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Hooking linksys to gigafast

I just got a gigafast wireless router and am trying to hook my linksys wireless g router I have for my desktop into it. I am having no luck at getting the linksys to connect to the gigafast so I can receive wireless through this router. Help?

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  • ninja007 Dec 07, 2007

    Okay, so I mislabeled what I was trying to do. I have a gigafast router and a linksys adapter for my desktop. Both are wireless g. I have effectly gotten the linksys to establish a connection with the gigafast router...but it only stay connected for a brief period of time and then loses its connection....after searching for a connection it subsequenty says that I am disconnected from the network...after a few seconds though I can acess the internet even though it tells me I am disconnected from wireless. It cycles through saying it is disconnected but still able to connect to searching for wireless internet, to being connected then back to being disconnected but still able to receive internet. It is extremel frustrating. So,for this question I am asking your help now. Also, I do not have an ethernet cable attached to the dektop.

  • ninja007 Dec 07, 2007

    Yep, I am going to need help pulling this one off. I can disable wireless but cannot figure out how to configure the network adapter.

  • ninja007 Dec 07, 2007

    okay, I did not have the linksys monitor icon in my systray nor have any idea where to find it. If you have an idea I am capable of the rest.

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There are some question's that should probably be asked before we begin. Generally a wireless adapter or network card is present in a computer to allow it to access a wireless router which is connected to an internet service provider (generally a dsl connection through a phone line or a cable modem from your cable provider. Your request seems to be to get a computer to talk to a wireless router to talk to a wireless router to talk to your internet service provider (dsl or cable). I will assume after reading this that you probably have or will get a wireless adapter for the computer to talk to one or both of the wireless routers you appear to have. Wiring two wireless routers in the same house may be useful if the home is large or the wireless routers operate on different bands (a, b, g or frequencies) and you have different computers that require the different bands. however both wireless routers are in my experience connected to each other using a wire. Once we clarify the above we can probably address the connectivity issues for the devices you require.

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  • david Dec 07, 2007

    No problem your response certainly cleared up some confusion on my part based on the earlier description.



    I have linksys wireless network card in an old toshiba laptop running Windows XP Pro SP 2 that had numerous disconnect problems when operating using the linksys monitoring software to connect to a WPA encrypted router. The solution that is working for me was to disable (left mouse click on monitor icon in systray) the Linksys Wireless Monitor program and configure the network adapter using Windows Wireless Networking and the problem was resolved. Do we need to step through the process or can you handle the change if it sounds appropriate for you?



    Thanks

  • david Dec 07, 2007

    WARNING TO OTHERS REVIEWING THIS ALL NETWORK CARDS MAY NOT PERMIT CONFIGURATION BY WINDOWS INSTEAD OF THE MANUFACTURER PROVIDED UTILITY

    The following also assumes you are running Windows XP

    Sample ----

    Shorthand for instructions Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt

    Means Click Start then Select All Programs from the menu then select Accessories from the menu then select Command Prompt from the menu

    OK?

    Open the Linksys Monitor
    Using the Linksys monitor Icon in the systool bar

    right mouse click on the icon > Open the Monitor

    Select the Profiles Tab
    Click Edit to review the current profile
    Write down each entry and
    press next without changing anything
    repeat this step until there is no next button
    Click Exit

    Close the Linksys Monitor

    If one of the above items was a network key (password) that contains "*********' length may vary -- this is not the password you will need to access the router configuration to determine the network key (password) (probably WEP or WPA.)

    Instructions for getting the password are probably in your router's user guide or request additional help here if needed --DO NOT PROCEED BEYOND THIS POINT WITHOUT GETTING A PASSWORD, IF REQUIRED.


    Step 1 - Disable the Linksys Monitor (not the adapter)
    Using the Linksys monitor Icon in the systool bar
    right mouse click on the icon > Turn Monitor Off
    In my case the icon turns grey

    If anything fails in a subsequent step you can reactivate the
    monitor as follows
    Using the Linksys monitor Icon in the systool bar


    right mouse click on the icon > Open the Monitor
    you may also need to reply Yes to a message to disable
    Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration


    Step 2 - Enable windows configuration of wireless adapters
    Using the Linksys monitor Icon in the systool bar



    right mouse click on the icon >
    Use Windows XP Wireless Configuration
    Reply Yes to the message to switch to the Windows XP
    Wireless Zero Confitguration Utility

    Step 3 - Assure Wireless Adapter is configured
    Start > Control Panel
    Double click Network Connections
    Right mouse Click on Wireless Adapter >
    View available Wireless Networks
    Click on your wireless device
    Enter your network key (password)

    Step 4 - Test to see if the network card is working

    Step 5 - If the network card is not working
    Using the Linksys monitor Icon in the systool bar



    right mouse click on the icon > Open the Monitor

    you may also need to reply Yes to a message to disable

    Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration





  • david Dec 08, 2007

    Check in the menu for a Dual Band A & G Network Adapter or Linksys or something about Network Adapter -- if you find the menu item let me know. If the an icon in the located menu matches a systool icon that is the Linksys Icon. If not we will do the Open Monitor Steps using the icon you found.

    Second Look in the Control Panels
    Start > Control Panels
    Select Classic View
    Can you see Network Setup Wizard?

    We will use that instead of Use Windows XP Wireless Configuration.

    If you can confirm both of those we should be able to find some instructions that will work.

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