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N88TR

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#1 11 years ago

I've been inactive on the forums because my wireless card is unable to pickup on our family router. I'm currently on my father's laptop writing this post. I have a Linksys wireless card [model: wpc54g] [version: 3.0] and it's been working just dandy for me for almost a year now.

Lately [these past few weeks] I've had sporadic connections [my brother downloads a lot but we've been coordinating this and even when he's not downloading, I still can't get internet reception] for about 2 months but just these past 2 weeks I've not been able to get reception [everyone in our house is wireless with a Linksys router] at all. No page partial loads, nothing.

When I first got the card I just plugged it in and it played, plug and play, I guessed at the time. Now with all my problems [everyone else in the house has good reception, except me] I'm downloading the drivers from Linksys.com [30 mb!] and hoping that they might resolve the problem. Am I taking the right steps? Please help, thank you filefront techies!




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#2 11 years ago

Try disabling MAC Filtering on the router... connecting your PC... and then re-enabling MAC Filtering.




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#3 11 years ago

Is your computer the only computer in the house that connects wirelessley?




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#4 11 years ago

rah66jr;3855250Try disabling MAC Filtering on the router... connecting your PC... and then re-enabling MAC Filtering.[/quote]

How would I do this?

[quote=marvinmatthew;3855657]Is your computer the only computer in the house that connects wirelessley?

Everyone that connects to the internet in our house does so wirelessly. I am, apparently, the only one that cannot connect. We all use Linksys wireless cards and have that same brand of router, we're on a broadband connection.




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#5 11 years ago

Your first step should be to reinstall your wireless card's drivers.




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#6 11 years ago

I had the exact same problem, but that was becuase my brother was hogging the bandwith, downloading 40 minuite pr0n sessions, that where huge in filesize, and in HD. I have two belkins (Wireless thingies) and I just tried the other one and now im ok, But my net is hella slow.




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#7 11 years ago
marvinmatthew;3856808Your first step should be to reinstall your wireless card's drivers.

I did that. The "newest" drivers for my wireless card were made in 2005, a year before I even bought the card. It didn't help though.




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#8 11 years ago

Could the card itself be dying? I asked my father about this [semi-knowledgable about technology] and he doubted it but was at a loss why I am the only one in the family unable to connect to our wireless router.