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Wireless adapter, router- is host computer required??

Q: Wireless adapter, router- is host computer required??

Hey guys, quick noob question here..

I'm trying to hook up a new wireless network in my house and bought a new N 300mbps router and an upgraded wireless adapter.

When setting up the router, does it need to be hard connected to a host PC or can it just be connected to the modem only for the network to operate?
I want the modem and router to be off in another room while i connect to it via my new wireless network adapter on my PC. Does the network (router/modem) need to be connected to a host PC to work properly? If this is the case, then i just bought a new network adapter for no reason....

Thanks for any assistance.

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Preferred Solution: Wireless adapter, router- is host computer required??

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Wireless adapter, router- is host computer required??

Router goes to modem. That's all you need. The only time a hard-wired connection is handy is when you want to change the router's settings or update its firmware, but otherwise it needs to be connected to nothing else.

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I have recently setup a small, home, wireless network. It has been running flawlessly for about two months now. A couple of days ago, we had power to the house drop out for a couple of seconds (while the host computer was on and connected to the internet) and since then I've had this problem.

Host is running XP pro. MB has built-in network adapter which is connected to my Belkin wireless router. The router is connected to a motorola cable modem.

My son's computer is running XP home. It has a belkin desktop wireless card installed. His computer can, wirelessly, access the internet. Everything on his system works properly and was unaffected by the power flash.

The host computer operates normally on all local operations, but cannot access the internet. It cannot renew the IP address when I click "repair" connection. I can't directly access the router by typing in 192.168.2.1 on IE's address bar (from belkin's manual). XP tells me the network adapter is "working properly". I've looked at all of the obvious (to me) settings in the various network settings tabs and everthing matches up with how it was setup before. I've uninstalled the network adapter though XP and let XP detect new hardware at startup and that didn't help. The router and modem seem OK since they're both working for my son's system. I have tried replacing the cable from the computer to the router too.

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A:Unable to access Belkin 54g wireless router with host computer

go to command line and type ipconfig /release

and then ipconfig /renew

if this doesnt work try assigning static IP address set the default gate way to the IP of the router
 

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I am using the above  stated laptop using Windows 7- 32 bit. I require the wireless Network adapter driver with hardware ID PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_B723&SUBSYS_804C103C. Experts,Please provide me the link for the above. Thanks.













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A:Wireless Network Adapter driver required for HP-15af024AU

Hi, Should be the Realtek wlan driver on the following link. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72501-73000/sp72932.exe Regards, DP-K

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Ok, here goes. 1 Belkin ADSL modem & wireless router (192.168.2.1, DHCP enabled). PC1, Belkin wireless PCI card connected to router (Automatic IP), 3Com Gigabit Ethernet (192.168.0.1) on Motherboard connected to PC2. PC2, Nvidia Nforce Ethernet on motherboard connected to router (Automatic IP), Realtek Gigabit Ethernet (Automatic IP), connected to PC1. Both PC's are running XP Pro.
Right I can map network drives from either PC which uses the Xover cable, PC1 connects to the internet wirelessly quite happily, but when I connect to the internet with PC2 it connects to the router through the wireless connection on PC1 even though it has a direct connection of its own.
Maybe I'm trying to do the impossible, I don't know, I've only just managed to get the two machines to see each other without knackering up my internet connection on one or both machines, I'm reasonably computer savvy but I have not had much experience with networking so any help would be appreciated.
--
Gary
 

A:Help required with wireless router & Xover.

3Com Gigabit Ethernet (192.168.0.1) on Motherboard connected to PC2; Realtek Gigabit Ethernet (Automatic IP), connected to PC1Click to expand...

Gary, this connection is unnecessary and can be causing your pc's some confusion. Both of your pc's are directly connected to the router, and the router is connected to the adsl modem. This is all you need to have the pc's connect to each other and to the internet.

If they were my pc's I would disable the hardware quoted above and remove it from ControlPanel/Network. In the alternative, I would physically remove the nics and keep them around as spares or use somewhere else.

Kimmer13
 

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Ok. First I'm happily running XBOX Live through the Linksys Wireless game adapter. (sometimes it cant see my network im planning on getting a better wireless router) What I wanna do is connect 2 Xboxes, this Laptop (the wireless card dosent work anymore for some reason and yes I did set my router to allow this pc to connect) and in the future my BLEH PS2
So last week and 40 $ later I bought the Linksys 5 port SWITCH, and a lot of cat 5 cables. hook the laptop and Xboxes up, flip my box on and BAM no connection (but since i was bummed i did like playing halo against my self on the other lcd screen) So I brought it back my friend says i needed a router.

