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Linksys Wireless not able to connect to internet

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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  • Mirax24 Jul 09, 2008

    I don't have Mozilla installed on that computer and since I can't get internet access, I can't download it. IE worked fine with my other router, I don't see why it has a problem now.

  • Mirax24 Jul 11, 2008

    "Cannot find server or DNS Error" is the message I get using IE.



    ipconfig:

    Media Status: Disconnected

    IP Address: 0.0.0.0

    Subnet Mask: 0.0.0.0

    Default Gateway: 0.0.0.0



    2 Ethernet adapter

    IP Address: 0.0.0.0

    Subnet Mask: 0.0.0.0

    Default Gateway: 0.0.0.0

  • Mirax24 Jul 14, 2008

    The router is a Netgear RangeMax Wireless Router WPN824 v3

  • Mirax24 Jul 14, 2008

    No, I haven't tried a wired connection yet, if I have time I'll do it tomorrow. I have WPA encryption on the router.

  • mztaryn Sep 15, 2008

    I am so very frustrated and it seems from searching for an answer this is a common problem.



    I have an older thinkpad, windows 98se that worked great with the 802.11, ver. 3.1 adapter.



    that is until verizon did a modem upgrade. but i didn't know they did an upgrade.....i just couldn't connect.



    so i uninstalled and reinstalled the adapter software and hardware....did i mention i have probably done this 20 times......and now the adapter is inactive and i cannot configure a profile or use any of the features to edit, create new....etc......



    i contacted linksys without any help.



    okay...have another laptop that wasn't connecting anymore either.



    finally contacted verizon.........once i pointed out the ip address was missing she informed me there was a modem upgrade...UGH!!!!!!!



    okay, so now the other laptop is working (it is a newer dell) but i cannot get this adapter to turn green, connect and go again.



    i know it used to work.



    is there a winsock error? i thought i had fixed this....i don't know...i just know there are many people that have experienced the exact same thing but never saw a solution.



    HELP.....please.

    thanks in advance



    taryn@prodigy.net

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Try it with Mozilla Firefox. If it works try some searches with IE, Windows ME and wireless as search terms.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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  • Pamela Bates
    Pamela Bates Jul 09, 2008

    Can you provide any more information than "can't display the page" or something like that for your symptoms?

    I am not too familiar with ME but I think you can go to a DOS command prompt screen. You would find it under the accessories programs. At the C: prompt key in "ipconfig" without the quotes. Write down the response you get and send it to me.

  • Pamela Bates
    Pamela Bates Jul 13, 2008

    Definitely the wireless adapter is not connecting to the router

    Try this:

    NETWORK SETTINGS


    1. Double-click on the My Computer icon.
    2. Open the Control Panel folder.
    3. Double-click on Network
    4. Click on Configuration.

    Under The following network components are installed you should see Client for Microsoft Networks, Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter WMP54GS, and TCP/IP.
    1. If Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter WMP54GS is missing or is not configured correctly:

    1. Click on Add.
    2. Select Adapter.
    3. Click on Add.
    4. Under Manufacturers, select Linksys.
    5. Under Network Adapters, select the name of your adapter. NOTE: at this point it you may have to click on "Have Disk" and insert an install disk to add a driver for the network card.
    6. Click OK.

    2. If TCP/IP is missing:

    1. Click on Add.
    2. Select Protocol.
    3. Click on Add.
    4. Under Manufacturers, select Microsoft .
    5. Under Network Protocols, select TCP/IP.
    6. Click OK.

    3. If Client for Microsoft Networks is missing:

    1. Click on Add.
    2. Select Client.
    3. Click on Add.
    4. Under Manufacturers, select Microsoft .
    5. Under Network Clients, select Client for Microsoft Networks.
    6. Click OK.

    4. Check that you can only see Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter WMP54GS, and TCP/IP. If any other items appear, select them and click on Remove.

    5. Make sure you have a Client for Microsoft Networks.


    6. Select TCP/IP (you may need to scroll down).
    7. Click on Properties.

    1. Click on IP Address.
    2. Select Obtain an IP address automatically.
    3. Click on DNS Configuration.
    4. Select Disable DNS.
    5. Click on OK.

    Is the router wireless G?




  • Pamela Bates
    Pamela Bates Jul 14, 2008

    I take it none of the configuration instructions I sent did anything? I notice this router has wired ports as well? Have you tried a wired connection?



    Based on the results of the IPConfig your wireless card is definitely not talking to this router.



    Do you have encryption set on the router?

  • Pamela Bates
    Pamela Bates Jul 14, 2008

    I was away this weekend at a cousin's house and it occured to me that he has a system that is ME and is running wireless so its definitely possible.



    Did you check the network settings?



    Did you correctly define the WPA info to the adapter?



    If you want to send me a phone number I will work with you over the phone.

