WRT54GS Speedbooster, other PC cant connect to router.

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Enygma, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Enygma

    Enygma Network Guru Member

    I had a WRT54GS v 1.0 router and the accompying PCI card in my daughters computer.

    I recently purchased a WRT54GS with SpeedBooster v. 2.1 and a new PCI card for her PC.

    I can not get her PC to even see the router. What I have done: (I have always done these things before)

    I disable SSID broadcast.
    Both PC's are in same workgroup.
    I use WPA (altho now it is WPA2).
    I use MAC addressing, and hers is allowed.

    Could the problem possibly be that her card can't do WPA2? I tried to install the drivers that came with the card, but windows keeps saying it can't find a better match than what is already installed. I even un-installed the driver and pci card, yet I get same msg.

    It does not even let me install the newer drivers from the cd that came with her pci card. It says the ones installed are best match, but the date on them is 1/2004

    Any help appreciated.
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You have to enable SSID Broadcast with WPA. There is a hotfix for WPA-2 at the Microsoft Website, if you are using WPA I suggest you install it. The USA English version is at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...4d-e7c1-48d6-95ee-1459234f4483&DisplayLang=en

    If you are using WPA2 on your router, enable both WPA and WPA2. That way if your daughter PCI card does not support WPA2, she should be able to connect.

    What PCI card do you have in your daughters PC? Check the manufacturers web site to see if there is a driver that supports WPA2. You can go to the WIFI Org website to see if the card is certified to support WPA2.

    You can override Windows, if it says that it cannot find a better driver, by selectiing install from a specific localion or list.

    MAC address filtering doe not add to security, since the MAC address is sent in plain text and you can change the MAC address of s wireless NIC.
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