WILL THIS WORK!!?1!one?question!?
umm i need BOTH xboxes to be able to get on the net.
It's a wireless B network and the adapter is a Linksys wireless B game adapter.

Thanks in Advance!
-Kingcodez
[email protected]

(now on to my networking problems...)

Oh this laptop is connected through the very dsame adapter i really hate to keep swapping cables

CANT SOMEONE MAKE A Y SPLITTER GAH!
 

A:XBOX Live to router to wireless adapter to w router???

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I have 5 computers in the house. None of them are networked. One ( the main computer ) is wired to the cable modem, and the others get their internet from the wireless router. The main computer is acting like it's getting ready to die soon. It's old and the wife doesn't want to repair or replace it because she has a new laptop. My question is, is it possible to wire the cable modem directly to the router without the use of a " host " computer and have all the machines working wirelessly? Thanks for any help.
 

A:Host PC to hook up a wireless router?

Sure, all you need a wired connection for is to configure the router if desired. You can simply temporarily plug in a machine for such activity.
 

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Hey guys, need some urgent help here.

I have a program on my computer called Intel(R) My WiFi Technology, which has something to do with my network adapter (Intel (R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN). I recently had an annoying notice popping up from this program saying 'The Wireless Network Adaptoor could not be found'. So I decided that I should find a solution on Intel's forums. I came across a thread that discussed my problem, and one of the Intel workers mentioned that Uninstalling and Reinstalling the program would be the best solution. So I followed the steps and came across a huge problem . Turns out that once I removed this program, my computer wouldn't connect to my wireless network in my house. I went onto my other devices throughout the home and they all seemed to be working fine, and that my router was still working fine aswell. I went onto my other computer and downloaded the program onto my USB, and installed it back onto my original computer. There still wasn't any difference, and my computer still currently can't connect to my wireless access point. I've rolled back drivers, updated them, and I've refreshed wireless network adapters in my Network and Sharing Center in Control Point. I'm starting to run out of ideas, and I really need some help. My computer can still detect networks though, but I've discovered it can connect to my Mobile Phone's Access Point, meaning I can connect to 3G through my phone. I'm sus... Read more

A:Uninstalled/Reinstalled Wireless Network Adapter - Can't connect to Wireless Router

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site.

Delete all wireless profiles. Then try again to connect.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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Hi everyone: Iím having an extremely frustrating problem connecting to my Netgear DG384G v3 wireless router in my flat.

In short:

Ever since I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP Pro, internet browsers do not detect a connection to the internet despite a wireless connection being detected in the network connections (and the icon in the system tray) when my wireless adapter is plugged into my PC. Connection problems only occurred after the reformat, another PC in my flat connects wirelessly to our router with no problems (before, during & after the time I reformatted; Iím posting this using his PC) and the router config settings have definitely not been changed in any way so its not a router problem. It appears that the wireless adapter is able to detect a signal from the router but the router is not sending information to the adapter (I canít even connect to the router setup IP address 192.168.0.1)?

More detailed:

1) I wiped the PCís harddrive then reinstalled Windows XP Pro Ė I thought the recovery disk would have drivers with it (like others Iíd used) but it didnít so I had to manually find nVidia chipset & 3com Ethernet controller drivers and SP1 (for USB 2.0 functionality), download them on another PC and transfer and install them on mine. I got SP2, this didnít change anything, I changed back to SP1, still no change to connectivity.

2) When my Netgear WG111 v2 wireless adapter is plugged into a USB port, Windows recognises it as a d... Read more

A:Can't connect to net despite wireless adapter connecting to router's wireless network

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Hello friends!

I'm having a bit of trouble tonight trying to connect to my wireless router. Here are the specifics-

Router: Linksys Wireless B
OS: Windows 7
Wireless Adapter: Netgear Wireless G

I used the Netgear installation disc and ran the setup wizard. I was able to connect easily initially, and firefox opened to my google homepage. I tried a simple google search and it went offline. The taskbar icon shows "connections available" and when opened and prompted to connect to the found network, it was "unable to connect". I opened the Netgear set up wizard and it just keeps scanning the channels and never connects. Any suggestions??

Thanks!
 

A:Netgear Wireless G Adapter to Linksys Wireless B Router

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hi guys

I am constantly getting disconnected from my online games and xbox live parties and it is starting to frustrate me. Here is what I have:

Netgear Wireless - N Router (WNR2000) and a Wireless-N 300 USB adapter. I'm running vista home premium x64 SP2.

