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Hi, I have a desktop and a wireless router. The desktop was connected to the internet via a Belkin USB wireless adaptor but it has suddenly stopped and does not pick up any signal. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the software and have gone through the software from the Internet provider. The wireless router is working as it works on my laptop, however it is not connecting to the USB wireless connector.

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Belkin products are notorious for breaking down at a high rate. If you wanted to rule out your computer as the culprit, you could install the belking adapter on your laptop (disable the built-in one) and see if it still works. I would also suggest going here:

http://www.belkin.com/support/

and typing in your product model # and downloading the latest firmware/software for it. As always, restart your computer.

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