WMP54G cannot associate with access point - Help!

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by yzfchet, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. yzfchet

    yzfchet Network Guru Member

    After spending (no joke) 5 hours sporadically on the phone with the Bombay tech support folks last night, I was finally able to get the WRT54G wireless router to work with the new Dell desktop (Windows XP Home Edition) and DSL it is hardwired to.

    Tackling the next nightmare, I installed the software via enclosed CD and installed the WMP54G PCI card/antenna into an older HP Pavillion with Windows ME and no internet access (in a closet) earlier this evening. Short story - the card seems to work fine but cannot talk to the router. Signal strength is 73 to 75%, but no talkee.

    Another hour+ session with a tech support guru from India suggested completely removing the hardware, uninstalling the software, downloading the same software from the LinkSys website, burning it onto a CD, and starting over from scratch. I kid you not.

    I have joined this forum in the desperate hope that one of you kind folks can advise on how to get this simple little 2 computer wireless network to work, or if should simply return the hardware to the store because it won't work with an older PC using Windows ME.

    Thanks in advance for any helpful response.
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