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Netgear wireless N USB adapter wont connect to my netgear router

I brought the netgear wireless N usb adapter for my new desktop pc to connect to my netgear router down at my basement after i install the software and connected to the router it was working fine internet and everything

untill after 2 days when i trun on my desktop i've lost the connection
the smart wizard window which from the installed software, on the bottom shows low (red) signal and it keep on scanning... or associating and the ch. keeps on switching, got no internet connction...

when i check adivialble connections my netgear router shows up and has excellent connection, but i just cant seems to connect anymore ... plz help

ps. my netgear router requires to add the Mac Address of the adapter in order to connect to any wireless connections. i did it with my laptop and i did the same with this usb adapter ....

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Here are some troubleshooting steps that I suggest you try:

1. Check physical connections.

a. Connect the modem to the Internet port of the router. The Internet “i” LED on the front of the router should light up.
b. Connect the computer to one of the four LAN ports (i.e port 1, 2, 3 or 4) on the back of the router. The corresponding port light where you connected the computer should be lit up.

2. Access the router's web-based utility.

a. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
b. Connect to the router by typing http://routerlogin.com/basicsetting.htm or http://192.168.1.1 in the address field and click Enter or Return key.
c. A window will prompt for a user name and password. By default, the user name is "admin" and the password is "password".

Note: If you were unable to access the router's web-based utility, you may reset the router to restore the settings to factory default.

To reset the router:

a. Please push the reset button at the back of the router and release after 30 seconds.
b. Unplug the power adapter for 10 seconds and then plug it back in.

3. Configure the router.

If your Internet Service Provider is using a cable connection, please follow the steps below:

a. Click on Basic Settings under Setup tab.
b. Select No for Does Your Internet Connection Require A Login?.
c. Scroll down on the center page and look for the Router MAC Address section. Set it to Use computer MAC address and click on the Apply button.

If your Internet Service Provider is using a DSL connection, please follow the steps below:

a. Click on Basic Settings.
b. Select Yes for Does Your Internet Connection Require A Login?.
c. Select Other on the Internet Service Provider drop down box.
d. Enter your ISP's username (username@ISPdomain) and password. Then, click on Apply.

4. Configure the wireless settings.

a. Click on the Wireless Settings under Setup.
b. Change the SSID to any unique name.
c. Scroll down, look for the Security Options settings and select WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).
d. Set the Authentication type to "Automatic" and the Encryption Strength to "64bit".
e. Leave the Passphrase field blank, select Key 1 and enter a 10-digit number.

Note: The 10-digit number you typed in the key 1 will be the password or network key for the wireless connection.

f. Click Apply button to save the changes.
g. Go to Router Status under Maintenance tab and check if there is an IP address under Internet port. If it's 0.0.0.0, do a power cycle.

5. Power cycle.

a. Power off the modem, router and computers.
b. Turn on the power of the modem first and wait for it to initialize, the lights to stop blinking.
c. Power back the router and the computers. Check if it will be able to get online.

If you have wireless computers, you can connect them wireless to the router. Kindly follow the instructions below:

6. Connect wireless computer to the router.

If you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 1, please follow the steps below:

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
b. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
c. Click on the Advanced tab.
d. Please delete all the preferred networks then click on OK.
e. Right click on the Wireless icon again and click on View Available Wireless Network. Please select your network and click on Connect. It will ask you for the network key.
f. Please type in the network key and then confirm it. Network key is the password you type on the key 1 of the wireless settings of the router.
g. Make sure not to enable IEEE and then click on Connect.

If you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 2, please follow the steps below:

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
b. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
c. Click on the Change Advanced Settings.
d. Click on the Wireless Networks tab remove all the preferred networks then click on OK.
e. Right click on the Wireless icon then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
f. Select your network and click on Connect.
g. It will ask you for the network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect. Network key is the password you type on the key 1 of the wireless settings of the router.

If you are using Windows Vista, please follow the steps below:

a. Click Start then select Connect To.
b. Connect to a network window will show up.
c. Select your wireless network and click Connect.
d. It will ask you for a network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect.

From the above configuration, please check if you can now access the Internet.

For wireless N USB adapter

Wireless Adapter Installation

A. Install the software.

Note: Firewall and anti-spyware need to be disabled. They sometimes treat software installation as a behavior of a spyware and therefore will prevent installation.

Windows XP:

1. Please power on your computer. Allow the operating system to boot up completely and log in as needed.
2. Insert the NETGEAR adapter Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD main page shown at the right will then load.
3. Click the Install Driver & Utility.
4. Please make sure that you follow the Install Shield Wizard steps. Click Finish when done and turn off your computer.

Windows 2000/ME/Win98SE:

Note: Windows 2000 may require you to be logged on with administrator rights.

1. Please power on your computer. Allow the operating system to boot up completely and log in as needed.
2. Insert the NETGEAR adapter resource CD into your CD-ROM drive. The setup page will then load.
3. Afterwards, click on the Install Driver & Utility link.
4. Make sure to follow the Install Shield Wizard steps, and click Finish when done to restart your computer.

B. Install the adapter.

Windows XP:

1. Please make sure that you shut down the PC first and then remove the power cord.
2. Please insert the NETGEAR adapter into the available expansion slot.

Note: If you have PCI adapter, connect the antenna to the adapter, making sure the antenna is in the upright position.

3. Reconnect the power cord and reboot the computer.
4. When the Found New Hardware Wizard displays, please click on Next and then follow the prompt. If you are prompted with a Windows XP Logo testing message, just click on Continue Anyway.
5. After the installation completes, click Finish to close the wizard.

Windows 2000/ME/Win98SE:

1. Please make sure that you shut down the PC first and then remove the power cord.
2. Insert the NETGEAR adapter into the available expansion slot.

Note: If you have PCI adapter, connect the antenna to the adapter, making sure the antenna is in the upright position.

3. Reconnect the power cord and reboot the computer.
4. On the Found New Hardware Wizard, click on Next, then follow the prompt to proceed.
5. After the installation completes, click Finish to close the wizard. Please make sure that you can see the NETGEAR icon located at the lower right portion of your computer screen.

Note: If Windows displays Digital Signature Not Found warning, click Yes to continue.

C. Configure the NETGEAR adapter.

1. Please Double click on the NETGEAR icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.

Note: If you do not see the icon, click on Start and go to Programs. Locate the NETGEAR Utility and click on the NETGEAR Smart Configuration Utility.

2. Click on the Networks tab.
3. Click on the Scan button.
4. Select the Network Name or SSID of your wireless network.
5. Click on the Connect button.
6. You will be directed to the Settings tab.
7. Type a name for the Profile.
8. The Network Name (SSID) will be the same with your wireless network.
9. Make sure that the Network Type is set to Access Point (Infrastructure).
10. Select the Security that you are using on your wireless router.
11. Click on Save Profile.
12. Click on the Apply button.

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