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    USRobotics Wireless USB adaptor not working!!

    This is a discussion on USRobotics Wireless USB adaptor not working!! within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I have recently purchased a USRobotics wireless USB adaptor so that my desktop can become internet capable, unfortantly I can't ...

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      Angry USRobotics Wireless USB adaptor not working!!

      I have recently purchased a USRobotics wireless USB adaptor so that my desktop can become internet capable, unfortantly I can't get the adaptor to work.

      I am unable to get a connection to my router unless I change the security configuration of the adaptor to WEP to which I get a connection but am still unable to connect to the internet!!

      I have contacted SKY Broadband technical help and they say its a problem with my adaptor and that I will need to search the internet for help!!

      I can use my laptop to connect to the internet no problem at all so its defiantly something to do with this adaptor. Unfortantly if I go away with work taking the laptop my wife has no internet access, please, please help!!

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      Re: USRobotics Wireless USB adaptor not working!!

      Wireless networking can be a pain and you have to troubleshoot in stages.

      Stage 1 is to disable wireless security and any firewall on your laptop and see if you can connect to the router and the internet.

      If that works, then set up wireless security and make sure that you can still connect. use WPA-PSK if possible, but WEP is (just) better than nothing.)

      Finally, switch the laptop's firewall back on and make sure that the router's IP address range is allowed both for internet and trusted zones (or equivalent).

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      Re: USRobotics Wireless USB adaptor not working!!

      I have disabled the firewall already and have just switched the security off unfortantly I can not get any form of connection now!

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      Re: USRobotics Wireless USB adaptor not working!!

      What OS are you using. I'm going to assume XP. We need to know what WiFi Manager you are using. You can either use the one that comes with XP (my recommendation) or the one that came with the USB Dongle - but NOT both as they will interfere. It's best to uninstall the USB Dongle Manager (but NOT drivers) and try with XP.

      After that theirs still lots of things that could be causing problems - for example if you have the Router set to 802.11g only and the Dongle set to 802.11b only they will never connect.

      You also need to make sure you have selected Infrastructure WiFi and NOT Ad-Hoc WiFi.

      Good luck.

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      Re: USRobotics Wireless USB adaptor not working!!

      I have uninstalled the usb manager and used the XP mananger I have managed to get a connection again using no security but still am unable to get internet.

      How do I look into the dongle setting to check for 802.11b etc?

      I am getting closer but just keep hitting a wall, please help!

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      Re: USRobotics Wireless USB adaptor not working!!

      I have finally sorted it I have internet access at last!!!!!!!

     

     

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