Hello, I have an older Gateway Solo that I installed an early version of xp on. I bought a Netgear WG511t wireless adapter (refurbished with no call in tech support) and when I finished setup the display showed that I had an excellent connection and the lights on the adapter start out flashing togather which shows it is connected, then in about 5 seconds without touching or doing anything, the connection drops out (no signal strength, and the lights on the adaper are flashing alternately and a dialog box pops up saying wireless connection unavailable).
Thanks in advance for any assistance that you can give to solve this problem
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Re: wireless wont stay on
Before you attempt
to use any Wi-Fi network, find out what the SSID, Channel, Mode and WEP
key are. Some Wi-Fi locations do not require a WEP key. Many Wi-Fi
providers have this information on their web site or when you purchase
access you will be provided the information.
Ensure you have a firewall program installed and running. This will protect your data.
Start up your laptop and once booted, look for the Wi-Fi network icon in the bottom right of the screen.
Click on the Wifi Connection icon on bottom right of screen and you
should see a window that indicates connection, strength and duration.
Click on the Properties tab.
The next window will show the type of networking card installed. Click on the Wireless Networks tab.
Once the Wireless Network Connection Properties window is open you
will have two options depending on how you set up your laptop.
do not see any networks listed in Preferred or Available networks, you
will have to manually add the SSID. Click on Add.
You will have to enter the SSID and WEP key (if required). Click OK and
you should then see the network you just added in the Available
If you see the correct SSID showing in the Available Networks, then
you need to click on Configure in order to enter the WEP key if that is
In the next window, enter the SSID for the Wi-Fi network you want
to access. Make sure you do not have CAPS lock or NUM lock while
entering the information. If a network key is required, click on "Data
Encryption and then enter the Network key you have been provided with.
Again make sure you do not have CAPS or NUM lock on. Click OK when
entered. If you have entered the key incorrectly a message will pop up
and you will newireless wont stay on - fccfda9.jpgter the key.
Next go to Start - and where it says Connect To click on that and
you should see choices like in the graphic below. Click on Wirelesswireless wont stay on - 34b0a7b.jpgonnection and it should work.
occasions when the connection doesn't work, in these cases check your
firewall software and make sure it allows you to connect to the Wi-Fi
network. To check this, disable your firewall software and check the
connection again. If you can connect with the firewall program
disabled, you change your settings. If your firewall program is not the
problem check the SSID and WEP key information that you entered. Both
of these are case sensitive. If you had obtained SSID information from
the Internet, check with someone in the establishment to see if the
SSID has been changed.
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i have netgear wgr614v7 and a broadband connection working without security code, when i tried to configure to put a wep i reset the netgear and now it is not working . what should i do to have a connection via netgear and with security password
Windows 7 official release is in Oct. The Windows 7 version you have is probably the Release Candidate version, this is the last Beta version before its offical release. This version does not have drivers for a lot of devices and if you cannot download the driver from Netgear WEB site at this stage then you have to wait until it becomes available. The release Candidate will shut down every hour early next year and will stop working completely in June. You will be forced to buy Windows 7 or go back to XP or Vista.
Most laptops have a wireless card built in them and if you have one you should try using that instead and form past experiences USB adapters don't generally work on laptops in which case if you laptop has the slot for it you should buy a card like this http://www.netgear.com/Products/Adapters/SuperGWirelessAdapters/WG511T.aspx