Question about Trendware TRENDnet TEW-421PC 54Mbps PCMCIA Wireless Network Card 802.11g (NETWTEW421PC)
We are trying to connect to Aol by laptop. We have unstalled Trendnet wireless cardbus tew-421pc and Netgear DG834g. The installation goes through ok on trendnet untill you have to click on the computer icon in the system tray. Its always red and not green, and when going into the infrastructure mode its always scanning and there are no drop down boxes and the channels are changing. Also Netgear says No Cable or Router detected. We are using windows xp professional, we have been all through the process of going into internet connections, highlighing the network but still cannot connect. Its an absolute nightmare as we are totally stuck.
Any help appreciated please?
The first problem has nothing to do with your ISP. If you are. Even unplugged from the phone line on the back, the Netgear would still function as an access point, switch, etc. BTW-the Neatgear has an ADSL modem built into it. Are you trying to use an additional modem as well, if so, remove it. Then see if it works.
Connecting to your ISP is the second problem but if the first one is fixed I predict the second one will go away...
Do you have radio signal (wireless signal strength)? This only has to do with the card and router connecting together MECHANICALLY. If not, the Tendnet may be set to a single frequency and should be set to automatic (or at least match the frequency).
Check to see if the SSID (Network Name) are the same on both devices.
Is the Netgear's firewall enabled?
Is the Trendnet enabled?
Have you tried re-installing the drivers?
Are you aware that AOL requires you to use thier software to log-on?
When using DSL there should be a dialer program installed?
There are too many diagnostics so for time and length sake no instructions are give, but if you are not familiar with any the "tests" above I will be happy to guide you through them if you ask one or two at a time. You may reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. One piece of info I would like to know is: which version of the Trendnet are you using (either starts with an A, B or C)? The Netgear will have a V2, V3, or V4 after it. If there is none, it is simple version 1.
Get back to me soon so I can help you through this.
Posted on Feb 12, 2008
What is your ISP? What kind of modem have they supplied?
Do you get a connection when using a wire?
Posted on Feb 12, 2008
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