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    Netgear pcmcia card not connecting

    This is a discussion on Netgear pcmcia card not connecting within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I have a Dell 8500 laptop with in internal wireless card to connect to sky, which does not pick up ...

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      Netgear pcmcia card not connecting

      I have a Dell 8500 laptop with in internal wireless card to connect to sky, which does not pick up the signal too well, so i purchased a netgear wg511 pcmcia card to see if i got a better signal. After installing all drivers, and the card, the software picks up the network, but continuously is scanning the channels to try to connect, which it never does. I have switched off the internal one in the laptop. I contacted netgear support and they were no help, so any help from you all would be appreciated.


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      Re: Netgear pcmcia card not connecting

      The WG511 is potentially a better bet than laptop internal wireless in my experience.

      Have you tried to apply WPA encryption. The Sky router is set to WPA by default and the passphrase is printed on the router's label and will be in correspondence from Sky.

      Other stuff to consider:

      Intereference from nearby wireless network: change channel in the router and adapter (though you may have to use an ethernet wired link to get in).

      Out of range: try the laptop in the same room as the router.

      Interference from cordless phones, video sender, baby monitor.

     

     

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