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wireless adapter stopped working 1 day after purchased

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#1 Dacar92


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Posted 12 September 2010 - 02:33 PM

I just purchased a Netgear router/gateway N300 Wireless ADSL2 and installed it using a wired ethernet connection on my desktop. Then to gain a better range I moved the router to the middle floor and installed a Netgear WG111v3 wireless adapter on the desktop and gained access to the network...until today.

Today, after setting up all wireless devices I went into the router and stopped broadcasting the SSID. That was when I lost connection to the network on my desktop. All laptops still work, however my daughter's iPod Touch lost it's connection, too.

I took the router from upstairs and connected it via ethernet and logged back into the router software and set it to broadcast the SSID. My daughter was able to reconnect the iPod but the desktop with the Netgear adapter still cannot connect. It continues in a loop, scanning, trying to acquire the IP address and then scans again, and can not acquire IP address.

The desktop is running XP, SP2.

I have Zone Alarm running and figured that perhaps it did not configure the network correctly. I set it to NOT run at start up. Right now it is not running at all and the Windows firewall is also off. The adapter continues in the loop described above.

Please help if you have any thoughts on this.

Thanks in advance.
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#2 LouisR47


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Posted 12 September 2010 - 09:35 PM

I have had problems in the past when disabling the SSID. I have even had problems just changing the SSID, sometimes network adapters don't like those kind of changes.

My first step would be to get the desktop as close to the router as possible and see if it will connect with the wireless adapter.

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