Iffy WUSB54G

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by willpower, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. willpower

    willpower LI Guru Member

    So I bought a WUSB54G USB adapter for my custom built computer to connect it to the internet in my room which is based on a 3com travel router so that i have a wireless network for my laptop and my computer.

    I installed the usb adapter and sometimes it would only connect with windows' wireless zero and sometimes it would only connect with the linksys monitor thingy. Sometimes it would connect with neither so i reinstalled it and then it worked briefly.

    Out of desperation i changed the usb cable and lo and behold it worked for 6 months without a problem ever.

    Now its stopped working again. If I set the wireless network to broadcast the SSID then windows tries to connect to the network but then decides that it wasnt told to and just remembers the settings and stays disconnected.

    Neither linksys monitor nor windows can even remotely try to connect to the network with the SSID hidden.

    Somewhere during the re-installs i got the v4.2 monitor with the drivers as well but to no avail.

    Any ideas anyone?

  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    i would recommend that you uninstall the linksys utility and just let the windows installer and then Wireless Zero Config control this device.

    Also try manually adding the wireless network name and encryption and telling it to auto connect when in range, you could also try changing the wireless channel on the router if its having problems.
  3. willpower

    willpower LI Guru Member

    but windows won't install the device on its own. the linksys stuff is the only one that can install it.
  4. willpower

    willpower LI Guru Member

    well windows will install the usb adapter quite happily if it finds the driver from the installer...

    with the SSID broadcast, i can select the network in windows and then enter the WPA key and then i get a "please wait while windows connects to the network" and that sits there for a while, "waiting for the network" before returning me to the choose a wireless network screen. my network is still there and apparently set to connect automatically but it just doesnt.

    so any suggestions on which channel i should use or any brighter ideas?

    edit: sorry about the typo but it just wont disappear...
  5. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    did you try changing the wireless channel? or sometimes i've seen simply changing the ssid makes the adapter magically connect... stupid i know
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