Computer recognizes the card, but configuration utility does not?
I cannot get my 2Wire PC card to work in my laptop. I can put it in, even get a "ding" and even get the "Found new hardware" message, I can even install the drivers... BUT... when I go to configure the doggone thing, I keep getting a message saying, "2Wire wireless adapter cannot be found. Please insert your 2Wire wireless PC card or USB adapter before starting the configuration utility."
Anyone else have this problem, and if so, how did you solve it?
Re: Computer recognizes the card, but configuration...
You didn't actually read the question, did you? When I go to install, I can sort of install them, but the computer doesn't recognise that the card is there, so I have to go right back around the loop again...
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Did you install the software first? The Belkin card should have had a CD with drivers. I believe the directions say to install the software first, then install the card. Also, the min. specs are listed on the Belkin box. Check to be sure your computer meets them.
you dont need to install the driver for the 2wire, you just need to configure the computer to look for the 2wire, if unable to locate the 2wire from your computer, there is a problem on your 2wire it self
To connect to your wireless router, it needs the router’s wireless settings configured and also needs the wireless cards in all the laptops and or computers to be configured with the router’s wireless settings. Then the laptops and desktop computers can communicate with your wireless router. To set-up and secure the wireless router from unauthorized access, follow these steps: - 1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable. 2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address. 3. Enter the router setup, login and password 4. Change the admin password 5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast. 6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WPA2 (if not then WPA). 7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router. 8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings. 9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router. 10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router wirelessly.
Yes ! Wireless zero configuration service should run.
Go to control panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services, then then locate and double-click on Wireless zero configuration. Change the Startup type to Automatic, and then click on Start. (Apply and OK).
Also you have to check your Wireless network settings configuration -> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
If you are using some utility for wireless connection, disable it and try with Windows (standard) wireless connection.
On the end, it might be useful to compare these above settings with the settings on your another computer and find the differences.
the wireless key will be located on the bottom of the wireless 2wire router not the card..look at the bottom of the 2wire box and compare the picture below you will see 10 digit key code that will be the wireless encryption for you..
Hi, had the same prob. I was able to fix it. The file set you downloaded for the driver (TWWGPC_TEMP) has a file in it called Wireless Cfg, run that if you haven't already, that will configure the card. Then open the folder CMG and run the Setup file. This will install the Wireless Client Card Utility. In the utility add the network(s) you connect with to My networks. After I did that the intermittency of the connection went away. I hope it works for you too.
I've read on other web forums that the recover disk only works with the original drive partiions. There's a hidden partition on the original drive that the recover disk uses to install the OS (maybe other software too). You'll need to clone/copy the original disk partitions to the new hard drives and then you'll be able to use the recovery disk.
hi! try to check the settings on your 2wire modem, you can do this by going to gateway.2wire.net, run the system setup wizard, when you get to the ppp authentication page, check the username & password on it, it should be the one that you setup for your ISP account. as for the wireless on the desktop, it depends on the brand of the wireless adapter, be sure you have installed the drivers for this adapter. you may need to go to the client utility manager or the wireless adapter shortcut/icon on your computer screen then configure it to "see" the 2wire network. make sure wireless encryption is turned on in the 2wire modem's MDC, you can do this by going to homeportal/management, or go to gateway.2wire.net/mdc.
you cant change the wep key on the upstairs pc unless you change it on the 2wire 1st. the pc wep key has to match whatever the 2wire has it set to. go to the 2wire router settings throught the downstairs pc that is working to be able to see what the wep key is set to, then when you get the key or set a new one enter that key into the upstairs pc.
With the description you have provided, I presume that you are using Windows XP. Now, whenever we use utilities to manage wireless adapters, they always conflict with the Wireless Zero Configuration (A service in Windows XP which manages your wireless adapters) and mostly your utility is not able to retain the settings provided to it.
The best solution would be to disable the Utility and use the Wireless Zero Configuration instead. We can do that by right clicking the icon for the utility which must be available in the system tray (on the right bottom corner of the computer srceen) and there must be an option which says something like - 'use windows to manage the wireless adapter'. Once we do that, we need to make sure that the Wireless Zero Configuration is actually enabled. Please follow the following steps.
1. Click on start -> run
2. Type 'services.msc' and click OK
3. This will display a list of services
4. Try and locate the 'Wireless Zero Configuration' in the list
5. Double click on it
6. Make sure the 'Startup type' is set to 'Automatic' and the status is 'Started'
1. Click Start -> Control Panel
2. Locate the icon - Network Connections (when in classic view)
3. Under Network Connections, right click on the 'Wireless Network Connection' and click on 'Properties'
4. Look for the 'Wireless Networks' tab
5. Look for the check box which says 'use windows to configure the wireless network settings'
Any further questions or issues, please get back to me.