to be set to allow the local nic card to be used.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • 12 more comments 
  • Stephen Horan
    Stephen Horan Jan 15, 2009

    I am asking you is it a Dual boot or is it a Virtual Vista?

  • Stephen Horan
    Stephen Horan Jan 15, 2009

    The driver is sometimes different for vista then it is for XP. Try going on you Manfuacturers website and downloading the Vista version of the driver. This is a common mistake that people make being that vista handles drivers alittle differently then XP did. However some drivers work perfect with eachother while some of the others do not.

  • Stephen Horan
    Stephen Horan Jan 15, 2009

    Open up the cmd prompt and try to ping your router. if sucessful try to ping google.com and let me know what you come up with.

  • Stephen Horan
    Stephen Horan Jan 15, 2009

    Can you conenct with a patch cable. LAN connection not wireless and test to see if you have internet.

  • Stephen Horan
    Stephen Horan Jan 15, 2009

    You are not recieving an IP address trying rebooting or doing a repair on the connection

  • Stephen Horan
    Stephen Horan Jan 15, 2009

    what static IP address did you give it?

  • Stephen Horan
    Stephen Horan Jan 15, 2009

    do you have the subnet mask set at 255.255.255.0 and the gateway as 192.168.2.1

  • Stephen Horan
    Stephen Horan Jan 15, 2009

    can u get into the router to access it?

  • Stephen Horan
    Stephen Horan Jan 15, 2009

    Did you try allowing it to assign an ip automatically again and still nothing?

  • Stephen Horan
    Stephen Horan Jan 15, 2009

    Also make sure there is no firewall on the router that may block it and try adding a static router to you vista computer using the MAC address to IP. This way it will automatically assign you a static IP address every time you log on.

  • Stephen Horan
    Stephen Horan Jan 15, 2009

    Give that a try let me know what you come up with

  • Stephen Horan
    Stephen Horan Jan 15, 2009

    Your problem is the wep encryption then. Try just using wep key by itself and makin it 8 bits long and all numbers ex: 12345678

    because wep gets converted into hexadecimal anyway.

  • Stephen Horan
    Stephen Horan Jan 15, 2009

    I would set that so your computer is allowed only if the MAC address is on the list. I am going to say yes give that a try. Your router may only allow people of that list if secuirty is set to active.

  • Stephen Horan
    Stephen Horan Jan 15, 2009

    Its only going to allow you to access it as a means of security. Once you add another MAC address though they can stay on at all times.

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

We've tried the belkin play wireless usb adapter in 2 laptops with xp pro and it wont connect the signals great it says the card is working properly but it just says it cant connect i've had this same...


Have you got two wireless icons down on the right by the clock. As it may be using the belkin wireless manager to control the device rather than the windows version.

Mar 11, 2011 | Belkin Play Wireless USB Adapter (F7D4101)

1 Answer

I hace dual boot on a drive xp and vista 32 bits. i get correcr maaac address in xp but mac address in vista is different. i have LAN internet connection. therefore i cannot get connected to internet in...


MAC address need not be changed to connect to internet, unless the cable modem you have is configured in such a way that it only connects to a particular MAC address.

The solution is to change the settings in the cable modem or the router you have.

Please specify the following details
1. if you have windows click on start and click on run(for xp) and type cmd and hit enter
2. type ipconfig and hit enter
3. Find out what is the IP address specified there it should be in the format - 192.x.x.x
4. Note down the address against default gateway

Do the same thing for both the computer and then let us know so that we can narrow down the issue and suggest a better solution

Feb 04, 2011 | 3Com : 32-bit 10/100 LAN CardBus PC Card,...

2 Answers

HEEEEEEEEEEELP I can't install this device because i have upgraded my system to windows seven, should I throw my USB wireless adapter away? VIEWSONIC WIRELESS USB 2.0 ADAPTER 802.11g/b


Have you tried a driver from View-Sonic?
Their download page is:

http://ftp.viewsonic.com/support/drivers/index.cfm

If you can't find a Windows 7 driver, the vista or XP driver might work. Good luck.

May 04, 2010 | ViewSonic Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter...