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Title: Setting up your Linksys Router for the first time Article ID: 21463
Your Linksys Wireless-N Router comes with the Cisco Connect software which makes setting up and managing your Linksys Wireless-N Router a quick and simple experience. You'll have your Linksys Wireless-N Router up and running in no time.

NOTE: The Linksys E2100L router is only available in the U.S. For help on setting up a Valet or Valet Plus, please click here.

Some basic requirements before you begin
i. An active Internet connection.
ii. A computer with a wireless or wired Ethernet adapter, running one of the operating systems below.
- Windows XP with Service Pack 3
- Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or better
- Windows 7
- Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.9
- Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11
- Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8
- Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1
Getting started
Provided that the above requirements are met, you can now begin setting up your Linksys Wireless-N Router. In this example, we'll be setting up the Linksys E3000 High Performance Wireless-N Router. The following steps will walk you through the entire process.
Step 1:
Your Linksys Wireless-N Router allows you the freedom of running setup via a wired or wireless connection. Therefore, please start by performing the instructions under the description that best matches the computer you're working with. Proceed to Step 2 once you're done.
Description A:
You are using a computer with no wireless connectivity that is normally connected with an Ethernet cable to your DSL/Cable modem.

Instructions A:
Please connect one end of the supplied Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on your computer, and connect the other end into one of the numbered Ethernet ports at the back of your Linksys Wireless-N Router.
Description B:
You are using a laptop with a built-in wireless adapter.

Instructions B:
If you're using a laptop, please ensure that its wireless feature is switched ON, and that your laptop is positioned within 5 feet of your Linksys Wireless-N Router.
NOTE: Most laptops have a switch that turns its wireless feature ON and OFF. Refer to your laptop's documentation or online help if you're unsure where this switch is. This doesn't apply if you purchased an external wireless adapter separately.
Step 2:
On your computer, insert the supplied Setup CD that came with your Router. Setup should start automatically.

NOTE: If setup doesn't load automatically, please click here.

Step 3:
The first screen greets you with the Software End User License Agreement. Please take a moment to read through and understand the agreement. Once you're ready, go ahead and click Next.

kb21463-001_en.png

NOTE: The Linksys Wireless-N Router model displayed on the setup screen may vary based on the Linksys Wireless-N Router model you have.
Step 4:
On the next window, please follow the on-screen instructions on how to connect your Linksys Wireless-N Router:
kb21463-002_en.png Plug one end of the power cable into your router and the other end into an electrical outlet.

NOTE: The Linksys E3000 features a power switch, located at the back-end of the unit, next to the power port. Please make sure that this switch is ON. Other Router models may not have this feature.

kb21463-003_en.png
kb21463-004_en.png Plug the Internet cable into the yellow port in the back of your router labeled "Internet". Plug the other end into the modem.
QUICK TIP: Click Show me how for an illustrated guide on how to complete the above instructions.
After completing the above steps, click Next to continue.

kb21463-005_en.png
Step 5:
Setup will now perform a series of tests to determine the optimum configurations for your network. You may notice your computer connecting and disconnecting to a wireless network several times. This is normal. Your wireless network is simply being secured.
NOTE: The setup process automatically generates a unique and secure Wireless Network Name (SSID) for your convenience.

kb21463-006_en.png Step 6:
The next part of the setup automatically detects your Internet connection type. If you are using a DSL connection, you may be requested to enter your account details. If this is the case, simply enter your Account name and Password in the allocated fields. Otherwise, you may skip ahead to Step 7.
NOTE: If you don't know your Account name and Password, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will be able to provide these details.

QUICK TIP: Click Examples to see what your Account name should look like.

kb21463-007_en.png NOTE: Cable Internet users will not see the above screen.
Step 7:
Sit back and wait a moment as setup finalizes your Linksys Wireless-N Router settings, and re-establishes your Internet connection.

kb21463-008_en.png Step 8:
Once your Internet connection is up and running, a confirmation window similar to the screenshot below will appear on your screen. Your Linksys Wireless-N Router is now secure and connected to the Internet. This concludes the setup process. Click OK to continue.

kb21463-009_en.png
Step 9:
You will now be taken to the main Cisco Connect window which lets you manage and further personalize your network settings. If you would like to learn more about the available features in Cisco Connect, please click here. Otherwise, you may click on the Close button to exit Cisco Connect, and begin surfing the Internet right away.
NOTE: To launch Cisco Connect again at later time, on a Windows computer, go to Start>All Programs>Cisco Connect. To launch Cisco Connect on a Mac computer, navigate to the Applications folder in Go, and then start Cisco Connect. For more help on this, please click here.

kb21463-010_en.png NOTE: Cisco Connect is automatically installed each time you use the Setup CD or Easy Setup Key to setup or connect to your Linksys Wireless-N Router.