Here is my ipconfig :

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Keiths-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 5:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : RangeMax Wireless-N USB Adapter WN111v
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-F2-A5-F5-70
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, May 09, 2010 10:23:38 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, May 10, 2010 10:23:38 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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A:USB wireless adapter + Wireless Router = xbox live LAG

Is the PC you are sharing the internet to the Xbox losing connection

would you post back the make and model of any modems and routers you may have and how everything is connected together , wireless, cable and what is using what connection to what device

On the PC when you have a good connection do the following ipconfig /all and pings - see below
then when it disconnects repeat the test

i want to see if the PC to internet is a good connection and if you are losing connection between the PC and Xbox only

{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
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{Ping Tests}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

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I looked in Device Manager and don't see a wireless network adapter but under Network Infrastructue Devices I see "Microsoft Wireless Router Module". Are these the same thing? Thanks for help!

A:Wireless Network Adapter vs. Wireless Router Module

The device listed in Device Manager would most likely be your NIC (Network Interface Card) on your machine. This is the card that sends and receives data to and from your machine.

Wireless Router Module is most likely some software which enables your machine to obtain DHCP requests from your router as well as support other features which would not have been made available with the default settings. Based on the place you found the module 'Network Infrastructure Devices' I can assure you that an infrastructure device is not the same as a NIC

If you are able to provide a screenshot I may be able to offer a better explanation

Hope This Helps,
Josh!

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I got a new Linksys E2000 router a few weeks ago. It works fine with all the wireless laptops I have in the house, however I can not get an internet connection on this particular desktop PC using a Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter.

I've tried updating the driver but to no avail.

Any help would be apreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: New wireless-N router won't work with wireless-G PCI adapter

Shouldn't be a problem unless you have the router set to use 'N' only mode.

What encryption are you using? Have you tried connecting w/o encryption?
 

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I have a Microsoft Wireless Network Router and a Microsoft Notebook wireless 11g adapter and they work great. I am running the Base station on a desktop running Windows XP and the laptop is running Win 98. I bought a Belkin wireless USB 11b adapter for a third desktop running Win 98 but can't get the belkin adapter to connect to the network? Any advice or help would really be appreciated.
TIA for any help!!!
 

A:Using Belkin wireless adapter with Microsoft Wireless Router

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I have the linksys wireless g pci adapter WMP54G, according to the box it is compatable with wireless B. I have it installed on my new Vista desk top computer that i bought today with the correct drivers. It will connect to my neighbours wireless g router so the adapter is working. however it shows a signal from my DLINK DI-514 Router but when i try to connect i get this error message "wireless association failed due to an unknown reason".
I have called DLINK and Linksys and they are no help.
I think that i need to somehow set the adapter to B wireless but i don't know how or if it is supposed to be automatic.


Please help me i have spent countless hours trying to fix this.
 

A:Wireless G PCI Adapter will not connect to my Wireless B router but I should

I see the post is pending an answer from Linksys
You could try their Live Chat : http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/live_request.php?
 

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i bought a d'link wireless usb 2.0 adapter to connect my broken laptop to wireless
i have a belkin wireless router that is set correctly
my 2 other laptop connect fine with their built in wireless cards with full 5 bars
but when i turn on my laptop with the wireless stick
it only get 1 to 2 bars
and also can't connect to my 360 to listen to music
i called d'link and they said it was the router
then i called belkin and they said it was the usb wireless stick
usb stick - http://www.dlink.ca/products/?pid=473&se...
wireless router - http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPa...
there is no built in wireless in the broken laptop
thats why i bought the usb wireless for it
i am only 8 feet away from the wireless router
any help would be great
thanks
Vaughn
and also
a friend said windows 7 will be free for people who have purchased vista
is this true?

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I have an Intellinet 802.11 G router, I bought a Linksys AE1000 N adapter. it says on the box that it is compatible with 802.11 A,B,G and N devices. The problem I have is the PC recognizes the default signal from the router and it says the adapter is functioning properly but they will not communicate. The computer connects fine with the ethernet cable. Is something set wrong? Thanks in advance

Windows XP Home - fresh install, no anti virus or spyware installed yet
Pentium D 2.80 Ghz
2 GB memory
 

A:Solved: Wireless N adapter to Wireless G router

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I have 2 computers. One has internet; one doesn't. The main computer's OS is 2000. It has internet. The other computer's OS is XP. It does NOT have internet. So I bought a router and hooked it up to the main computer. My internet is fine. So I bought a wireless USB adapter and hooked it up to my other computer. It gets a signal, but I can't seem to connect to the internet. I connect to the internet by AOL (I click on AOL on my desktop, I put in my password,it dials up, and then I'm on). So on my other computer, I clicked on AOL, put in my password, but it doesnt even get passed step 1. It's error message reads that my firewall was interfering. So I put it so that the firewall accepted AOL. I tried again and I got the same error message. So I turned my firewall completely off and, guess what? I got that same message! Help me...
 

