It won't detect it or it won't connect to it? Won't detect it means it can't see it. Won't connect means it sees it it just can't talk to it.
I am going to take from a latter statement that it can detect it just not connect. Are you using the software that normally is installed with a wireless card? or are you using Windows to connect? I recommend using windows but that's me. Normally you have to set the software so its not used. Look for a check box that says Enable this software or something like that and uncheck it OR look for something about Disabling it and check that.
To configure your Wireless using “WLAN Autoconfig” <- the name of Zero Config in win7
- Click Start – Control Panel
- Click “View network status and tasks” (in classic view double-click Network and Sharing Center )
- From Network and Sharing Center, click “Connect Network“. This will scan for a list of available networks.
- Select your network and click Connect. If you have never gone in and change the SSID(this is what is displayed) then yours will most likely be named Linksys.
- If the network requires (most likely) a security key or a passphrase, enter and click connect. You may choose “Display Character” if you want to see the characters you are typing.
- Once connected, you an choose to Save the network and automatically connect to this network.
Check out this site.
It has some good basic info on how to do what you need to do. But at this point don't worry about security just get them talking then add in security.
While technically an access point and router are 2 different things(APs only provide a connection point while routers do that plus other things) for your purposes, they are the same. And what the wizard is talking about is having the PCs plugged into the router.
Edited by CaveDweller2, 24 December 2009 - 02:34 PM.