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Can't connect wirelessly to Linksys WAG 120N router

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  1. woody11

    woody11 Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys,
    Can anyone help? My Laptop (Toshiba Pro L300) running Windows XP) will not connect wirelessly to my Linksys (Cisco) router WAG 120N. Have tried everything!!!! Getting frustrated.
    Woody11.:)
     
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Hi woody11, and welcome to TSG.

    Since not too many of us here are clairvoyant, can you tell us exactly what you have tried so far, and what kind of results (error messages) you have had?

    Are you able to connect to other WiFi access points with that particular laptop?

    Are any other computers able to wirelessly connect to the router?
     
  3. woody11

    woody11 Thread Starter

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    Thank you, Chuck,
    I can see you are from the US. I'm from Australia. Thanks for replying so promptly. I can also see that you have a famous family name. Any relation to Steve from Apple? I also have a Polish surname - first generation Australian. My father (Polish born) just turned 100 last December 22, 2012. He had me when he was very old.
    My tech problem...
    Good questions - I have an Atheros AR5007EG adapter in my Toshiba laptop which connects wirelessly.in other places, especially in the workshop of my technician who recently re imaged my laptop.My router - Cisco (Linksys) WAG120N in my home lets me connect to my Samsung Smartphone wirelessly and my new ipad, but the Toshiba laptop running Windows XP connects briefly (10-15 secs) and then disconnects. Very unstable connection. This means there is no problem with the router, only with ATHEROS. I have tried updating the atheros driver for free but I've been asked to pay on a hardware driver website and I don't want to pay before I know if it will work.
    Woody11 (Wlodarczyk):)
     
  4. TerryNet

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    The following was put together mostly by etaf with a little help from me.

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    Atheros Wireless Adapter - AR5007EG & AR5007
    Over the last three or so years we have been seeing a lot of problems with the above adapters, mainly concerning WPA and WPA2 encryption and mainly on windows Vista.
    We have seen just a couple of issues on other windows operating system, windows XP and windows 7.

    Windows XP:- A driver update has resolved the issue
    Windows 7 :- No conclusive results for a fix

    The wireless adapter gets an IP configuration, and shows as connected, but communication is non-existent or sporadic.

    Log into the Router and disable the wireless security and see if you are now able to connect to the internet and surf OK.
    Please post back a reply here, and let us know if that works or does not work.
    If you post back the make and exact model of the router - we can advise how to disable the wireless security

    Here are a number of possible solutions

    --- 1) In Device Manager right click on the wireless adapter and "update driver."

    --- 2) Download and install the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site support section,

    If you post a reply here with the Make and EXACT model of your PC, along with the windows version you are running. we will see if we can find a link to the driver and will post a reply with the link here.

    --- 3) On one occasion re-setting the router back to factory default and re-configuring the router settings has resolved the issue

    --- 4) The majority of members, have now used the drivers from the atheros driver site, which has resolved the issue.
    - see below for direct links for windows vista and the link for all Atheros adapters and supported operating systems


    AR5007
    Vista 32 / 64 Bit
    Direct link Drivers for Atheros AR5007 and Windows Vista 32 / 64 bit
    You only need to click on the green download button labelled " Click to Download " and wait, the file will download - you do not need to click on any other buttons to get the download started


    AR5007EG
    Vista 32 / 64 Bit
    Direct link Drivers for Atheros AR5007EG and Windows Vista 32 / 64 bit
    You only need to click on the green download button labelled " Click to Download " and wait, the file will download - you do not need to click on any other buttons to get the download started


    Drivers for the other windows operating system
    http://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireless-drivers.php
    You need to look down the page for your particular adapter model and then look across the columns to find your windows version.
    Now click on the blue tick mark in the column under your windows version.
    This will open another page for that particular adapter and that windows version.

    Now click on the download button labelled " Click to Download " and wait, the file will download - you do not need to click on any other buttons to get the download started

    Assuming that after all the above the wireless still does not connect to the internet, all I can suggest is to use wireless security of WEP or to get an external USB wireless card.

    Please post a reply here , and keep us informed of the situation and how you finally resolved the issue.
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