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is it the card or the technology?


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#1 outmeal

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

Well i got this old laptop with win xp with a broken Wireless LAN card , however both lights blink .

I start up windows and the laptop finds 2 wireless networks, 1 of them is my network. I try to connect to my network with the right password and It wont go through. Do you think its the card or maybe my netgear router saying no ?

pic of Wireless card http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53289214/w%20lan%20card.jpg

screenshot of my wifi settings.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53289214/wifi%20settings.jpg

they want me to buy them a new card because they think it wont connect to any router because its broken,
I suggest buying a USB wifi adapter for the same price.

Option #1 would be to replace the same w lan card but if its not going to work with new technology then its useless.



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#2 Sneakycyber

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:48 PM

Turn your encryption off and change the wireless mode to accept 802.11B on your router. I would bet that card is only compatible with WEP and WPA and its only a 802.11B card your wireless is set for 802.11G/N

Edited by Sneakycyber, 01 April 2012 - 04:49 PM.

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#3 outmeal

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:39 PM

I turned off encryption and set mode to b/g/n (neighbor friendly) and It worked...

This old card supports 802.11B only . Thanks.

Bottom line is, the card is good only if you know the system administrator and ask him if he can change mode to /B/ lol
and since you cannot expect system administrators and new routers/wifi areas to support your card I suggest buying a USB wifi adapter for the same price.

Thank you Sneakycyber, I hope this helps other people for future references.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:13 AM

Your welcome B)

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