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Wireless game adapter problems...

by per89son / January 7, 2006 2:49 AM PST

So for Christmas I got a new game adapter from linksys, so I could play my Playstation 2 online without lag. So I set it up to the computer like it said and then when I try to connect to the internet for Socom it give a message like "Connection timed out,please try again." Oh and by the way its a Linksys wireless g game adapter. Any help would be helpful. Thanks

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Me Too...
by Wheathead / January 7, 2006 12:57 PM PST

We bought a Linksys WGA54G and after being on the phone for over 2 hours and trying online support for another 2 hours I'm taking it back. They tried everything and it just doesn't work. If you are using a firewall make sure it is disabled when you trying to set it up then if you get connected turn it back on. Aside from that, if it is going to work it should if your settings all match your other router (at least that is the way I understand it.) Our network router is a Belkin and it has always worked great so I'm going to see if they have one that will work better. Good luck.

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problems with wireless game adaptors
by leeesa / January 24, 2006 8:24 AM PST
In reply to: Me Too...

i bought a linksys router wrt54gs and a linksys adaptor for christmas. it worked great for 3 weeks then suddenly 2 weeks ago it just stopped. i have been on the phone with their tech support nearly everyday for at least 2-3 hours and as much as 6 hours on a saturday. It works, then it doesn't work, then it works again. It seems to work when xbox and the game adaptor are in the same room as the wireless router the problem is that it is in my office and my son wants it in his room and so do I. It defeats the purpose of having a wireless if I have them in the same room. Tech support is always very nice but I have to go through 2 hours of plug this in remove that wire, carry the equipment upstairs and try it, only for it not to work the next day. Some tips we found in the xbox info was that if it is near a fireplace or cordless phone it might have trouble working also it can't be near metal (my router was on the floor by the metal baseboard) I unplugged the cordless phone that was also next to it and tried moving the antennas. It is working right now and hopefully that was the problem. It has been a nightmare. I would suggest to anyone that if you can hard wire it then that is the best option. No one ever told me there would be problems like this. If my son didn't love xbox live so much I would just return all of it.

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game adaptors
by Wheathead / January 25, 2006 10:14 AM PST

I finally gave up and took the linksys back. I bought a belkin which was cheaper and it worked on the first try. I could not believe how easy it was. I had to buy it directly from Belkin online because no one seems to carry it. As to how well it works from far away, I really can't say but it might be worth a try.

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I know the problem
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / January 25, 2006 3:40 PM PST

The problem is you dont have the ip address set on the wireless bridge. You have to tell the router, through your computer that it needs to asign ip addresses. For most people all you have to do is reboot your router, then reboot your bridge. If you have encryption then you have to hook the bridge to the computer and manually configure it to work.

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