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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:18 AM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:06 AM
If the router can communicate with the 3 laptops, check the security encryption from the netgear wireless adapter's control panel which must be set to WPA/WPA2. I would assume that the previous laptops wifi adapter and the router are set to the WPA/WPA2 which is the most common nowadays. WEP is more likely outdated and was in XP but your USB adapter must be capable to WPA/WPA2.
This unit works fine and is connecting great to three other laptops in our home.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:54 AM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:43 AM
To confirm that you need WEP, check one of the laptop that connects from the router. Go to Network and Sharing - Manage Wireless Networks - Right-click the Home Network SSID - Properties - Security tab. Check the Security/Encryption type. The Netgear wireless adapter supports WPA/WPA2 which can be configured after installing the software driver.
I think the problem might be in trying to find the WEP key for my router, which is a Cisco Linksys WRT310N. This unit works fine and is connecting great to three other laptops in our home.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:43 PM
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