"I get a good, strong signal as long as I have the SSID Broadcast enabled. When I disable it or try and set ANY of the other security settings I lose the connection upstairs."
So it works!!! Now try the simplest security setting which is MAC FILTERING. This will lock out drive by users.
Please let me know if I should post it there. I recently purchased a Linksys WRT54G Wireless G Broadband router and a WMP54G Wireless G PCI adapter. I hooked the router up to the cable modem in the basement and the PCI card to my computer upstairs (Win XP Home SP2). I get a good, strong signal as long as I have the SSID Broadcast enabled. When I disable it or try and set ANY of the other security settings I lose the connection upstairs. I have gone to the Linksys site and downloaded all the current driver updates. I also called the support number a couple of times but got the standard "unplug the card and reinstall it" type suggestions. When I open "network connections" on the computer with the PCI card in it and click on "view available wireless networks" there aren't any listed, even after using the "refresh network list". Strange, considering that I am online now using the wireless connection to access this forum...lol According to the XP Help and Support information, there should be an "add" option in the Related Tasks menu of the Choose A Wireless Connection window, but there is no such option . So I am at a loss as to where I can input the security information so the PCI card can communicate with the router. Last but not least, I have un/reinstalled the PCI card and disc a few times and, according to the User's Guide included on the installation disc, there should be a "Wireless Network Monitor" icon in my system tray but there is not. There is no "custom install" option so I would assume everything on the installation disc is being installed.
I would appreciate ANY suggestions. I am worn out from going up and down the stairs only to find that nothing is working...lol
Sysytem specs : Windows XP Home SP2
AMD Athlon XP 2200 1.8GHz