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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)

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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.
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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