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help out a newbie!!

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by tuck01, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. tuck01

    tuck01 Network Guru Member

    Just hooked up WRT54G to dekstop PC everything is working fine just followed instructions with the software that came with it. Next I opened up my laptop and in the tool bar it said wireless connection detected click to connect. did all that but it keeps telling me the connection has limited or no connectivity and i can't access the internet. As I said I know very little about this and I hope the explanation helps enough to get an answer.

    Trev
     
  2. ReDFlaG

    ReDFlaG Network Guru Member

    i'd a similar problem between my wireless router and my laptop. to solve it i 'd to use a pcmia wireless card.

    It seems that there's a compatibility prob between centrino/sonoma and some linksys devices.

    May be you should try to use a pcmcia card to see if it solves your problem or try a newer firmware for your router that may solve the problem.
     
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    If you have an Intel proset 2200BG card in you laptop go the Intel website and down load the latest generic driver for the mincards and install it. The prior versions of the drivers have had problems with Linksys Access Points. If not check the type of encryption key. Some devices use ASCII keys along with hexadecimal keys. Linksys only uses hexadecimal keys. If you are using WEP encryption check the specified key length, it shoulld be the same on both the router and wireless NIC. Do not use a paraphase key generator from two different manufacturer and expect to get the same key generated. If your wireless NIC on your laptop is made by Linksys and you are using the parapase key generator use key one. If you are using WPA-PSK, make certain that you have the WPA-2 hotfix from Microsoft installed and always enable SSID transmission.
     
  4. tuck01

    tuck01 Network Guru Member

    I got the latest driver from intel, still no luck. I'm not familiar enough wit the router to understand what you are talking about. I do have a 2200bg, maybe I'll try a pcmia card. Is there any one to call for support?
     
  5. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

  6. TMAC

    TMAC Network Guru Member

    if ever your getting these error... try changing the channel or the ssid and channel of your wireless router or accesspoint or enabling security on the wireless router/access point... if still the same problem try assigning static ip to the pc... or just updating the driver of the wireless adapter/card...
     
  7. tuck01

    tuck01 Network Guru Member

    man this is rediculous I came howm from work today powered up the PC and now that wont even access the internet via the WRT54G. I've been using it the last 2 days with no problems and I didn't change anything. It won't connect, I cant access the routers settings. Where does that leave me. I powered off everything and powered it back up. All the front panel lighting is as it should be. I have it bypassed right now and really dont know where to go from here. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Trev
     
  8. tuck01

    tuck01 Network Guru Member

    after a lot of blood sweat and tears Its all working, turns out I had a bad patch cable that came with the router. changed that and everything worked fine, laptop and all. The speed on my laptop is 1.0mbps is this normal? Can I make it faster?
     
  9. TMAC

    TMAC Network Guru Member

    if ever your getting these error... try changing the channel or the ssid and channel of your wireless router or accesspoint or enabling security on the wireless router/access point... if still the same problem try assigning static ip to the pc... or just updating the driver of the wireless adapter/card...
     

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