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Purchased a Compaq with a Broad com adapter

My entire house is set up with a US Robotics system.  Each computer has it's own card for Wi-Fi and is working properly except for the new Compaq.  The system is set up with WEP and the appropriate MAC addresses are input into the USR software. 

 

I can use an ethernet connection to access the router and internet but cannot with the wireless adapter.  Properties for the adapter such as "infrastructure" are not in the list to pick.  That being one that needs to be available for the USR. 

 

Anyone know of any suggestions.  Compaq and USR were not helpful with the problem.

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It is possible that USR is using mAC filtering as a form of security. Your new Compaq adapter has a MAC address. You can try getting the mac address of this device and input this on the USR

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