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CNet Wireless-G USB Dongle 54 Mbps 802.11g - cwd-854

by tonterx / March 22, 2007 6:53 AM PDT

Hi, I have a problem using this product. Not really a problem with the installation, but after the installation, the program can't find my wireless network(SSID), even if I'am sitting beside the wireless router. I have tried this on several computers and I get the same problem, can't find the wireless network.

I hope you can help me soon!!!

If you have a new driver, let me know. I hope I have given you enogh information about this case, if not let me know!!

OS=Windows XP SP2

Regards T

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Just so you know...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2007 7:04 AM PDT

This is not CNetUSA.com which makes or sells that item. So this is not their tech support but a discussion forum.

But if I was to look at this I'd make sure SSID broadcast is enabled as well as the firmware in the router the latest or at least what the maker's tech support reccomends. I'd also use the latest drivers for the USB dongle.

There are also issues with some devices and WPA2 so I drop security to none or at least go to a hotspot and try the new hardware there. Finally there can be issues with some machines where the owner installed the OS but doesn't know about motherboard drivers. They'll see this issue as well. Since you didn't tell much in your post I've hit all the usual issues in short form and hope you see something you can use.

"hope I have given you enogh information about this case, if not let me know!!"

You didn't give what was asked for when you posted. See those words in red. It saves everyone time if they read and follow that note.
Bob

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Dongle CWD-854 Disconnects on PC shutdown
by lilleybrook / March 27, 2009 9:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Just so you know...

Hi, I have just installed a CNet CWD-854 dongle on my wife's Toshiba Laptop (XP). It works fine but every time the laptop is shutdown or goes into hibernation the dongle disconnects and I need to type-in the WEP Key again.

I should explain that the CNet device was obtained to replace a D-Link card which used a PMCIA(?) card which protruded from the side of the laptop and prevented the laptop from sliding into the slot in my wife's new desk. I have removed the D-Link software from the system.

Any help would be much appreciated.How can I make the dongle/laptop retain this data and auto connect?

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Update.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2009 11:20 AM PDT

Read my reply again and since then we added a rather nice sticky post for you to read in this forum.
Bob

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