Wireless card not picking up the connection with Router
I installed linksys wpc54gs adapter/NIC to my laptop to have wireless connection. I have Netgear wireless firewall router. After repeated re-installs on the laptopm, there is no connection. The network card is being seen my the computer. The encryption and password are correct to connect to the router. the network card is active. It is picking up all the neighborhood connections, but not mine!!!
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Assuming that your router is configured and operating properly, this is one of those rare occassions when I reccommend using a driver, and OS software from MS. Specifically for WPC54GS, after installating your software using the CD Wizard, go to Microsoft Updates, and they will have a newer driver for you to download/install. After installing the driver from MS, I also reccommend using the Windows Zero Config service instead of the Linksys Monitor. Again, this personal opinion is currently limited to the WPC54GS. If you aren't sure if your router is configured properly, I suggest you post again for router assistance with detailed router information.
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You might want to make sure that your wireless adapter is enabled. Depending on what operating system you will need to go into your network connections area and enable it.If you have a laptop make sure that the switch has been turned on. It is usually located on the front side of the laptop.
Yes even without any NIC card installed on your computer , the wireless adapter will definitely work since its a different device that work for wireless connection and has nothing to do with your NIC card configuration.
If thsi adapter wont fit fiine to the cardbus slot of your laptop , the best thing that you can do is to replace this device I suggest you replace with a WUSB54GC a wireless adapter that will be connected to a USB port.....
for one you could try and manually connect to the network by clicking site survey then choose your network on the list then connect. make sure to adjust the channel of your router to 11.
another option is to right click the green icon on the lower right corner of the screen down by the time/clock. the linksys icon green icon that has waves on it, right click then choose use windows wireless zero configuration. then confirm it by presing yes.
an icon that look like 2 small computers will apear at the system tray just right that then view available wireles network then connect to your network.
There's a possibility that the adapter is defective. However, you may still try the following:
1. Make sure to uninstall the software if you still have it installed. Remove it from the Programs list or under Add/Remove Programs.
2. Check Device Manager and make sure adapter is not under Network Adapters nor Other Devices. It might be called Network Controller if driver is not installed correctly.
3. Unplug card, shutdown computer and when PC is powered off, plug card back and restart computer.You may insert the CD on this process, but do not run/continue the CD setup wizard.
4. When computer is back on, you should get a Found New Hardware bubble message or wizard.
Just finish the wizard and tell me how it went. Goodluck!