I have a Netgear WG111T which works fine when plugged into my Dell Inspiron 2650 usb port. But when I plug it into my newly acquired NEC Cardbus (for higher speed)(device manager says this cardbus is working properly) my system freezes. The only solution to unfreezing is to unpug from the cardbus and plug back into the PC's usb port.
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Plug it into a USB port on your laptop, install the drivers for your operating system on your desktop from the CD that came with the adapter and then connect the laptop to your wireless home network. But I am wondering why you need the wireless adapter because 99% of laptops have WiFi built in.
Try the adapter in another computer first. If the adapter gives the same problem in another computer, it's gone defective and you need a new adapter. Try that first, and post a reply here if the unit works in a different machine.
It's impossible that the wireless router cannot detect your wireless adapter wg111t.
You try to test another one if still have a problem connecting with your wireless router. If that router can see another wireless network available then maybe your Netgear wireless adapter have a problem incomplete installation or the wireless device is defective. I have encounter like this before so maybe it's the same with. Hope my tip will help you a lot. Good luck! Please rate me. Thank you.
Do you know for sure that the usb port is working properly? Plug in a flash drive or a mouse and see if it's detected. If not, it's the usb port. Try another port. If no usb ports work, post a comment and I'll give you some things to check.
If the usb port works:
Unplug the nic, go to device manager and expand network adapters. Plug in the usb nic. If it doesn't show up in device manager, or if no new hardware is detected, then it's probably dead. Plug it into another pc to confirm.
If the adapter is not detected by your computer, the best way to check if the adapter is bad or not is to tr connecting the adapter to a different USB port and check if the computer will detect it and if still not detected better if you can just connect it to a different USB port and if still not detected on different computer the adapter is already bad...
Although this model appears to support Windows Vista according to the manual for it (ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/WG111T_UM_04Feb07.pdf) the 64 bit version is not mentioned and, therefore, probably not supported. I'd take the wireless adapter back and find one that supports Vista 64 for certain. Some do.