Question about NetGear MR814 Wireless Router
I'm not using any fancy setups or anything like that, my router sends signal good around the house, in fact one of my desktop computers conect well to the router, but this Encore ENPWI-G2 card doesn't want to conect, it picks up the signal but when I click conect i takes for ever and doesn't pick up an IP-address and won't conect. Please help...
On Windows XP, the OS will prevent a connection to an unsecured wireless network such as what you have.
You can try:
Double click on the red WiFi icon, click on the "Change the order of preferred networks", Click on "Add", type in the Network name (SSID) of your router (you can get this by using the connected PC and log in to the NetGear's Webbased Interface), set Network Authentication to "Open", set Data encryption to "Disabled", OK, reboot your PC.
Alternately, you can set the PC where the Encore ENPWI-G2 card is connected to manual configured settings rather than Auto obtain. Follow what is in the connected PC's settings except that the last number of the IP add be different (ex. connected PC > 192.168.0.100, set the unconnected PC to 192.168.0.101, all the rest subnet, default dns be the same. Of course the 101 must not be in use, if double IP add, change to 102).
In some instances, you may need to use the Encore WiFi configuration utility (normally comes with the drivers in the installer CD) rather than the Windows buil-in WiFi Config utility,
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turns up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Oct 10, 2007
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