I picked up the Motorola WPCI810GP 802.11g/b Wireless adapter at a garage sale for my second computer, but I have no installation disc, and my computer gets cranky without the software. Where can I it?
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You modem needs to be powered on, linked to your cable or phone connection, and then linked to your router with an Ethernet cord. You also need a base computer (connected to the router with Ethernet as well) to adjust your router settings, like password and router name, and assure that you are communicating with the Internet.
Install your wireless adapter software to your laptop or computer that will be using the Internet wirelessly.You will be prompted at some point during the installation to plug in the adapter. (If prompted, restart your computer.)
Plug the adapter into your computer or laptop. Some adapters come as USB-compatible (Universal Serial Bus) plug-and-play devices, and others are PCMIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) cards that go into a special wide slot in laptops.
Go to your computer control panel and click on Network Connections when the software download is complete (if the control panel does not load automatically). Your new adapter should be now be listed. Select the icon and look at the description to make sure that it is connected. If not, right-click the adapter icon and click Enable.
Double-click the adapter to search for a wireless connection. Refresh the list of connections available until you find the name of your router. Enter any passwords that you set up for your wireless router and then connect to the Internet.
The WEP key is set in the wireless router you're trying to connect to, and that's the one you need to know. When you put the adapter in your computer and try to connect, you'll need to provide the code. There's nothing built into the wireless adapter already.
If you're trying to connect to a network and you don't know the key, you'll need to get it from someone who does. Or, if this is your own wireless router and was set up but now you've forgotten the key, you can reset it. There will be a recessed RESET button on the router's back panel. Press and hold it for 10 seconds and release it. The router will restart and all its settings will back to factory defaults. Then you can enter the wireless setup page and create a new WEP key.
one thing you may need to do is go in the Internet Options Folder then click on connections tab on the top.. then click on lan settings at the bottom..the put a check mark in the automaticly detect proxy settings.. make sure no other boxes are checked.. close the browser and re-open it.. and so long as you have a connection to your router it should work.. if not post what version of windows you are using and the wireless settings..everything on the page when you run ipconfig post..
If someone else setup the router for you they may have turned off the wireless. If you can connect via ethernet use the web based configuration utility to turn it back on.
The intial setup is as follows in the manual:
To provide an initial wireless connection to your network and the Internet:
1 Connect the SBG900 to the cable TV system as described in Section A.
2 On each wireless client computer, install the wireless adapter hardware and
driver software according to the manufacturer's instructions.
3 On each wireless client computer, set up a wireless adapter profile to
“connect” the client to the SBG900. The procedure depends on your
wireless adapter and computer operating system.
In your initial profile, use the SBG900 default wireless Network Name
(ESSID) motorola (case-sensitive).
Your computers are connected but not secure.
The default SBG900 settings provide no wireless security. After
your wireless LAN is operational, be sure to enable security as
described in “Setting Up the Wireless LAN” in the SBG900
1. Uninstall the drivers for the card. 1.5 Turn pc off. 2. Unplug the card. 2.5 Turn on pc. Make sure the pc does not detect the wireless adaptor. 3. Turn pc off again. 3.5 install adapter then turn pc back on. 4. When windows tells you it has found new hardware, click the option to specify your own location for the dirver, then point to the cd that came with the card.
If all this still does not fix it, the you know its the adapter and to take it back.
This same solution works for any new card added to a computer. I have seen this same problem with the old scuzzy cards at work.
In your Device Manager, uninstall all instances of the wifi card, shutdown. Physically remove the PCI wifi cards from the motherboard. Reboot in Safe Mode. Verify that no wifi card is installed in the Device Manager. Power down, reinstall the Wifi Card, reboot, Windows should auto detect and auto install.
You may need the original CD installer of the card, if not available, you need to download the drivers before uninstalling the card. As a precaution, use the features of System Restore.
Hope this give you an idea. Post back how things are or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.