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      06-21-2005
I am using a a linksys g wireless card and router. This has worked fine
since installing it 2 months ago. It then stopped working and will not see
any of the available networks.
I run SP2 and windows up-dates regularly, the card is working. I have also
tried the IRQ's and it is sharing an IRQ. However, windows will not let me
manually slect an alternate IRQ. Any suggestions?
Many thanks Dave.
 
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      06-21-2005
well, you can uninstall and reinstall the card. if that doesn't work try
reinstalling the os. if that fails send the whole computer back for repair.
or you could try a new card, maybe its broke?? if it doesn't see any of the
available networks how do you know it is working?

irq sharing is common and should not be mucked with in modern machines/os's.

"Dave W" <Dave http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I am using a a linksys g wireless card and router. This has worked fine
> since installing it 2 months ago. It then stopped working and will not
> see
> any of the available networks.
> I run SP2 and windows up-dates regularly, the card is working. I have
> also
> tried the IRQ's and it is sharing an IRQ. However, windows will not let
> me
> manually slect an alternate IRQ. Any suggestions?
> Many thanks Dave.



 
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      06-21-2005
I had a card exchange, for a brand new card.
I've unistalled the card, and installed the card again. I've tried
switching PCI slots on the board still can't find available networks, though
it does look for the networks. If the card didn't work it wouldn't even
look, XP would tell you it can't access the card.
I've changed machines and the card works. Short of disabling the DHCP -
which I don't want to do - I'm now stuck. I've even downloaded the latest
firmware and drivers, still doesn't find the wireless network.
Considering this worked then just stopped doen't make sense.
Any assistance would be grateful,
Thanks Dave W.
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Dave W Middlesbrough England


"Dave" wrote:

> well, you can uninstall and reinstall the card. if that doesn't work try
> reinstalling the os. if that fails send the whole computer back for repair.
> or you could try a new card, maybe its broke?? if it doesn't see any of the
> available networks how do you know it is working?
>
> irq sharing is common and should not be mucked with in modern machines/os's.
>
> "Dave W" <Dave (E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >I am using a a linksys g wireless card and router. This has worked fine
> > since installing it 2 months ago. It then stopped working and will not
> > see
> > any of the available networks.
> > I run SP2 and windows up-dates regularly, the card is working. I have
> > also
> > tried the IRQ's and it is sharing an IRQ. However, windows will not let
> > me
> > manually slect an alternate IRQ. Any suggestions?
> > Many thanks Dave.

>
>
>

 
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Dave
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      06-21-2005
yes, the card could stop working and xp wouldn't know it, had one here do
that... the rf quit but the logic still worked, no way for xp to tell that
except it can't see anything. since it works in another machine that is not
the case here.

also, dhcp has nothing to do with finding networks. first the card and its
drivers have to find networks on rf by listening on a channel (check that,
you didn't lock it on the wrong channel did you??) and watching for ssid
broadcasts (you didn't turn them all off did you??). after it finds one or
more networks then you can pick one and after connecting to it then dhcp is
used to get an ip address appropriate for that network.

is the other machine where the card found networks in the same room as the
machine that doesn't?? you didn't move a cordless phone next to the
computer did you?? does the other machine find your access point or just
some other random networks?? make sure you know what channel your access
point is on and make sure its ssid broadcast is turned on. then make sure
the card is on the same channel. try picking a different channel on both of
them if the one you are on doesn't work.


