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I have a SGB900 cable wireless modem. I have succesfully set up connection to the internet and laptop home wifi connectivity but can't set up my desktop to work with wifi netgear usb adapter. I am getting the message that my media is disconnected (wireless) when I do an ipconfig /all

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You should have a disc with the netgear adapter.First uninstall it then reinstall it.You could have a corrupted driver.Unplug the adapter from the pc and then reconnect it.

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I am connected to the internet but through the ethernet cable. The wireless on the modem isn't working. My laptop wireless is but i cant connect without my cable. Please help :)


Wireless light ont he modem would only lit up once a device had succesfully connected to it:
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you can also Try this links: complete walkthrough and screenshot is in the link... thanks...
changing wireless settings: http://support.2wire.com/?page=view&article=60
wireless configuration guide for windows XP: http://support.2wire.com/?page=view&article=224
wireless quick reference guide: http://support.2wire.com/?page=view&article=47

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