I have a Optiplex 755 desktop running Windows 7. My Ubee router is wired to my desktop and then I use wireless for my phones, Playstations, etc.
We need to rearrange the furniture in our house and this means we need to move the desktop from the living room to a bedroom. When we were getting our internet installed, the technician mentioned how amaizng our internet was coming from this outlet so we would like to continue using this outlet. Therefore, we need to make our desktop wireless so we can leave the router here and move the computer.
I've done this before by buying an adapter and had no issues. But with this specific desktop, I'm having issue. I've boughten 3 different brands of adapters: Belkin, Linksys and Netgear. All 3 have done the same: They install fine, the computer shows them to be working, but when I click on the Network icon in the bottom right corner, the adapter can't find any wireless networks. Not mine or anyone elses in the apartment.
I've spoken to all 3 customer service reps for each company and they all say that their product is working just fine, which I believe. I've spoken to myi nternet provider (Cox) and they all say that their stuff is working just fine. If it wasn't, I'd be able to pick up other wifi networks.
So that leaves the computer. Anyone have any advice? If we aboslutely have to we can have the router go int hte other room. It would just be difficult because I have to have the Cox people come out here and I'd also have to rearrange all of the furniture in the other room. Not to mention the PS4 is in another room and i'm not sure how well the connection would be.
Thank you all for yoru help. As of now, I still have the Linksys adapter, so if anyone has an idea I am happy to try it.