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    Wireless Trouble

    I am trying to set up wireless access for a laptop in my house.

    I have a Netgear wirelss 4-port router, connected to the net via ADSL and the main PC via an ethernet cable. That all works fine.

    Our laptop is a centrino powered Acer jobbie but it cannot pick up the existence of a wirlesss network.

    The Router is not set to only accept specific connections, and the 'wireless' light is on indicating that it is working.

    I borrowed my mothers laptop yesterday. It works wirelessly at her house using a USB Buffalo receiver on the laptop and a Belkin wirelss router. It failed to pick up a network at my house.

    I have spent hours looking at all the settings I can find, but to no avail.

    Help? Until I get this set up I keep having to surrender the main PC to my wife, prteventing me from playing my online games! :-(

    Thanks

    Matt

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    Re: Wireless Trouble

    What are the model numbers for the router and card?
    Is the router set to send G and B signals?
    Is your laptop's adapter set to do the same?
    Does your laptop/card work at your mother's house?

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    Re: Wireless Trouble

    The router is a Netgear DG834G and is set to send G and B signals.
    The card in the laptop is a 'PRO/WirelessLAN2100 38 Mini PCI Adaptor (according to 'properties' anyway).
    Don't know how to set (or check) the laptops signals :-(
    I have not tried the laptop at my parents. DOH! I will try that as soon as poss. Unfortunately the laptop has gone away on business for a week lol.

    Thanks for your reply.

    Matt

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    Re: Wireless Trouble

    Just to follow up in case anyone cared, the problem is solved.

    The laptop had a PHYSICAL switch on the outside of the case to enable/disable wireless. So even if all the software was configured correctly, and it was, no connection was established until the switch was flipped.

    DOH!

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    Re: Wireless Trouble

    Thanks for posting the resolution! Now, go enjoy your wireless freedom...

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