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Linksys Rangeplus wireless adapter not connecting

I installed it properly and when I try to connect it to a wireless connection, it'll say that the signal is strong and is connected in the Linksys Wireless Monitor, but then Windows says that I have ''little to no connectivity.''

This has happened at my apartment and my parents' house. Before my computer was sent out and had the harddrive restored to factory conditions, the wireless card was working fine.

The Diagnostic says that it's the password, but it is the proper one, because the built-in wireless card connects just fine.

I tried putting in the password in different securities (WEP, WPA) but I know it's WEP and it's still not working.

I uninstalled the adapter and reinstalled it, but to no avail.

This is for the RangePlus Wireless Notebook Adaptor, Model No. WPC100

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  • twenora86 Feb 07, 2009

    I tried the cmd and for the wireless adapter the IP address does start with 169

  • twenora86 Feb 08, 2009

    I already posted that the password works with my internal wireless card. My password is all numbers. It's not the wrong password.

  • Ved Pradhan May 11, 2010


    you are getting a 169 ip address which is not a correct ip address...may be the security key is wrong and that is the reason you are getting limited or no connectivity...

    delete the old wireless profile from the adapter and then try connecting to it and before you put the network key,check it once as it is case sensitive you can do that by checking in the router page.....


  • John LeFebvre May 11, 2010

    You have an internal wireless card too? Maybe that is causing a conflict?

    Normally limited connectivity means that it has not picked up an IP address. Click START - RUN and type CMD. Click OK or press enter and a black window will appear.

    Type IPCONFIG and press enter. Your wireless adapter should show and address starting 192.168... If it starts 169... then it can't get an address from your router.

    If this is the case, let me know and I can try to help as there are a couple of possible solutions.



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you are getting an incorrect ip address so what we need to do is to reconfigure the wireless profile,
open up the linksys utility and go to the tab that says profile,you will see the profile that you have configured earlier,
click on the profile and click on remove once the profile is removed ****,go to the tab that says site survery...
click on your network and then click on connect it will take you through a setup screen,then choose the security whether it is wep/wpa and down below choose the bit type if the security key has 10 characters then it is 64bit and if it is more than 10 characters then 128bit....donot put the passphare to generate a key,directly punch in the number..
****1 more step you can perform before creating a new profile is go to start,run in the box type in cmd and then open the black box then type in netsh winsock reset catalog and then hit enter it will tell you to restart the computer,restart the computer and then try creating a new profile...make sure the internal wireless card is disabled when you create a profile..
hope this works for you...

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One other thing - if your internal wireless card is picking up an address that may prevent the other one from doing so - see if you can disable the internal card.

The only thing I can think of that would actively stop a card getting an IP address even with the correct password is if you have MAC address filtering enabled on your router - go into the router config and see if you can find if this is enabled, and add the MAC address of the new card (you can get this by IPCONFIG /ALL from the CMD prompt again).

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