A:Wireless Router and Wireless USB Adapter trouble... :(

a router that "dials up"??????

did you do the setup on the usb adapter, does it show up in device manager as the right one, have you setup encryption on the router and not the xp machine?
 

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Ok, I've got a Linksys WRK54G router, with firmware 1.55.04(may 2004) and I just recently got a new laptop that uses a wireless N adapter. It refuses to connect to the router. It sees the network, but can not verify. The computer can connect, I tested it on another, newer router, and the network is working, I tested it with my PSP and DS. But still, for some reason, I cannot connect. How do I fix this? Is it an update, and if so, how?

I'm also going to need to buy a new router soon, the one I'm currently using is being borrowed. If I get a Wireless N router, will all the Wireless G and B devices be able to connect to it? Any specific models that I should get? It does also need to be able to connect to a desktop via ethernet and needs at least 1 additional wired port, in addition to the desktop.
EDIT: It needs to be capable of port forwarding, preferably with support for wireless port forwarding.
 

A:Solved: Wireless N adapter to OLD wireless G router

Yep, any decent 802.11n router should allow 802.11g and 802.11b connections.

I have a D-Link DIR-615 that's worked well for me, and they're pretty inexpensive to boot.
 

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Im running 2 64-bit Windows 7 computers. My host computer, which is my primary, I have connected to a second computer. I connected them using a standard ethernet cable and only my host has Internet connection. Can someone give me a brief step-by-step explanation on how to get both computers connected to the internet? I know this is probably very simple but I don't know how to correctly word it on google/youtube. o.o
Thanks!
 

A:Connecting a 2nd computer to a host computer w/ network adapter.

Using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing)
 

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Hello...
Im tearing my hair out - any help you can give would be much appreciated..

Here's the setup:-
I have a computer situated upstairs in a bedroom that has a Router attached (no broadband connected) which is then connected to a Linn Digital Streamer, Linn Pre-Amplifer and a networked attached storage device, so that they can all talk together...
All was working fine, until i installed broadband downstairs, and i am now using a USB wireless adapter plugged into the computer upstairs to access the internet etc...
It seems now i can only use the USB wireless adapter OR the router connections, by disabling the other connection.
So how do i get the both working together??

Also when it all works, will the router and the 3 items be able to access the internet through the USB adapter??
If not / or is there an easier solution? Someway to plug broadband (wirelessly) into the back of the router maybe??

Thanks for any help...
RustyZip

P.S. im using windows XP.
 

A:How to run a USB wireless adapter and a router together ?

enable the ICS: Internet Connection Sharing
 

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when i use my wireless router and wireless adapter i cant login and check my email or login into ebay when ever i try to go to ebay yahoo or use msn messanger to check or open a message it says loading or when on a web page its extremely slow and never connects but when i use one of my computers and hook it directly to the dsl modem via ethernet cable it works fine im using a U.S. robotics 5470 starter kit

Ps it lets me view pages though
 

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im having some issues with my connection to my router, my roommate doesnt having a wireless card so the router stays in his room across the house. I use a D-link adapter and the signal strength sits below 10% which is causing me to connect and disconnect over and over.
I read somewhere that you could use a spare wireless router as an adapter. So in my closet I got out the extra Wireless-N Gigabit router I have and I was wondering how would I go about converting it to an adapter insted of a gateway, because I know for a fact that it would have incredible wireless range not to mention I can move it around the room or put it on the wall for better signal strength.
 

A:Wireless-n router/adapter?

the 11.n is a poor choice for compatibility reasons.

Using one WiFi to access another needs one to be in bridge mode like an
access point would do.

You still need to connect Router#2 to Router#1
 

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I would like to know which is the very best Router and Adapter?

I am new to Wireless and would like to know which Router and Adapter is best for the whole house?

If you can help me out here I would be gratefully
 

A:Going Wireless Which Router Which Adapter

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To whomever is reading this, hello

Main point: Attempting to access the settings of a wireless device connected through a firewall with the same IP.

In my home we have a Netgear FVS318v3 VPN firewall through which the primary internet connection is split throughout the house. From there, a Netgear MR814v2 wireless adapter is connected. I can access the internet from my laptop and the like, everything works fine like that etc.

However, I am attempting to connect my wii to the internet, and need to find the WEP key/change the key for the wireless system in place. However, the default port for accessing this is the same as the firewall [192.168.0.1 (standard fare)]
When i type that to access the settings (hoping to change/view the WEP there) it comes up with the firewall settings, and i am unable to access the settings for the wireless device.

How can i go about getting access to the wireless device's settings?

