Question about Linksys WPC54G Wireless-G Notebook Adapter V2.0 (WPC54C)
I have a Dell Inpiron 8000 series using a Linksys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter (WPC54GS). The adapter recognizes the wireless router but I cannot access the internet wirelessly. Any suggestions?
I have same problem with WRT54GS router and WPC54G Notebook Adapter. These worked fine until recently...I suspect something to do with installing XP updates and needing new drivers. I tried everything suggested...even updated LELA to newest version, but no success. After hours of frustration, I was ready to chuck it and head to Best Buy to get something different. But I tried one last solution suggested somewhere and it worked for me. Here it is in a nutshell: Uninstall LELA on all computers...sure it's got nice graphics and features, but who cares if it doesn't work!!! Then plug adapter into notebook and let it find the new hardware on it's own. (Linksys is very adamant about running their CD first, but don't do it! You can run the hardware with Windows just fine without LELA.) When the hardware install wizard asks, then put in the Linksys CD so it can download the drivers only. Then set up the wireless network in your network connections and change any necessary router settings directly by accessing it via 192.168.1.1. Yes, I would love to have LELA up and functioning and feel like I have somewhat given up, but when software creates more problems than solutions, I've gotta cut bait. My network now works great. I put a Network Connections shortcut on my desktop to monitor things myself. It's simple and life is good. From these forums, it is obvious that LELA has some real issues. Too bad Linksys hasn't provided a better software product, considering the huge amount of time and money their customers have invested in trying to get it to work!!
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
I did what sgnelson said and uninsatlled the linksys utility and reinstalled the drivers off the disk and i also had to go to control panel/administrative tools/services/dhcp client and change the settings to automatic and start
Posted on May 15, 2009
To go in to details there would be a lot involved over an email.
The router must be properly set up to accept the wireless Eithernet protocol from the computer, and the computer set up to accept the wireless protocol from the router. A proper password in both the wireless security section of the router, and in the computer. must be set up.
What you should do is read up on how to set up a wireless Ethernet between a computer and a router. If this is a lot to accomplish, consult a computer service centre near to you where they can support networking. Take the computer and the router over to them. They should be able to set it up for you.
Some interesting links about setting up a wireless network:
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
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