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Help. Westell Versalink and Intel Pro 2200BG Card

Hi All,

Please help me. I have been through 3 of these modems thinking they were faulty but now I am convinced that it must be something else. I can connect to other modems in my complex - assuming someone has their modem on and it is unsecured, but I can rarely connect to my own. I have a dell laptop and intel card. What the hell is the problem? Are the Versalink and the Intel Card incompatible? I have tried everything and tech support has not been helpful - they just give up and send me a new modem which obviously is not the problem. I have tried every channel between 1 and 11. I have increased my power management under the wireless interface to maximum. I even changed from WEP to WPA to OPEN. I still get frequent disconnects and if I can connect it is slower than dialup. Meanwhile, usually the wireless icon shows connected with excellent signal strength and 54mbps. What is the problem? Since the icon says 54mbps should I assume the card is okay and it is the modem that may be incompatible? I really don't know what else to try. Can anyone offer any more suggestions or help me to decide what modems are definitely compatible with my wireless card. I am running windows xp, pentium M on a Dell XPS laptop.

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