Not a problem really,trying to determine if one of your wireless routers USR8054 which is a few years old but just out of the box is recommended for use with the new vista system on a pc in terms of compatibility and how quickly the technology is moving ahead.....Thanks
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I'll assume from the wording of your question that you are using a USB wireless adapter.For the most part you get better performance out of a PCI wireless card (and better range) but you should also run a scan and clean with this program to make sure that your performance issues aren't due to spyware or malware also.
Hello, I believe that all you really had to do was just unplug the router for a few seconds then reboot it and try again to connect to it. I've a few routers that for no apparent reason just go off-line wirelessly and that would fix it. You also could just check it's settings to verify it is configured correctly before rebooting it.
Formatting your hard drive was a bit in the wrong direction and a needless process.
You may go to this link below to setup wireless security or you may call 8003267114 which is the Linksys free support hotline. If you will follow the link below i would recommend the WPA only. If your router is more than a few years old, please give me the model number as there is a different setup for that.
Plug another Ethernet cable into one of the available ports
Plug the other end of that same cable into an Ethernet port on your PC
LinkSys Router Configuration
LinkSys routers now ship with a Setup Wizard which is intended to simplfy basic configuration tasks.
We do not recommend the LinkSys Setup Wizard for two reasons:
The Setup Wizard is not significantly easier that the regular configuration menus
If you use the Setup Wizard, you will end up learning two interfaces for your LikSys router instead of just one
Instead, we recommend simply starting your web browser and jumping into the configuration.
Once your web browser is open, go to the URL http://192.168.1.1/. This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password. Logging in to a LinkSys Router
The username is either blank or "admin" and the default password is "admin".
Once you are past the login screen, you are able to access (and change) a plethora of configuration options for your router.
Don't be worried by the enormous number and variety of options, your LinkSys router ships with default settings that enable it to work right out of the box in most environments.
From here the configuration options that you choose are largely up to your own personal preference.
If this is a wireless router, we recommend that you consider setting an SSID to identify the router as your own and configuring WEP to encrypt your wireless traffic.
LinkSys Router Setup Video Tutorials
Learn how to set up your Linksys Router.
Thomas installs a Linksys router to demonstrate what ease-of-use means.
There are a few ways you can use wireless to get the laptop online. The easiest way would to buy 1. Wireless Router and 2. Wireless USB Adapter. Follow link for some pretty good instructions to setup a home wireless network.
Try resetting your IP address: The laptop may be trying to use the IP address from the old router.
1) Click Start (assuming Windows 2000, XP, or Vista) 2) Click Run 3) Type in CMD This will take you to a black command box 4) Type in: ipconfig/release The chart should show your IP address as 0.0.0.0 Once this has happened, proceed to step 5 5) Type in: ipconfig/renew You should now see a new IP address listed.
Also note that you need to set up your network key (assuming that you are using one) on both the router and laptop. Make sure that your router is set up to perform as DHCP server.
Let's see if we can get your laptop connected to the Internet.
First, I have some questions and a few instructions for you.
(01) Is this a new (to you) router?
(02) Do you already have one or more computers connecting successfully to the Internet using this router?
(03) If yes, are any of them connecting wirelessly?
(04) Have you recently (at another location for example) successfully connected this laptop to the Internet? If so, did you connect it "wired" or "wirelessly".
(05) Are you trying to connect your laptop to your router "wirelessly" or "wired"?
(06) If you are trying to connect the laptop wirelessly, turn off your laptop's wireless radio and connect the laptop to the router "wired" instead (using an "Ethernet Patch Cable"). Once we've established that the laptop is capable of connecting to the Internet via the simpler "wired" connection, then we'll move on to the more complex wireless connection.
(07) Please, go HERE to download the manual for your particular router. You will need to determine the version number of the WRT54G model 1st. There are instructions there that will guide you through this.
if you have a wireless router that has some lan ports.. there is no problem..
You should connect an ethernet cable from wall jack directly into the WAN port on your router/access point.
recommend that you have some kind of encryption enabled- at least WEP,
and preferably WPA or WPA2 which are far more secure than WEP.
also recommend (for increased security) that you enable MAC filtering.
This feature allows you to identify which wireless cards the router
will "speak" to, and it can specify that your router ignore all other
ethernet cards. This ensures that only computers you approve of can use
your access point. You can find your MAC address by clicking Start
-> Run, typing "cmd", clicking "Ok", and then typing "ipconfig /all"
in the console window that pops up. Your MAC address is listed next to
Physical Address. If you have more than one network adapter, such as an
ethernet and wireless, you probably have more than one MAC address.
Make sure to use the one from the wireless adapter.
Open Internet Explorer (with the computer connected to the Router)
Enter 192.168.1.1 into the Address Bar, push Enter
Leave the User Name field blank
Under the password field enter “admin”
some routers have a quick set up... try that firts.. then.. you could get to make your connection a bit secure... by changing the password.. its really simple.. just tour around the options.. and if you need help, just post your problems