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NETGEAR Wireless G USB Adaptor Problems

I recently purchased a NETGEAR Usb Wireless G adaptor to network my current home desktop computer to another desktop computer; to the same internet connection (shared).
I Installed the device as directed in the box and attempted to connect the system up. i succeeded iin finding many internet connections and connected eventually to the one i was looking for (after a series of intense confusion) i then continued working when the adaptor began fluctuating and lost the connection it then became harder to find and re-connect the system. 
After a few days, i then attempted to connect my laptop to the same internet connection (again sharing the connection) and i had to unlock my router to do so.So i unlocked it and this disrupted my adaptor and cut the connection - now the laptop and the desktop with the adaptor will not connect for some strange reason and everything is so confusing!
Please try and develop as many solutions for me - im desperate!! contact email for further details... Im not much of a techie so im a tad slow on the computer lingo - bear with me :)
PS: i have 2 desktops - 1 laptop and - 1 Game console (PSP) on the same wireless shared internet connection.
Desktop - 1 wired to broadband and router + the other with the adaptor problem.
Laptop - wireless (not using an adaptor)
PSP - wireless (no adaptor)
THANK YOU FIXYA and EVERYONE THAT CONTRIBUTES =)

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  • adrian_vince Apr 23, 2009

    i tryed to connect all the devices through the one router (D-LINK DIR-300) yet the dektop seems to be having problems doing so i aquired an adaptor to help the situation. the Laptop and PSP connect easily after unlocking the network.


    The current working home computer with the Broadband and Router is: AMD Athlon (tm) 64X2 Dual - Core Processor 3600+ - 2.01 Ghz. 960 MB RAM. Physical Address Extention. Microsoft Windows XP Home edition. (SP2)


    The desktop computer with the adaptor and problem is:
    Pentium 4 - 3.0 GHz  - 40 GB Hard disk.  512 MB RAM.  Windows XP Pro.


    any more information?
    i attempted managing the connection using the software provided with the CD (Netgear Wizard) and also by using Windows yet no significant progress so far. :(


    thanks alot neuropagan - i really appreiciate any form of help =)

  • neuropagan
    neuropagan May 11, 2010

    easy solution connect everything through a single b/g router.that said (i know you'll want to be complicated)what is your operating systems?are you letting windows manage the connections or third party software?

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Unlocking the network as in turn off encryption?i would try to connect to the router letting windows manage the connection because an ad-hoc(computer-computer)network is always very unreliable.i suspect you have the computer acting as a gateway wired to the router and you are trying to connect through the wi-fi adapter?ok start from scratch reset the router erase all the entries for your wireless connections in your computers/psp go in into the router set your ssid to a unique name; go to the computer with the adapter problem and view wireless networks and make sure you see the name of the network then go here for more instruction. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313242
connect wireless desktop computer first since it is the problem computer. then connect psp and wireless laptop sameway hopefully you can find enough useful info in that link.btw i work on wireless networks for a living i don't even mess with ad-hoc connections for longterm internet routing because a pc isn't a good router at all.

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I contacted Bigpond after my whole internet collapsed due to my amature abilities in fixing the internet. >_<" yet they fixed my internet connection by disconnecting my current (DLINK DIR-300) router from the network. hmmmm... the technician also confirmed that my current broadband modem (2WIRE 2071-A) isnt capable of supplying a shared connection to more than one computer!! she also directed me towards a modem with an inbuilt wifi router that "supposedly" is the best option right now. (2701HGV-W) I'm a bit shaky and the stupid NETGEAR adaptor problem still exists - im willing to buy the new modem if its guaranteed to abolish this problem and give me a better internet wise outlook - please any suggestions will be appreiciated =)

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