I am using a Compaq computer running Windows Me (bane of my existence), and connecting to a wireless network using Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter WMP54GS. I had a Linksys router, but it broke and I just got a Netgear one. I had the Geek Squad set up the router in-store so it would basically be plug-and-go when I got home, but now my personal computer (the one mentioned above) does not connect to the internet. The desktop connected to the router, my sister's laptop, and her iPhone can all connect to the network and the internet.
My computer was apparently created before the invention of wireless so there is no "detect wireless network" program. I am (and have been) using the Linksys software that came with the adapter and that says that I'm getting a strong signal (80% or higher) but when I try to use IE it says "can't display the page" or something like that. I didn't have this problem with my other router and I didn't have to do much to set that up the first time. Any suggestions as to what's going wrong?
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All you need to do is go on internet explorer and type in 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.2.1 and this will get you to the setup page on the linksys, goto mac address filtering or wireless sevurity page, and allow your pc access to the router. On your pc you need to START - RUN - type "cmd" - type "ipconfig /all" - write down the physical address of your wireless card - type this into the set up page mac address filtering on the linksys.
There is no built-in wireless LAN support in Windows Me, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0. Wireless network adapter manufacturers must supply all wireless and authentication functionality for these versions of Windows.
To configure a wireless client computer running Windows Me, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0, you must use the wireless configuration tool provided by your wireless network adapter manufacturer. Please see the instructions for the wireless configuration tool to configure 802.11 and 802.1X authentication settings.
Solution- For windows XP
#1--On your computer in the right lower corner you will a green icon for linksys adaptor --
Right click on linksys icon- select option "use windows wireless configurastion --- Select Yes ---
Green box turn Grey --
#2-- Start - Control Panel-Network Connections ---
Rigfht Click on wireless network connection- Selct View Available wireless network - Here you can see your network --
What virus checker are you using? Is there also a different firewall apart from the windows one. If you have blocked your connections it will prevent you from using your wireless effectvely. Uninstall or disable the virus checker and see if the same happens. Also are you using E internet, try mozilla firefox and see if the same happens.
Another thing to check is if the adapter is using the windows manager properly. What you need to do to check it follow the following instructions.
Click on start and choose CONNECT TO option and click on your wireless adapter. (Wireless network connection)
Click on View Wireless networks
Scroll on your network connection and then click on change advanced settings
Now double click on Internet Protocol TCP/IP
Make sure both settings are set to automatically detect DNS address and IP address
Then select apply if need to change and ok to continue
Now click on the Tab Wireless Networks
Wait a few seconds and Now make sure the top box which says "Use windows to configure my wireless network" has a tick next to it, if now click on box.
Click on Apply and ok, or just ok if no apply option
Close all windows and restart computer.
Now see if the device connects and click on your browser and see how it works.
Any questions if still not working please give details.
Since u r using a linksys products no need to worry..it will work..
In the right bottom corner of ur computerscreen u can see a green square box(linksys
wireless icon) right click on to the green box and click on "use windows Zero
configuration" after clicking on to that u can see a small computer with wireless waves in the right bottom corner,right click on to it click on connect to a wireless network..u can see ur SSId click to connect it...it will prompt for a network key..enter the key and confirm the key..it will connect for sure..hope it will work..if there is any issue just revert back as soon as possible..
Do you have a connection wizard that you can run on your computer? Linksys offers them for downloading at their website. Try that -
have you named your home network so your wireless connection can "find" it? You don't mention how your main computer is networked in. A wireless adapter for a notebook will need to have a Linksys connection wizard run on the laptop.
If you have a Linksys router connected to your main computer, it should already have the piece of software you need. Most likely, you'll need to put it on a flash drive and install it from that onto your laptop. the wizard helps also to diagnose the right settings.
If you want to post what you are using for your main network (linksys router?) and which operating systems you are using, that will help.
For example, in Vista, you'll need to enable the option for "network discovery" under your laptop's control panel/network and sharing center.
You also need to have certain settings on your main computer for the wireless to work - there are two main types of wireless connections - B and G. Most of today's routers and cards will do both, but if you have an older router, it might not be set up to handle the newer or combined types. They run on different frequencies, so your laptop might not be "reading" your router's frequency.Also, if you have other wireless/radio frequency equipment near your laptop, it can interfere with the signal being received right.
You also need to be sure that your firewall allows the linksys system to access your computer (allowed programs).
I am assuming you have a dual boot machine meaning it runs either linux or windows and not both at the same time. Linux on the other hand may not configure the card automatically and
as you should consider changes to the laptop in terms of configuration
and devices are actually changes to two computers the windows computer
and the linux computer. You probably did some configuration for windows to enable the wireless card (if there was no encryption windows may have done it for you). Linux on the other hand may not recognose and configure the card automatically and as you should consider changes to the laptop in terms of configuration and devices are actually changes to two computers the windows computer and the linux computer. The many flavors of linux also have almost as many means to configure devices. In order to assist you I will need to know which distribution and version of linux you are using. I will also need to know the manufacturer and model (possibly number and not description) of the wireless adapter to be configured. Warning this may be easy and in other cases it may not be and I have access to few linux distributions to experiment with.