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#1 steve wood

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 05:21 AM

I have a Dell Dimension 5000 aged 5 years old,which has been great up to now.
I am on the basic Sky broadband package with Netgear router.
I just purchased a LM Technologies 54Mbps WiFi USB adapter 802.11g.
The pc USB ports work okay but it will not recognise the adapter and says it
cannot detect a wireless network ?
I have checked the pc through network devices and it says all USB ports are
working ? the window suggests turning the wireless switch ON but it does not
have one ?
Do you think its the Netgear router or the USB adapter ?
Not giving up but like a wirless network to get rid of ugly wires !!
Hope someone can help.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:11 PM


Have you accessed your router's software and enabled the wireless function?

You have to log into the router through a web browser and typing this url http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.

The log in name is admin The default password is password

Look for enable wireless router radio in the wireless settings and make sure it is check marked.

Make sure you have a wireless broadcast name set up and have it broadcast the SSID name.

Now have the laptop scan for available networks and look for your SSID name in the list of available networks.

If you have a password enabled for wireless access in the router you have to type that password or pass-phrase in the laptop's log in password box, it has to match exactly.

This also depends on which encryption setting your using, whether it is NONE, WEP, WPA or WPA2

Once it makes connection, you should see your laptops mac address listed in the router's attached devices menu.

For security reasons, you should change the default password to a new one, everyone knows the default admin password and can access your router remotely, it is strongly suggested you change that password.

If you do not have a manual for your router, there is one available in pdf format, at http://www.netgear.com just look for support and look for a manual to your routers model number.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:24 PM

You installed the drivers that came with the USB adapter correct?

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