"Dave W" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I had a card exchange, for a brand new card.
> I've unistalled the card, and installed the card again. I've tried
> switching PCI slots on the board still can't find available networks,
> though
> it does look for the networks. If the card didn't work it wouldn't even
> look, XP would tell you it can't access the card.
> I've changed machines and the card works. Short of disabling the DHCP -
> which I don't want to do - I'm now stuck. I've even downloaded the latest
> firmware and drivers, still doesn't find the wireless network.
> Considering this worked then just stopped doen't make sense.
> Any assistance would be grateful,
> Thanks Dave W.
> --
> Dave W Middlesbrough England
>
>
> "Dave" wrote:
>
>> well, you can uninstall and reinstall the card. if that doesn't work try
>> reinstalling the os. if that fails send the whole computer back for
>> repair.
>> or you could try a new card, maybe its broke?? if it doesn't see any of
>> the
>> available networks how do you know it is working?
>>
>> irq sharing is common and should not be mucked with in modern
>> machines/os's.
>>
>> "Dave W" <Dave (E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >I am using a a linksys g wireless card and router. This has worked fine
>> > since installing it 2 months ago. It then stopped working and will not
>> > see
>> > any of the available networks.
>> > I run SP2 and windows up-dates regularly, the card is working. I have
>> > also
>> > tried the IRQ's and it is sharing an IRQ. However, windows will not
>> > let
>> > me
>> > manually slect an alternate IRQ. Any suggestions?
>> > Many thanks Dave.

>>
>>
>>



 
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      06-22-2005
Hello , I always start with disconnecting current SSID and connecting again
and or go the routers website and check all settings . I use Linksys . I know
some dos and dont's . And there can be alot of reasons why you are connecting
.. I have had the same , and have learned alot by these lost connections .
Changing SSID , WEP Key , Connecting the ethenet to pc and router to set up
... all may help you . Call Linksys . I will check back to your post , if you
have more info reguarding set up I may be able to help . Mac address :
disabled . Passphrase : blank . Use only 1 Key for WEP key . Leave all others
blank ,there are 4 I think . Make sure router name is still there . I am
shooting in the dark with these tips . Absolutely keep notes about , because
if disconnected again , you will have them to refer to .
--
KD


"Dave W" wrote:

> I am using a a linksys g wireless card and router. This has worked fine
> since installing it 2 months ago. It then stopped working and will not see
> any of the available networks.
> I run SP2 and windows up-dates regularly, the card is working. I have also
> tried the IRQ's and it is sharing an IRQ. However, windows will not let me
> manually slect an alternate IRQ. Any suggestions?
> Many thanks Dave.

 
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Clark
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      06-22-2005
Check again and make sure you have the current Windows critical updates.
There is a rumor that an earlier one had some problems which caused some
connection problems. A new one is out that is supposed to fix it, but just
a rumor.

Clark

"Dave W" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I had a card exchange, for a brand new card.
> I've unistalled the card, and installed the card again. I've tried
> switching PCI slots on the board still can't find available networks,
> though
> it does look for the networks. If the card didn't work it wouldn't even
> look, XP would tell you it can't access the card.
> I've changed machines and the card works. Short of disabling the DHCP -
> which I don't want to do - I'm now stuck. I've even downloaded the latest
> firmware and drivers, still doesn't find the wireless network.
> Considering this worked then just stopped doen't make sense.
> Any assistance would be grateful,
> Thanks Dave W.
> --
> Dave W Middlesbrough England
>
>
> "Dave" wrote:
>
>> well, you can uninstall and reinstall the card. if that doesn't work try
>> reinstalling the os. if that fails send the whole computer back for
>> repair.
>> or you could try a new card, maybe its broke?? if it doesn't see any of
>> the
>> available networks how do you know it is working?
>>
>> irq sharing is common and should not be mucked with in modern
>> machines/os's.
>>
>> "Dave W" <Dave (E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >I am using a a linksys g wireless card and router. This has worked fine
>> > since installing it 2 months ago. It then stopped working and will not
>> > see
>> > any of the available networks.
>> > I run SP2 and windows up-dates regularly, the card is working. I have
>> > also
>> > tried the IRQ's and it is sharing an IRQ. However, windows will not
>> > let
>> > me
>> > manually slect an alternate IRQ. Any suggestions?
>> > Many thanks Dave.

>>
>>
>>



 
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