New to doing this

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I need help install the router (wrt-54gc) to one computer and a wireless laptop.

    I have tried on my own but I can not made the laptop work unless the cables are connected. The wireless part is stating that it is connected but I can't get on the internet or get my mail.

    The computer is working fine.

    I have tried the Netset program but it says it can't configure my router.

    Is there something I am forgetting???
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    What minicard do you have in your laptop? If it is a Intel 2200B/G or a MSI minicard. update the driver to the latest driver. The Intel has been known to have problems with Linksys routers and the generic driver from the Intel website has been known to help. Ths MSI driver was a problem in another forum thread in the past also. Are you using any encryption? Using WPA-PSK and using Windows XP SP2 install the WPA2 hotfix and leave SS-ID broadcast enabled. Using WEP and Windows XP SP2 and have the WPA2 hotfix installed, remove the WPA2 hotfix, it has been known to cause problems with WEP encryption. If you are not using encryption just ignor, what I said, but if you are turn off the encryption and see if you can connect. If you are using WEP, make certain you type in the key correctly and specify hexidecimal on your laptop. Linksys routers and acces points use hex keys and make certain the key length is the same and do not use any paraphase key generators.
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