2 Answers

Belkin FSD7050v4 driver for Windows 7


just installed my belkin wireless g usb adapter on windows 7 64 bit down loade driver from belkin right click run in compaterbilty mode windows vista service pack 2 and install

Apr 28, 2009 | Network & Wireless Adapters

1 Answer

Wireless fails to work after reinstalling XP SP2


Hey there,

The wireless driver might only work on Vista, try the IT Administrators - Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility for Windows* XP and Windows Vista*from here

First uninstall the one you have though..

Hope this helps

Chris (ziraffa)

Sep 10, 2008 | Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network...

1 Answer

I need the VGA DRIVERS


Best Solution posted on Aug 20, 2008 2%20stars.png
88e8c4c.jpg
geokohler
Rank:guru_s.gif Guru
Rating: 86%, 113 votes
Please tell me the make and model of your computer and what operating system you are trying to run. I have access to all the drivers for every make and model and I will send you the link where you can get them once you send me the information I need first.If your computer came with Vista there are no drivers for your wireless card or your VGA card for XP. If you want to run Xp you can partition your hard drive into 2 logical drives and load Vista on one and XP on the other in a dual boot configuration. Then you will need to purchase an external USB wireless thumb adapter for accessing your wireless networks when you are using the XP operating system. When you boot in Vista your computers wifi will work fine. The hardware manufacturers are being forced by Microsoft not to release drivers for XP for new equipment under threat to pull licensing for Vista. This is the only way to get around it, unless you are capable of writing your own .inf driver files for the hardware. If you need my help feel free to contact me and I will help you further. This is Microsoft's way of strong arming everyone to migrate to Vista. I run dual boot configurations on all my equipment because some of my expensive tech software only runs in the XP environment. Vista is a powerful operating system if you have the equipment designed for it. It's a shame they removed so much of the backward compatability though. My e-mail address is geokohler@gmail.com if you need more help send me your number and I will call you for free to discuss your options in more detail. Please take the time to rate this fixya and I will provide you with free support whenever you need it directly. I do this for a hobby, I just like helping people.
George

Aug 30, 2008 | Network & Wireless Adapters

1 Answer

WI-FI not working


If your computer came with Vista there are no drivers for your wireless card. You can partition your hard drive into 2 logical drives and load Vista on one and XP on the other in a dual boot configuration. Then you will need to purchase an external USB wireless thumb adapter for accessing your wireless networks when you are using the XP operating system. When you boot in Vista your computers wifi will work fine. The hardware manufacturers are being forced by Microsoft not to release drivers for XP for new equipment under threat to pull licensing for Vista. This is the only way to get around it, unless you are capable of writing your own .inf driver files for the hardware. If you need my help feel free to contact me and I will help you further. This is Microsoft's way of strong arming everyone to migrate to Vista. I run dual boot configurations on all my equipment because some of my expensive tech software only runs in the XP environment. Vista is a powerful operating system if you have the equipment designed for it. It's a shame the removed so much of the backward compatability though. My e-mail address is geokohler@gmail.com if you need more help send me your number and I will call you for free to discuss your options in more detail. Please take the time to rate this fixya and I will provide you with free support whenever you need it directly.
George

Aug 19, 2008 | Acer InviLink 802.11b (91.49C10.002)...

3 Answers

Acer 4315 WLAN driver for WIndows XP


Sorry if I am coming into this early, but I had the same problem with my Acer Extensa 4420. Eventually, after tons of forum threads, I found that the same chip that's in the Acer computers is also in some Dell computers. Just ignore the fact that it says it's by Dell and download this:
http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/R174291.EXE


Then, extract the files to a folder and from device manager, and point 'Network Controller' (or whatever your wireless adapter is named in device manager) to that folder.

Aug 04, 2008 | Acer InviLink 802.11b (91.49C10.002)...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Network & Wireless Adapters Logo

106 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Linksys Network & Wireless Adapters Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18298 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60775 Answers

Cosma Papouis
Cosma Papouis

Level 3 Expert

404 Answers

Are you a Linksys Network and Wireless Adapter Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...