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#1 Nick_R_23

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 12:26 AM

Hello everyone. I have another problem with my computer. I have a Linksys USB Wireless Network Adapter (Model WUSB54G) and I have had it for a while. The problem is, when you are using the internet, like when browsing, sooner or later the adapter will show it connected at 2.0 mbps and stop working. I can click "repair" and it will fix the problem, but only for a few minutes. After about 4-5 times of doing this, it stops working altogether, and doesnt show up in the device manager, and makes the 'ding' sound that the computer makes when you unplug a USB device. But if it sits idle it will stay connected forever. The computer is XP Home, 1.2 Duron, 256 ram.

Another thing I should add is we are using a Linksys Router, with one computer wired to it- windows 98, and we have 2 laptops (one with built in wireless- windows xp, one with a Linksys Wireless Notebook Adapter- windows 2000) and another computer with the Linksys USB Wireless Network Adapter- windows 2000, but this one works fine. None of the other computers do this, infact i cant remember the last time I had a problem with the networks on any of the other computers, just the one mentioned above. I have tried reinstalling it several times, but nothing works.

Any help is appreciated! thanks, -Nick

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 12:41 AM

Try changing the wireless channel. Often times this will be caused by interference by A phone, or some other wireless device sharing the same channel.


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Posted 04 February 2006 - 12:43 AM

Have you tried to stop running programs that are running in the background one at a time? You probibly have a conflict.
Personally I would ditch anything USB. PCI is far more stable. For me USB is voodoo computer on a good day. Never like it.
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 12:53 AM

Like i said, we have about 6 linksys wireless adapters, all configured the same, so i think changing the channel wont do much, since the others are all on CH6, same with this one, so I dont think it would make a difference?

Usually the only programs that are running are Internet Explorer and MSN messenger, and it will still not work when messenger is closed. So maybe a conflict with internet explorer? I couldnt imagine that, but with anything microsoft makes who knows...

Also another computer has the exact same adapter, so i wonder why it doesnt have the same problems? The only reason I have the Usb version instead of PCI is my last computer had half-height card slots and the pci version obviously wouldnt fit, so i just got a usb instead, and when i got this new computer, i didnt want to fork out $60 more for a pci version if i already had a usb one that would work on it.

btw- thanks for the fast replys -Nick

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 12:56 AM

Well, actually I had this exact problem: 4 computers all hooked up wirelessly using the same channel but the one in my room didn't want to connect. I Changed the channel to 9 and and it worked... Its worth A shot. It's usually the last thing you would think of.


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Posted 04 February 2006 - 12:59 AM

ok ill try it.

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 01:04 AM

Ok ive looked all over, and I cant find the place where you can change the channel. Ideas? I use the Windows XP zero configuration, so i think the channel might be automatically set.

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 01:11 AM

You have to type the router's ip adress in your browers adress bar. It should be 192.168.1.1 if not then try 192.168.2.1


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Posted 04 February 2006 - 01:15 AM

If I change the channel in the router, will it change it for all the adapters?

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 01:55 AM

Yes, it should. The router will only transmit through the one channel you set it to. The adapters should pick this up immediately. If they don't then you can set them up manually, but I doubt that you will have too.


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