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Belkin Wireless router XP Mac Vista and 7 compatability

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Nicktime, Feb 18, 2010.

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  1. Nicktime

    Nicktime Thread Starter

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    I purchased a Wireless N+ router model F5D8235-4 about a month ago. I did this b/c the wireless G router I still own "stopped working" according to the comcast technician that came to my house to fix my internet connectivity problems. My new router works flawlessly with my Mac. My XP machine which is about eight years old connects with no problem. I just bought a Net book and it connected with no problem for about the first week, and now it doesn't want to connect to my home network any more. It is a windows seven machine. The Vista machine I have is a dell and worked for about 1/2 hour and wont connect wirelessly anymore. Ive since plugged it in with a cable and it works. I've tried all sorts of things including unplugging the modem, removing the battery and unplugging the router and plugging in the modem, then the router and... failure. I dont understand why this is happening. Both the vista and the seven models pick up the signal and say that it is strong, but wont connect.
     
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    so nothing connects with wireless now - correct

    a few things to try

    Do you have wireless secruity enabled - if so take it off and try
    you will need to copy the ipconfig /all and ping tests into a notepad and then copy here once reconnected with cable
    also the xirrus program post the screen shot

    also take off the wireless profiles - see below


    {ipconfig /all}
    We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all

    -> Start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all
    post back the results here


    TWO Methods to do that - if you cannot access the internet with PC, then use method 2 to copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

    Method ONE -------------------------------------------------------------
    start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all

    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste

    Method TWO -------------------------------------------------------------

    Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

    IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

    Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    {Ping Tests}

    Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

    Type the following command
    Ping google.com
    then:
    Post back the results
    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste

    Type the following command
    Ping {plus the number thats shown against the default gateway shown in above ipconfig /all

    Post back the results

    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste

    Type the following command
    Ping 209.191.93.53
    post back results

    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Download and install
    http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php

    Then run the program and post a screen shot of the program running
    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
    To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Wireless Profiles
    - Vista:

    - delete the wireless profiles
    Start
    control Panel
    classic view
    network and sharing center
    manage wireless networks

    Delete the profiles
    you will then have to enter the wireless secruity key for any networks you connect to
    --

    - XP
    - delete the preferred networks
    start
    control panel
    network connections
    right click on the wireless connection listed
    wireless networks tab
    in the preferred network list
    click on each one and - remove button

    you will then have to enter the wireless secruity key for any networks you connect to
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