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Major Wireless Internet problem

by Candace.k / September 13, 2007 9:29 AM PDT

I have a desktop computer and I'm trying to connect to a wireless router. Specs:

Motherboard: Asus A8Ne
OS: Windows XP Pro SP2
Wireless Adapter: DWL-G122 > High Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless USB Adapter
Wireless Router: DI-524 > High Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless Router

Problem:

First off, the adapter works fine. I am able to go into "View Wireless Networks" and actually see my router. The bars are full. When I select it and click "Connect" it says "You are not set up to connect to an access point network. Change this in the preferred networks option". So I checked the "Preferred Networks Option" and it was already set to "Any Network". So it should work right? But it didn't so I changed it to "Access Point only" to make sure. When I clicked OK and exited out it said the infamous line:

"At least one of your changes was not applied successfully to the wireless configuration"

This error always shows up anytime I try to change anything. Can someone please help. I need internet real soon!

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All I can say is. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 13, 2007 10:01 AM PDT

I'm not a fan of USB networking. Can you get a real wireless NIC and plug it into a spare PCI slot? If so you'll never get those messages.

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OS problem not wireless adapter.
by Candace.k / September 13, 2007 11:34 PM PDT
In reply to: All I can say is. . .

I've already tried two USB adapters, do you think an internal wireless card would make a difference? I believe it is a problem with OS settings.

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My 524 nearly went in the dumpster.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 13, 2007 11:41 PM PDT

But after updating it's firmware I could then use it's WIFI (but not before.)

The symptoms you write of are too familiar.

Bob

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Confused
by Candace.k / September 13, 2007 11:48 PM PDT

I'm not sure what you mean. Are you saying I need to update the firmware? How do I do that?

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I can't know. Why?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 13, 2007 11:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Confused

You didn't reveal what version was in the 524. But out of the box I could not connect to it.

How? That's over at dlink's web site. I never duplicate the instructions in case I get it wrong or they change it and then I'm wrong.

Bob

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The router is..
by Candace.k / September 14, 2007 12:01 AM PDT
In reply to: I can't know. Why?

The router works fine. It's only my computer that is the problem. It is not letting me change anything in my wireless configuration settings. I don't think it's the router since it is sending the signal perfectly fine. There is a help section on Microsoft's site that offers a hotfix. I hope that works.

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Exactly the issue symptom I ran into.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 14, 2007 12:04 AM PDT
In reply to: The router is..

It can confound the best of us why it won't work with some laptops so my advice stands.

Latest firmware please.

And again, the signal strength was fine on mine too. You may be repeating work that others have and could take the shortcut to the solution. But I've encountered many that must take the long road.

Bob

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Ok,
by Candace.k / September 14, 2007 12:09 AM PDT

Ok I will try this. The only thing is that others have connected to the same router fine. It's only my computer that is doing this and it's happened on every wireless adapter i have, on every router i try, even when others can connect fine. But I'll try anyway.

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