NB: I'm 1 of 6 internet-using members of my family; one of which uses it as their primary means of working. If possible, any changes/whatever suggested should be revertable/fixable so that I dont inconvenience any of them in the process (cheers )

EDIT: willing and able to provide screenshots of anything if necessary

EDIT2: when i type in the IP address into my laptop it says "~MYPCNAME~ (192.168.0.13) is managing this device" - ie: doesnt work on multiple computers hehe
 

A:Router and Wireless adapter same IP problem?

Contact the guy in charge of the actual router, he needs to type in the router's ip from his computer which is directly hooked to it rather than going thru an access point. let him tell u the password and be in control of it so as to avoid issues with permissions later or him grumbling about u adminning his router.
 

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I just set up a wireless-g network in my house with the Linksys router and replaced my USB adapter in my PC for a PCI one from Linksys as well.

My problem is my PC won't/can't get an internet signal from the router and keeps on connecting/disconnecting every 20 seconds. When it is connected I see that there is an invalid IP address under the status of the networking connection.

Now the interesting part is, is that my laptop connects fine and so does my roommates Mac, it's just my PC that's messed up.

I've reinstalled the adapter, reset my router, even tried to connect using the IP address listed on my laptop's connection.
I would go and return my adapter, but that's the reason I got this one because the last one was having the same issue.

I'm running windows XP and the adapter WMP54G.

Any ideas?
 

A:Wireless adapter won't pick up router

Make sure that you are not running WZC and a 3rd party wireless client. If both are running, they fight it out, and the symptoms you describe are usually the result.
 

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Hey I have a new problem.

I got a new computer with Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6200 AGN wireless card and it will connect fine to my old router, but I upgraded to a dlink and when I go to connect it says no internet access. So I upgraded my driver and it still didn't work. I thought maybe it was the router so I got my old laptop out and connected to my new router and it works fine. So right now I'm kinda confused since it's not necessarily my router since my old compy can connect or my wireless card since i can connect to other routers.

I realize this isn't that much to start with, but I will be on here often to answer any follow up questions!
Thanks in advance guys!!

A:wireless adapter won't connect to new router

Hello,

Your Wi-Fi adapter doesn't seem to be compatible with your router. Have you tried changing the wireless security - WPA or WPA2?
From your computer can you please post a Xirrus snip. Download, install and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector.

To run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, double click the Xirrus icon on your Desktop, you may use the Windows 7 snipping tool to crop or Paint by tapping the Print screen key on your keyboard, open up Paint (Click on Start>All Programs>Accessories>Paint) then choose Edit from the Menu and select Paste, then save it and please attach the file on your next post.

Can you also post ipconfig/all output for review?

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Hi,

I hate to be posting about this, but I am out of ideas. My existing Netgear WNDA3100V2 which I have been using it for maybe 6 months without problems suddenly refused to connect to the router, so after trying to update the firmare and still not working, I went and bought a new one Netgear WNDA3100V3 and it's still isn't working. The router seems to be working just fine because my phone can still connect to it and I am using the ethernet connection coming out of it linking it to my computer so I can use the internet. Can anyone tell me what they think might be going on since I am out of ideas? Thanks for the help in advance.

Here is my system info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoftģ Windows Vista? Ultimate, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4025 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 367988 MB, Free - 196654 MB; S: Total - 1535 MB, Free - 1485 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Wireless Adapter won't connect to router

By the way, my router is Linksys E2000
 

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Hello,
I just signed up today as I'm having a networking problem and I can't figure out how to fix it.

The main internet connection to the internet is through my main computer running XP (all my pc's are XP). I have a Linksy's router connected here. I have a computer in my sons room, a computer in my dining room, and my laptop, and they all connect through the wireless network. Everything was fine untill we got another computer (hand me down). I thought this other computer may be faster, and it is more up to date, so I unhooked my computer in the dining room, and hooked up the 'new' computer. I had to buy a new wireless adapter (USB for this one and my laptop. The other two have the wireless thing inside) so I could connect it to the network. It worked just fine. It found the network, and I was able to connect to the internet. Well, since then, the pc in my sons room, and my laptop, won't connect to the internet. They could find a network connection, but I'm thinking it was finding the new adapter I connected because instead of saying 'found- Linksy's', it said linksy's and some numbers next to it.
Anyway, after realizing the the 'new' computer was actually slower than the one we already had in the dining room, and since the other two computers couldn't get online anymore, I decided to just put the one that was in the dining room, back, and just not use the new pc. Now, I have THREE computers that w... Read more

A:My wireless adapter won't connect to my router

If your network is secured connect one of the computer to the router via ethernet and disable encryption. Try to connect wirelessly that way. If successful you can probably then re-enable encryption and reconnect.

If you can't even communicate with the router via ethernet reset the router to factory default settings and start over.

Note that if it is problem to move a computer to the router you can always temporarily move the router to the computer for configuring it.
 

