Question about Linksys WPC54G Wireless-G Notebook Adapter V2.0 (WPC54C)

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No association with access point

I have installation the linksys wireless notebook card into my laptop. Upon completion and following the online instructions provided by the installation cd, I received the message stated in the subject above. I even attempted to solve the problem by utilizing the secure easy setup push button method. I successful configured the card and chose my network, typed in the access phrase (code) and still I get the same message.

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Re: No association with access point

Another thing to check, (especially if you have installed SP2 in the midst of this process of trying to get the Linksys WPC54G drivers  installed).  
In Device Manager, check under the "network adapters" category and see if there's any "other" things with a yellow question mark - I clicked one of those, had it search for the new driver, and after a few minutes it eventually installed a WPC54G driver and placed it in the "Network Adapters" category (I had already run the drivers install from Linksys, Broadcom, many times over - de-installing each time to try another version).
Funny thing about it, when I hit "update" or whatever on that yellow question mark icon - it had given me no clue whatsoever that it was a wireless adapter driver that it was updating.  
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Re: No association with access point

Inemcek: on your existing linksys router make the following changes....get into the "advanced wireless settings" change the beacon interval to 50, reduce the RTS and Fragmentation threshold by 40 each....also make sure that you are using channel 11. Please let mw know how you make out.

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