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Wireless PCI adapter cannot connect


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#1 Zarcasm

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:20 PM

I recently bought this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127329&nm_mc=AFC-Bleeping&cm_mmc=AFC-Bleeping-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA
I installed the drivers first, shut down the computer, unplugged everything, and installed the card. Booted the computer back up, and it idetifies my wireless connection, but cannot connect. The signal strength is good, and my laptop has no issues connecting to it. It will try to connect on its own for a while, disconnect, then try again. If i click connect myself, it will try to connect for a while then give me a popup saying it cannot connect. Running the troubleshooter gives no results.
I have never dealt with a wireless PCI adapter before, so I am completely lost.

I do not have an available wired connection for the PC.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:27 PM

Are there any power cords near the antenna? That can cause issues, and can you verify that you are connecting to the right network, by comparing the available networks to the ones that your lap top see's and that the one your lap top connects to?

Also are you using the Wireless Connection Tool via the software that came with your card, or are you using Windows Wireless Configuration?

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:30 PM

Are there any power cords near the antenna? That can cause issues, and can you verify that you are connecting to the right network, by comparing the available networks to the ones that your lap top see's and that the one your lap top connects to?

Also are you using the Wireless Connection Tool via the software that came with your card, or are you using Windows Wireless Configuration?


The power cord for the computer itself is the only cord near it, sitting 1-2 inches below the antenna (i dont think there is much i can do about that).
There is only one connection available, which is the same one as my laptop.

The Windows Wireless is what I am trying to use, I didn't see any other options.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:33 PM

How close is the lap top to the desktop, and are there any wireless phones or other cellular devices near the desktop?

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:35 PM

How close is the lap top to the desktop, and are there any wireless phones or other cellular devices near the desktop?


Laptop is across the room, on a bed, about 6 feet away. No phones anywhere near it.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:38 PM

Haha, I have no idea what i did, but somehow i got it to work now. Sorry!

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:41 PM

You must have moved a certain way.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 06:45 PM

You must have moved a certain way.


Apparently!
Thanks for the help anyway.




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