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wireless internet with Linksys

by edilinious / November 19, 2005 2:03 AM PST

Hello people, this is my equipment...

A dektop PC with XP Pro.
A laptop with XP Home edition.
Broadband modem.
Linksys WRK54G router.
Linksys WPC54G PCMCIA network adapter.

I have managed to get internet on the desktop PC via a network cable running from the PC to a hub on the router, and another cable from the router to the modem.

Now I am trying to get a wireless internet connection from the laptop using the PCMCIA adapter. This is where I have had problems literally all day. From the laptop I can see the 'linksys' wireless network and have the option to connect to it, but the connection never gets established.

I have tried resetting the router disabling all security, restarting the WZC service, updating the driver and so on. Nothing seems to work.

I must be missing something as I've never done this before and everything I know I have learnt today. Can anybody help?

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(NT) (NT) Try the usual. Update the router's FIRMWARE.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2005 3:03 AM PST
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by edilinious / November 19, 2005 3:12 AM PST

I have tried updating the adapter driver but that was to no avail. I'll try the router driver.

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I've never seen a router driver.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2005 4:35 AM PST
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Please look for firmware updates.

Bob

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by Alan Copeland / November 20, 2005 10:22 PM PST

As Bob stated, update the firmware. Linksys support will help you, and their support is part of the cost of the equipment. Do exercise them.

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by edilinious / November 20, 2005 11:54 PM PST
In reply to: re

This is frustrating, it's been 4 days since I got the router and network adapter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK, when I go to upgrade the firmware I need to select a .bin file to upgrade.

1) Is this file in %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers???
2) What is the name of the file???

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firmware file???
by edilinious / November 20, 2005 11:55 PM PST
In reply to: re

This is frustrating, it's been 4 days since I got the router and network adapter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK, when I go to upgrade the firmware I need to select a .bin file to upgrade.

1) Is this file in %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers???
2) What is the name of the file???

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ignore the last post
by edilinious / November 21, 2005 12:19 AM PST
In reply to: firmware file???

I just read what file to browse for - comes with teh firmware download.

Ignore the last post.

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upgraded firmware - still nothing
by edilinious / November 21, 2005 12:42 AM PST
In reply to: re

I downloaded a firmware update from linksys and performed the upgrade (even though the downloaded version was the same as the existing one).

Still no connection.

Any other suggestions?

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access point??
by edilinious / November 21, 2005 12:46 AM PST

I should add that when I go on my WLAN monitor it says "Cannot associate with AP"....

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media disconnected
by edilinious / November 21, 2005 12:57 AM PST

Even when I have the card inserted and its power light is on, and its link light blinking, ipconfig /all in DOS gives...

Media State . . : Media disconnected
Description . . : Wireless-G Notebook Adapter ver.4.0

...media disconnected?

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2005 1:11 AM PST
In reply to: media disconnected

The default setting for more routers today is to turn the wifi radio off. Be sure your followed the setup steps in the fine manual.

Bob

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faulty wireless adapter
by edilinious / November 21, 2005 3:39 AM PST
In reply to: Just so you know.

I think my wireless adapter is faulty because I just tried connecting to 2 different wireless networks and the same thing happens - nothing.

I'm gonna exchange it tomorrow.

Thanks for your comments.

Adios.

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Good test. Glad to read this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2005 3:47 AM PST

Best of luck!

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