and any other security or firewalls that may be on. I've been finding that since Cisco has taken charge of Linksys, their products have become less reliable. An alternative is D-Link.
I'm trying to help a friend of mine set up his new router and wireless card. He is on cable and has the router upstairs on a desktop and the other desktop is downstairs with the wireless adapter, both has XP. The router is a Linksys WRT54G v.3 and the wireless is a NetGear 802.11b (cant remember the model #).
The desktop wired to the router gets internet access. The wireless desktop gets no internet access. When I open the wireless connection it shows the wireless SSID network we named, shows the channel the router is set to, signal strength, and that WEP is on. When i type in the password for the WEP and click save, the connection establishes for about two seconds, then drops off.
I have both desktops set to obtain IP address automatically, obtain DNS automatically, and automatic IP address.
I tried to upgrade the router's firmware, downloaded the new firmware/saved it to the computer. When i went to upgrade it through the router's page (192.168.1.1), it wouldn't let me. Said something about invalid image file. When i tried to run the .exe file i downloaded, it said something about not a supported win32 application.
I don't know where I went wrong and can't figure it out. Can someone take me through what i need to do from the beginning, after I reset the router back to its original settings of course.
Thanks for any info