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Belkin N Wireless Adapter not working

Discussion in 'Networking' started by silenthit101, Sep 30, 2007.

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  1. silenthit101

    silenthit101 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have recently set up a wireless network using the Belkin N Wireless router. The router's connection to the internet is fine, and all three of the laptops connected to the network are able to access the internet.

    As my PC did not come with a wireless card, I am using the Belkin N Wireless adapter supplied with the router. After initially installing the provided software and plugging in the adapter, I could not find my home network using the Belkin Wireless Utility, I could only see several secure local networks (indicating that the adapter at least was working).

    However, after uninstalling and reinstalling the software, Windows refuses to identify the adapter, with a system tray window stating that a device that I have plugged in has malfunctioned, and directing me to the USB root hub, which defines the adapter as an unknown device, furthermore the Belkin software now displays no connections whatsoever. In addition, the LED on the adapter is not on when it is plugged in.

    I am running Windows XP SP2.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I have trawled the internet and exhausted my own ideas as to what the problem could be. After emailing Belkin, I was twice sent an automated response telling me to disable WLANcfg.exe, although I can't find any such program in the system directory or elsewhere.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    "... the LED on the adapter is not on when it is plugged in."

    Assuming that's a power LED, that could be a dead adapter. Plug it into a USB in another computer and see if the power LED comes on.
     
  3. silenthit101

    silenthit101 Thread Starter

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    well, thats what I thought. But then, the light didn't come on when it was picking up a few networks initially...
     
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