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If you have the CD that comes with the adapter then you can try
uninstall Linksys software and install only the drivers of the adapter.
the Linksys Adapter and un-install the Linksys Software from Programs
menu. To re-install the Drivers insert the Linksys Setup CD into your
CD-ROM drive. When the Welcome screen appears click Exit. Connect your
USB adapter to the computer. When the Found new Hardware Wizard window
appears, click Install the software automatically (Recommended) then
click Next. Click Finish when the installation is complete.Try to connect to the wireless network again. See if that works. You
can also download the latest drivers from Linksys website on any other
computer. Save it on a Flash drive and transfer the drivers on your
All you need to do is go on internet explorer and type in 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.2.1 and this will get you to the setup page on the linksys, goto mac address filtering or wireless sevurity page, and allow your pc access to the router. On your pc you need to START - RUN - type "cmd" - type "ipconfig /all" - write down the physical address of your wireless card - type this into the set up page mac address filtering on the linksys.
The light on the adapter indicates if there is network activity.
Check in device manager if the adapter is properly installed. Right click my computer, then select properties. Go to the Hardware tab and click Device manager.
If there is a yellow exclamation point on the USB adapter then you may need to reinstall the Linksys adapter.
If the Linksys adapter is installed properly, then check the wireless network connections if it is connected.
To ensure that you are connected to your wireless network, you will need to know the settings on your wireless router or access-point. Take note of the wireless network name (SSID) and the wireless security and network key.
If you are using the Linksys Wireless Utility, go to Site survey, select your SSID then click connect. Type the network key if wireless security is enabled.
If you are using the default wireless connection on your computer, just right click the wireless network connection icon on the system tray (lower right conner of your screen, near the clock), then select view available wireless networks. Select your SSID, then click connect and type the network key (if wireless security is enabled).
1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable. 2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL 3. Enter the router setup login and password 4. Change the admin password 5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast. 6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WAP2 7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router. 8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings. 9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router. 10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router.
It shows that your wireless router and wireless adapters are both working. One thing to try is changing your wireless channel. Since you are already using 11, try maybe 1 or 9. Check if your SMC adapter will pick up the wireless signal.
By the way, how far is your computer (using the SMC adapter) to your wireless router?