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I have a Netgear wgr614v6 router connected to my main computer, and a Roswill pci wireless adapter rnx g300e installed in my backup computer. When I had WinXp installed on both, I was able to connect my backup computer wirelessly to the router. I upgraded my main computer to Windows 7 Professiional, and Windows Home Premium on my backup computer. I recently decided to set the backup computer up permanently and tried to connect to the router. The wireless card shows up in device manager and is installed correctly. When I try to connect, the card can see the name of my main computer, but cannot access the internet. I made the router open, ie no security to see if anything changed, but it didn't. I'm not sure if I have to create a home network first or not, but since the backup computer cannot connect to the internet it won't have an ip address. I use Norton Internet Security 2010. Can anyone offer a solution? Thanks in advance.

A:Wireless adapter cannot connect to my router

First, uninstall (don't disable) Norton Security and then reboot. It's hard to troubleshoot a driver or hardware problem when there is a third party firewall application installed. After that's done, try to connect to your router again. It that still doesn't work, check for drivers from the manufacturer. Sometimes Windows installs what it thinks is the correct driver, but turns out it isn't the one you need.

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First i will go over some facts, then i will tell you what my problem is.

Ok im running Vista Ultimate on a new build pc.
The wireless desktop adapter is a belkin f5d7000 3000uk and is an internal
PCI card.
The router is a bog standard wireless router from netgear i got with UPC.
Neighbours have wireless networks running WEP, one of them as a default name from the same service provider as me, hence they may have the same router, possible interference.

ipconfig /all is:

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peter-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin Wireless G Desktop Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-17-3F-D3-8B-F6
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::fde8:60a7:67e8:9bb%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 23 August 2008 18:55:28
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 24 August 2008 18:55:28
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
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A:Wireless Adapter Conflicts with Router

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I purchased a CradlePoint CTR35 router. My question is about a car adapter. Would you recommend purchasing the specific adapter from CradlePoint, or will any 12V adapter work, (as long as the plug is correct of course)?
 

A:question on 12v car adapter for wireless router

The voltage is not the only consideration. On the CradlePoint adapter will be a small schematic diagram showing whether the connector jack-plug is "centre-pin positive" or "centre-pin negative". Plug your router into a supply which is the wrong polarity for the centre-pin and you can wave goodbye to your router.

Therefore, I recommend you buy a new adapter only from CradlePoint.
 

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I have a Netgear WGT624 v2 wireless router that I thought I may be able to use as a WiFi adapter. I have a Bell wireless router/modem combo that my pc hooks up to currently, and five laptops that hook up to this network. I will be moving the pc from where it currently is situated to make a video game/tv room, which will include an xbox 360 that does not have a wireless adapter. This where the router would come in if it is possible. I was hoping to leave the network router where it is and hardwire to the xbox 360. The pc, which does not have a wireless ethernet card has windows xp pro on it and I was hoping to use the router for this computer. Thanks.
 

A:Wireless router as WiFi adapter?

If the router includes the feature you can use it as a Wireless Bridge or Access Point Client. If it does not include that feature maybe there someday will be DD-WRT firmware for it.
 

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last week you helped me by telling me i could have 2 pcs share 1 dsl account by using a router. so i bought a wireless linksys and adapter to use on my 2 desk tops in different parts of the house. it seems to hook up fine, (both on windows xp) but the pc with the adapter totally shuts down to re-start as soon as you hit the web. linksys support guy said get a new adapter or get another computer to test it on. i chose to trade in the adpater, but the new one does the same thing. i have no other computer to try it on, so???any advice?
 

A:wireless linksys router with adapter

Give us some more details about the computer and the adapter
 

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hi there

i was working fine with my new router DSL-2730U D-link router and using it's wireless connectivity with G/N mixed mode..and i noticed that the range is so low so i decided to switch to N-only mode and when i did that i couldn't connect at all!..the router uses N-150 btw..

help, i really need to know if that's a software thing or should i return it..thnx
 

A:Can't connect through my wireless router if i select N-adapter only!

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I'm currently in the market to buy a new wireless router and adapter for my home network. As of right now I have a Linksys WRT110 router and a Linksys WMP54GS in the only wireless client on the network. This client serves for basic computing and gaming. The client only gets about a ~60% connection to the router at any given time when it's only around 50 feet away from the router with a wall separating the two. My apartment building is an old remodeled warehouse with alot of steel reinforcements and such, so that may be a reason for weak signal, I'm really not too sure. So I need a router/adapter that has good range and is solid for gaming in this kind of environment. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Buying new wireless router/adapter for gaming

is there any way to possibly hard-wire the setup? non-wireless LAN connections are the absolute best when it comes to gaming. just throwing that out there as CAT cable is relatively cheap (compared to some of the better routers) and doesn't depend on signal strength; is easy to run through walls and such. you would also be able to keep the current router configured in the network.

if you need to go wireless, the latest wireless-n technology is the way to go, but you'll need a wireless-n adapter to get full n speeds. in other words you can use b/g adapters with a wireless-n router but it will not operate at wireless-n speeds. i'm not typically fussy about wireless routers, but it depends on what your client is willing to spend and availability. most of the newer Linksys routers are fine.
 