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Title: Setting up your Linksys Router for the first time Article ID: 21463
Your Linksys Wireless-N Router comes with the Cisco Connect software which makes setting up and managing your Linksys Wireless-N Router a quick and simple experience. You'll have your Linksys Wireless-N Router up and running in no time.

NOTE: The Linksys E2100L router is only available in the U.S. For help on setting up a Valet or Valet Plus, please click here.

Some basic requirements before you begin
i. An active Internet connection.
ii. A computer with a wireless or wired Ethernet adapter, running one of the operating systems below.
- Windows XP with Service Pack 3
- Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or better
- Windows 7
- Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.9
- Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11
- Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8
- Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1
Getting started
Provided that the above requirements are met, you can now begin setting up your Linksys Wireless-N Router. In this example, we'll be setting up the Linksys E3000 High Performance Wireless-N Router. The following steps will walk you through the entire process.
Step 1:
Your Linksys Wireless-N Router allows you the freedom of running setup via a wired or wireless connection. Therefore, please start by performing the instructions under the description that best matches the computer you're working with. Proceed to Step 2 once you're done.
Description A:
You are using a computer with no wireless connectivity that is normally connected with an Ethernet cable to your DSL/Cable modem.

Instructions A:
Please connect one end of the supplied Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on your computer, and connect the other end into one of the numbered Ethernet ports at the back of your Linksys Wireless-N Router.
Description B:
You are using a laptop with a built-in wireless adapter.

Instructions B:
If you're using a laptop, please ensure that its wireless feature is switched ON, and that your laptop is positioned within 5 feet of your Linksys Wireless-N Router.
NOTE: Most laptops have a switch that turns its wireless feature ON and OFF. Refer to your laptop's documentation or online help if you're unsure where this switch is. This doesn't apply if you purchased an external wireless adapter separately.
Step 2:
On your computer, insert the supplied Setup CD that came with your Router. Setup should start automatically.

NOTE: If setup doesn't load automatically, please click here.

Step 3:
The first screen greets you with the Software End User License Agreement. Please take a moment to read through and understand the agreement. Once you're ready, go ahead and click Next.

kb21463-001_en.png

NOTE: The Linksys Wireless-N Router model displayed on the setup screen may vary based on the Linksys Wireless-N Router model you have.
Step 4:
On the next window, please follow the on-screen instructions on how to connect your Linksys Wireless-N Router:
kb21463-002_en.png Plug one end of the power cable into your router and the other end into an electrical outlet.

NOTE: The Linksys E3000 features a power switch, located at the back-end of the unit, next to the power port. Please make sure that this switch is ON. Other Router models may not have this feature.

kb21463-003_en.png
kb21463-004_en.png Plug the Internet cable into the yellow port in the back of your router labeled "Internet". Plug the other end into the modem.
QUICK TIP: Click Show me how for an illustrated guide on how to complete the above instructions.
After completing the above steps, click Next to continue.

kb21463-005_en.png
Step 5:
Setup will now perform a series of tests to determine the optimum configurations for your network. You may notice your computer connecting and disconnecting to a wireless network several times. This is normal. Your wireless network is simply being secured.
NOTE: The setup process automatically generates a unique and secure Wireless Network Name (SSID) for your convenience.

kb21463-006_en.png Step 6:
The next part of the setup automatically detects your Internet connection type. If you are using a DSL connection, you may be requested to enter your account details. If this is the case, simply enter your Account name and Password in the allocated fields. Otherwise, you may skip ahead to Step 7.
NOTE: If you don't know your Account name and Password, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will be able to provide these details.

QUICK TIP: Click Examples to see what your Account name should look like.

kb21463-007_en.png NOTE: Cable Internet users will not see the above screen.
Step 7:
Sit back and wait a moment as setup finalizes your Linksys Wireless-N Router settings, and re-establishes your Internet connection.

kb21463-008_en.png Step 8:
Once your Internet connection is up and running, a confirmation window similar to the screenshot below will appear on your screen. Your Linksys Wireless-N Router is now secure and connected to the Internet. This concludes the setup process. Click OK to continue.

kb21463-009_en.png
Step 9:
You will now be taken to the main Cisco Connect window which lets you manage and further personalize your network settings. If you would like to learn more about the available features in Cisco Connect, please click here. Otherwise, you may click on the Close button to exit Cisco Connect, and begin surfing the Internet right away.
NOTE: To launch Cisco Connect again at later time, on a Windows computer, go to Start>All Programs>Cisco Connect. To launch Cisco Connect on a Mac computer, navigate to the Applications folder in Go, and then start Cisco Connect. For more help on this, please click here.

kb21463-010_en.png NOTE: Cisco Connect is automatically installed each time you use the Setup CD or Easy Setup Key to setup or connect to your Linksys Wireless-N Router.




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