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Limited or no Connectivity WG111v2 SBG900

Limited or no connectivity message occurs after installing wireless adaptor for use with wireless modem.

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  • Ciska Feb 28, 2009

    1. Ensure Modem setup to operate in NAT mode.

    2. Set the appropriate security level WEP or WPA-PSK[TKIP] and pass phrase (e.g. a password) on the modem (if not already set).

    3. Record the Hex Key of the pass phrase for use on the wireless computer's netgear Wizard (Length of Key determines whether 64 bit or 128 bit cypher. Message pops up if your selected the wrong one using manual Key entry.

    4. Write the Hex Key into the Netgear Wizard Screen (Key 1) (preferred)

    5. If you decide to use the pass phrase, upper and lower case matters.

    6. Netgear Wizard will show small red monitor in System tray whilst scanning (even if you are connected to internet)

    7. Small additonal monitor appears in System Tray accompanied by chime from Windows to indicate successful connection. Click OK on pop up box.

    8. Wireless adaptor should show steady blue LED whilst connected.















  • Matt H
    Matt H May 11, 2010

    Does your wireless network use WEP or WPA to connect? Did you set up a passphrase to use for the encryption in the router? If so, you may need to specify using the Windows Wireless Configuration utility which key you're using. Please clarify.

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Limited or No Connectivity on Windows XP

Limited or no connectivity indicates that the computer cannot acquire a valid IP address. This is due to incorrect network key you have entered. We need to check the correct WEP key in your router's setup page. Here are the troubleshooting steps we recommend you try:

Note: You need to use a computer hardwired to the router to check the wireless settings.

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

Note: If it does not take password as the password, you might have changed it when you have run the NETGEAR Setup CD so please try other passwords. If you cannot remember the password, you need to reset the router and run the Setup CD to reconfigure it.

4. Click on Wireless Settings under Setup page.
5. Take note of the SSID.
6. Scroll down, look for the Security Options and check whether WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) or WPA (Wi-fi Protected Access) is selected.
7. If its WEP is enabled, copy the value of the selected Key number. If WPA is selected, take note of the Passphrase.
8. To configure the computer with wireless adapter, please consider the following:

Configuring the NETGEAR adapter and Saving the Profile

a. Open the NETGEAR Smart Wireless Settings Utility icon located at the lower right portion of your computer screen. It will then open the Settings tab.
b. Change the Network Name SSID to match the one on your router.

Tip: As an alternative to typing in the SSID, you can use the Network tab to view the available wireless networks. Double click on the desired network.

c. Click the Apply button to activate the connection.
d. Enter a name for your profile (e.g. NETGEAR to Home Network) and click the Save Profile button to store the current settings.

Note: The above procedure applies only if you are trying to connect to a wireless network with no wireless security.

If the computer is using Windows built-in wireless program to manage the wireless adapter, please follow the steps below:

For Windows XP Service Pack 1

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then click on to View Available Wireless Networks.
b. Click on the Advanced tab.
c. Please delete all the preferred networks then click on OK.
d. Right click on the Wireless icon again and click on View Available Wireless Network.
e. Please select your network and click on Connect. If you have Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-fi Protected Access (WPA) enabled on the router, it will ask you for the network key. The network key will be the Key or Passphrase you have copied from the router setup (refer to step 7). Please type in the Network Key and then confirm it.
f. Make sure not to enable IEEE and then click on Connect.

For Windows XP Service Pack 2:

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then click on to View Available Wireless Networks.
2. Click on the Change Advanced Settings.
3. Click on the Wireless Networks tab remove all the preferred networks then click on OK.
4. Right click on the Wireless icon then click on View Available Wireless Network.
5. Select your network and click on Connect. If you have Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-fi Protected Access (WPA) enabled on the router, it will ask you for the network key. The network key will be the Key or Passphrase you have copied from the router setup (refer to step 7). Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect.

Note: You may use the wireless utility of your wireless adapter in connecting to the wireless network but you need to clear "Use windows to configure my wireless networks" on the Wireless Networks tab. Please ask assistance from the wireless adapter vendor for configuration if using a proprietary wireless utility (non-NETGEAR wireless adapters).

Posted on May 02, 2009

  • jez794 Dec 21, 2010

    ive been having the same problem. ive tried changing just about everything and only way i got the wg111v2 to connect on a second pc was to change the router to wep encryption, its basically a pretty useless adaptor imo, buy a decent one instead

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On setting up or make network connections on a Windows computer, you may encounter a Limited Or No Connectivity error message similar to the following:
 
Limited or no connectivity: The connection has limited or no connectivity. You might be unable to access the Internet or some network resources.
 
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