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I am not able to connect wireless to the internet. It has been working for years. Then several computers in the house stopped connecting and our xbox 360. After a few weeks the other computers and xbox started working. Our main computer kept internet connection, the one hooked up to the router, but all the wirelss stopped working. Now my wirelss desk top will not connect. I get the networking SSD to come up, but when I click to connect it pings then says not connected. I have re-entered the key several times, tried to set up the home networking again. Was wondering if I uninstall my linksys adapter program and re-install if this will help. Can anyone help me. I do not want to buy a new adapter if I don't need to. What is strange to me is, all the wireless computers stopped working at the same time and one by one the others started to reconnect. I really don't know if I messed things up by trying to run set up wizard several times. Thanks for your help.
 

A:linksys wireless adapter and router not connecting

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Ive been getting lag spikes for some wierd reason, like every 20 seconds maybe.
or every 1 minute.
Ive pinged the router and i get over 900-2000ms every 10 seconds or something.
Ive bought a new router and ive still got the same problem.
Slow internet, everything. this happens on all the computers in my house.
hope it can be solved
 

A:Wireless Router/Adapter Lagging/Spiking

someone can help me?
 

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Can 2 wireless routers work as router & adapter?
 

A:Can 2 wireless routers work as router & adapter?

I'm guessing that you want to connect something like this:

PC <-cat5-> Router 1 <-Wireless-> Router 2 <-cat5-> Cable modem/Internet

Typically, I would say no. What you are trying to do would be, in effect, a wireless bridge. There are devices designed to do this, but not your typical home routers.
 

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Help please! I have a Linksys Wireless Router set up on my desktop and have been able to network my husband's laptop without any problems. Now we have decided to add my son's desktop to the network. I purchased and installed the Belkin USB network adapter but cannot get the two computers to recognize each other. The desktop with the router has XP Home and my son's is running Windows 98. What do I need to do to get this darn network to work so he can access the internet and the printer?

Thanks,
Randi
 

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Hi,
I've just got NTl set up at our student house, with a wireless router (belkin) and am in the process of setting up wireless connections for all of us.
I have no problems connecting, I'm using a PCMCIA belkin adapter on a Windows XP SP1 laptop, on the other side of the house to the router and connection is fine and constant.
Today one of my housemates got their belkin USB wireless adapter
(they all have PCs, 2 are running XP, 1 is running 98SE.)
Once I installed it on their computer, (98SE) it picked up the connection straight away, but then a few seconds later lost the connection. (By the way the network is not secured at this moment, wanted to get it set up first). It spends most of the time scanning for a connection (the SSID's are matching) and every now and then connects for a matter of seconds. This computer is directly below where the router is in the room above.
I then installed it on another computer (XP SP2) in a room above the room where the router is, and the same thing happens, except the periods of connection are slightly longer, still no more than about 10 seconds.

I'm not sure why this is happening, whether it's maybe because it's such a cheap adapter (£25) and 'you get what you pay for', or whether there's some conflicting settings in these two computers.

I'm pretty familiar with computers but relatively a novice with networking.

Could anyone offer any suggestions?
Thanks!

Mike
 

A:USB wireless adapter not connecting to internet/router

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I have a Wimax USB adapter on my laptop which connects to a Wimax tower on the roof of an adjacent building. So this is the only laptop in my home with internet access. What i want to do is transmit this connection throughout the entire house so that i can access the internet anywhere in my home with a Wifi enabled device. If I'm not very mistaken, I'll be needing a Wireless Router to do the job but i have no idea how to go about successfully creating this connection and what router to buy. A push in the right direction will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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I have a broadcom 802.11ac network adapter that l'm trying to connect to a belkin.f2c router to connect to the internet.

This particular adapter has been succesfully connected to two other internet routers and my iphone hotspot without any problem.

It either must be an advanced setting in the network adapter or computers just hate me because l've tried connecting a network network adapter from the same desktop computer to the internet but that also didn't work.
 

