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Wireless adapter won't connect to internet

I have three computers.
1. A desk top - hardwired to the DSL Modeum & Wireless router (TRENDnet)
2. A HP Laptop XP wireless connected to internet
3. XP desktop in the next room connected with a wireless (SMC 2662W adapter) We have operated for years with a Belkin router.

Recently the DSL modeum kept dropping out requiring it to be rebooted many times a day. AT&T (after sending us a new modeum) determined the Belkin router was the problem. I purchased a new TRENDnet TEW-631BRP router.

Now the #3 computer will not connect. It seems to detect the network system, but will not connect. TRENDnet claims the fault is with the SMC wireless adapter. So, how do I configure the SMC adapter to talk to the TRENDnet router so we can access the internet?

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  • Mike Reed Jul 19, 2009

    I've tried to do this, however there is not a part number listed on the product that cooresponds with the part numbers on the website. I called SMC for help, however they won't help unless I subscribe to their expensive service. Maybe I'll try the driver for one of the other part numbers listed.

    Seems that since we've been using this adapter all along, I should already have a driver loaded on the computer. Why would I need to reload it?

    Thanks,

    Mike

  • Mike Reed Jul 19, 2009

    I downloaded a driver from SMC site for what appears to be the same or compatible adapter. I copied the driver to the desktop computer, then ran the setup program. When it ends, it says to double click the icon EZ Connect Wireless USB Adapter. When I double click it, nothing happens.



    If I right click the wireless icon, go to View Available Wireless Networks, it finds the network, signal strength is excellent. When I click on connect, it says "Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range (it hasn't moved!) Refresh and try again."



    What to do????

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I am not sure what you have already tried but I have run into issues where one piece of hardware just won't get along with another piece of hardware...

Try putting the adapter on another computer and see if it connects. This will rule out computer #3. If the adapter does not work in the other computer, time to get a new adapter...

Benefit of a new adapter: Connection faster, newer technology.. currently your adapter is a b, you could get an inexpensive N that will really improve the speeds!

Hope this helps!

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Hi....

Download the latest driver from the given web site below...

http://www.smc.com/index.cfm?event=downloads.searchCriteria&localeCode=EN_USA

Hope this should solve the problem.. Let me know
Thanks
Smith

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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