I have a wireless usb adapter for my computer upstairs. i am not using windows zero config and am using belkins thing. but everytime i try to connect it turns blue and looks like its working. however it really isnt. there are no packets sent or recieved. i have att 6mb internet 2wire. im worried the problem is the key you have to type in. i type it in but im still not recieving any packets. all this is through belkins program not windows zero thing. plz help me it worked before, then just decided to die. also the led stops flashing once it says the connection has been established.
If both computer's are connected to a router. Try disconnecting power cable from router for about 30 seconds then reconnecting. The reason that I suggest this is because you mentioned that there is no packet being trans/rec. You might also want to check the IP addresses to make sure there's no interference with the other computer's IP address
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Enable the Wireless Zero Configuration service so it starts up automatically, go to the Start button. Select the Settings option and then select Control Panel. If you are using the Windows XP view, select the Performance and Maintenance category and then select Administrative Tools. If you are using the Classic View, then select Administrative Tools. Click the Services icon in the left pane. Click the Wireless Zero Configuration icon in the right pane and change the Startup Type dropbox to Automatic. This setting will set the service to start automatically at boot time. Then click the Start button to start the Wireless Zero Wireless Zero Configuration service and click the OK button.
you mean that the adapter is not being recognised by the pc as a usb device, this adapter works better on a usb2.0 port, not as well on a usb1.0 port, depending on how old your pc is, try other ports., but you must uninstal the belkin driver from add/remove programmes, then install the driver again and inset adapter in a different usb port than before.
the adapter should then be found and click install driver automatically, but leave the cd in the drive as it normally picks the driver up again from the disk on it's own even after installing it yourself.
When installed i would recommend using windows wireless zero configuration (windows own software) instead of the belkin software, to do this right click on the network icon and select enable WZC (windows zero config), as this is a more stable programme for connecting your adapter signal to the router
Personally Belkin is poor in my opinion, netgear has better software and drivers, but it's belkin you have, so follow the above and it should be ok.
Make sure it is not in the windows START UP folder so that it will not use the belkin configuration. Check that software tool's prefrences by selecting 'use windows wireless configuration' as well, from within the windows wireless configuration tool icon on the systemtray, you have that option to 'always use windows'
To enter the services to set the wireless zero configuration cick on the start menu then on RUN and type services.msc and click ok - now look for the wireless zero configuration and doubleclick on it. Change the setting to AUTOMATIC and if it is not already started, start this and click OK
In case you are unsure where the windows start up folder is found, click on the start menu then on ALL PROGRAMS and you should see START UP. You will find that wireless utility device which should be removed (right click and delete)
this driver is constant problem, the best way to do it is to remove the driver and the adapter.
re install the software, then connect the adapter to a different usb port and try again, or, connect the adapter and then when it asks for a driver point it to your cdrom where you have the driver disc and force it to install from there, once installed, open up the belkin manager console and dissable it and allow windows wireless zero configuration to run the adapter it is more stable
the only thing that connects the printer to the internet fault is the fact that the printer and your belkin are both usb connected.
If you are using a laptop then it could be a usb power problem and the motherboard is disconnecting the belkin adapter for some reason, the only one i can think of is a power problem.
The same can apply to a desktop pc if there is a usb problem
Firsly i assume you are using the belkin software to connect the usb adapter to the router, so on your taskbar on the right there is normally the little aerial type icon for the belkin adapter and a little pc screen showing the connection also, if you right click on one of theses icons you should get a line reading 'enable windows WZC', if you do get the option enable it and try using the windows connection software instead of the belkin as it may stop the disconnecting.
Also ensure that when you installed the software to your printer your firewall and antivirus was dissabled as certain elements to the driver may not have been installed.
Lasly, try using different usb ports if you have spare ones, with both the printer and the adapter as sometimes the chip on the board may be instructing the usb ports incorrectly as to which is required first, as windows asks for certain things eg input/output ports to be used first,in other words the IRQ (interupt request) may be causing the problem.