Hi Folks, my wireless internet connection keeps dropping out. I have XP, IE, zyxel g-260 usb adapter conecting to a cable router. PC initially connects, then connection slows to a cralw, then fails. XP 'Network Repair' option works breifly. I have done an xp repair reinstall, reinstalled the zyxel driver and looked at every menu option I can think of.
Please, can anyone help me diagnose this? Incidentally, another (XP) PC and a linux laptop all connect to the same router fine.
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Onboard adaptor hardware failure? Or is it missing Drivers?
Wireless adaptor - did you install drivers for adaptor? Did you check that WiFi on the adaptor is switched on?
On a side note: I've found that USB 2.0 Wireless N adaptors are the best for connectivity, as they have their drivers on the adaptor, are fully plug and play (Vista/7/8 and even some models on XP). I recommend Transcend (brand name).
Welcome to FixYa! Based on your question it will depend if you are using a laptop or a desktop.
Check first if it has a wireless adapter installed or built in on the computer.(If it does not have one you could use a broadband usb stick for wireless connection.)
If it has a built in wireless adapter, look on the lower right hand side of your computer and look for the wireless icon (look at the image below).
Look for connect to a network, click on it. It will ask for a network name where you want to get connected(This will be based on what modem/router you are using if its wireless. If it is, there will be a wireless name(SSID) provided for it and a password(WPA Key) that you will need to set it up.) Just enter the SSID and then WPA on the field that you'll see in your monitor. Then just click connect. This should get you connected. Its the same process for a laptop.
If you have not installed the USB adapter driver and configured the wireless network , you need to do that to connect to the internet. Once you have cd and installed the driver , you need to enter Wireless access key or SID to set the adapter to connect .
Hi, to connect your computer to the wireless network of the router you need to have a wireless adapter. The bluetooth adapter will not work in this case as the router does not communicate with the bluetooth signals.
1. Click Start and Run 2. Type into the Run box "services.msc" (without the quotation). 3. Scroll down and look for the service Wireless Zero Configuration
Double Click on the Service, Screen Shot of the services
4. Make sure that it is Started and that the startup type is set to automatic. Screen Shot of WZC If the Service did not Started, or and is Not set to Automatic. To Start the Service click on the Start button. To set the service to automatic, click on the down arrow and change it to Automatic
You will need a wireless adapter for the other computer. You can get an
external wireless USB adapter to connect to your wireless network. Simply plug
it in and install the software. There will be a tutorial on the procedure which
should include how to set encryption to keep nearby wireless networks from
spying on you.
If you do not have an unused USB port, you can connect a USB hub
to add additional ports or install an
internal adapter instead. If your computer has an available slot, purchase a
wireless internal network adapter, and then open the packaging and
read the instructions. Insert the CD that comes with the adapter in your
computer, and follow the manufacturer's instructions to install the necessary