Cant connect to wireless usb adapters


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Sep 11, 2003
I just did the same thing a few weeks ago, but made my Windows Vista desktop PC connect with a USB wifi adapter, the Linksys AC1200. My internal Intel NIC just won't connect to ethernet anymore. I also bought a PCIe card to install but haven't used it yet. The Linksys definitely has its issues and I find myself having to reset it alot, but it does connect eventually. I find when I go to Network and Settings and view status, if it is not connected "Excellent" at 867 mbps, or "Very Good", it does the same as you. I get to the home page and no further to websites. It says I am not connected to the internet. I did test it directly from the modem to my new HP Laptop and it did not connect at first, so I knew the modem was possibly faulty or maybe Spectrum was down at the time. Spectrum swapped out the modem. The second is better, but I still have to play games with the wifi adapter daily to reset it.

But the USB wifi adapters are hit or miss. I was about to try a different brand too. Not sure it would be any better. This equipment is seriously OLD. And Spectrum said that is what is really wrong. I don't believe it. It worked great on the old Ubee32 combo just before they decided to update me.

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