Question about Network & Wireless Adapters
Please provide information such as the manufacturer and model of the wireless receiver (such as router or access point) as well as the wireless adapter card (if a separate component -- not built in) and the computer to be used as well as the operating system running on the computer. This information will help determine if the devices are compatible and will allow someone to find / review instruction manuals and provide you instructions possibly referencing pages in those manuals to resolve your issue. All the above will allow the instructions to be more specific to you environment and easier for you to complete,
Otherwise the best advice is the following which would probably be of little use to you. Your represent the eyes and hands of the team that will resolve this issue. The person on my end can only be as effective as what you can explain about what you see and do and what happens as a result.
Assure the communications for the receiver and adapter are compatible -- in many cases the communication type is identified as A, B or G with some devices supporting multiple types. At least one type needs to be in common between the receiver and adapter.
Physically install the adapter and it's software correctly
Configure the adapter with a compatible configuration with the reciever (router or access point)
Posted on Dec 08, 2007
I have a Dynex G Router hard wired to my main pc, and two network computers I tried to connect to the router with Dynex G PCI card adapters. Both are HP AMD 8200 and 8400 pc's. The 8400 computer connected right up, no problem. The 8200 is a problem. The New Hardware Wizard will not configure the card in the pci slot. I've tried every possible angle. Utlimately, the New Hardware Wizard on this pc gives me two options: USB wireless adapter (recommended), or manual config. When I click on manual config, an error message pops up telling me that due to some Microsoft protocol, a card in the pc slot will probably not work, but in any case, I cannot get past that point. So it seems that only an adapter for a USB port will work on the 8200pc. Then, no matter how many times I check the settings in Internet Options, it keeps trying to dial a connection to broadband, even though I applied "Never Dial a Connection!" So, even though you physically do things right, and follow every step, the quirks of how these pc's are built come into play and won't cooperate, regardless of the operating system. As usual, support is clueless, and the instruction manual is simplistic. Believe me, it's never as easy as 1.2.3. When you try to do this kind of stuff yourself, you want to go back to the store and insist the computer geek at the store follow you home and make it right, and that's no lie. No one should have to spend hours and hours of their lives (installing, uninstalling, installing, uninstalling, and on and on) trying to make something like this work.
Posted on Jun 05, 2008
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