A:Wireless adapter wont connect to router

what error are you getting , when you try and connect
IS the PC actually connecting to the wireless signal - but not connecting to the network or Internet
It maybe a firewall blocking that routers set of IP addresses
it maybe the adapter is set to only see channels 1-11 (US standard) but the router is using channels 12-13 - rest of world allowed
perhaps the router is using a wireless name SSID the same as someone else nearby
perhaps the wireless signal is very low
perhaps the wireless security is setup differently

if it works on other routers - then its an issue with your particular router

lets see an xirrus screen shot - may help answer some of those questions
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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC
You will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file to the faulty PC and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.
If you do not have another PC
Do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply​
http://go.pardot.com/l/66982/2015-01-26/2361i
enter you details
Download this file "DOWNLOAD WI-FI INSPECTOR Vx.xx "
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hi, my first post here hope im doing things right.

i just bought a new Linksys Wireless - G Broadband Router and
a Linksys Wireless - G PCI adapter, and im having some problems but lets start by telling u what i am using it for.

i have a pc out in our basement that that has a SB4100 cable modem (Motorola Surfboard) and id like to get the same highspeed in my room which just has dial up so i went out and bought some Liksys products and i followed the tut's that werent difficult, so now i have the router conencted to my cable modem so the internet on the pc in my basement works, and i have the adapter hooked up to my pc in my room. they connected fine and the adapter connected with the router fine as well, they say they have a very good to excellent connection but the problem is when i try to get the pc in my room to something online it tells me that "this cannont be displayed offline."

in the bottom right where it shows my internet connection theres 2 different connection symbols one that shows the Linksys wireless adapter and one that shows my old dial up connection the dial up connection shows as off line and when u put the mouse over it it says it has been disconnected, but the linksys wireless connection symbol says online with a great conenction.

i tried taking the old dial up card out but that didnt do anything (i didnt expect it too) and the same thing came up again.

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A:Linksys wireless-G pci adapter with G broadband router

do this.

Start>run>cmd hit enter
type "ipconfig /all" without the quotes.. hit enter

look for line that says IP address .. it should read 192.168.1.x where x is random number generated by routers dhcp..

also look for the following Default gateway. should be 192.168.1.1 (if you didn't change the routers default ip address)

also look for DNS Servers.. you should have atleast 1 most times 2 listed here.. they will be assigned by your cable provider.

if you do not see something close to the above your router is not allowing wireless internet access.... i have seen this before. you will have to login to the admin console of the router. typically http://192.168.1.1 from a internet explorer window.

then click on the security tab, then go to wireless, and enable wireless internet access.(location may not be exact depending on model of your wireless linksys router)
 

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I'm sorry if this isn't the correct place for this post, please let me know if it's not so I can post under a different subject.

My father has a Windows XP and a Verizon Fios router and a Linksys Wireless Adapter. Sometimes the adapter works and sometimes it doesn't and he is at his wits end. It's hard for me to help him since I only have an iMac.. so my question is: what the heck is going on?!

He says that the icon says he has excellent strength but the webpages won't load, as they say he is not connected to the internet. He tried re-booting the computer and now it doesn't even say the adapter is connected. When he tries the "repair" it says it cannot be repaired because it cannot be disabled. The computer that is connected to the Verizon is working fine, along with the internet.

For reference: I live an hour away from him and have to do this over the phone with him. But, he does know how to work the computer so this is good.
 

A:Linksys Wireless Adapter NOT Reading Router?

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Hi,
I have a Toshiba Equium A200,(from new some time back) however, i have had it updated with new 500mb drive etc! I also some time back installed Windows 7 home.
At first all was well, then a few months ago i noticed (upon star-up) that the network adapter was not connecting to my Belkin router? The Network & sharing centre tells me that it is connected, although the icon on the bottom toolbar shows a yellow triangle & reads No Internet connection?
I have to go through the same process evrytime to get connected, which usually takes approx. 5 mins That is to follow the Network/share centre's troublshooting help?
I have updated the adapter Driver, yet still the problem exists? Any ideas??
Many Thanks
Stesal
 

A:Wireless adapter not connecting to Router on start-up?

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector.

Also please show for the initial condition and for when you have achieved a satisfactory connection ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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I hope this isn't too dumb of a question:

I recently upgraded to ATT's fastest DSL service, and received their 2WIRE combination Modem/Wireless Router. It is working great with my desktop PC, wireless printer, 2 laptops, and 3 iPhones.

I'm thinking of setting up my old desktop computer (Dell Dimension 4600, Windows XP) for internet TV in the living room.

I have an almost-new D-link DIR-628 wireless router that I used before with the previous SBC DSL modem. Is it possible to set up the DIR-628 as a simple network adapter to use with the old desktop PC? I have seen numerous instruction in this forum for setting up a second router as an access point, but they all seem to require an ethernet connection. I know it might be overkill, but this router is likely to just sit in the box forever.

Any thoughts?

Thank you,
Randy
 

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