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Computer not detecting network adapter?

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  1. Arnack

    Arnack Thread Starter

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    Okay, this is kind of a funny story here, but I will cut it short. I have a Linksys Gateway Adapter (WMP54G V2). I have 2 computers: 1 is wireless and the other is hardwired through the router/modem. I want to basically switch this setup (meaning my wireless computer become hardwired and my once hardwired computer become wireless). Everything went fine... I took out my network adapter in my wireless comp. and I hooked up the modem and router to my once wireless computer. I could get on the internet fine with it. (by the way, my router is a WRT54GS v7)

    The trouble starts when I try to install the network adapter in my ONCE wired computer. I slide it into a PCI slot, successfully finish the Found New Hardware Wizard and everything... BUT the Wireless Internet Connection icon is not in the taskbar! When I go to my network connections, there is nothing there!
    Also, device manager shows that it should be fully working....
    Any ideas?
     
  2. JohnWill

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    What's the version and patch level of Windows on the non-working system?
     
  3. Arnack

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    How can I obtain this information?
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Right click on My Computer and select Properties.
     

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    Thanks
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    If you are trying to use the Linksys utility, did you install it?

    If you are trying to use Windows XP's WZC, Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services - you want Wireless Zero Configuration to be Started and have Startup Type 'Automatic.'

    Also, somewhere on the wireless connection Properties (in Network Connections) there are options for what icons display in the Notification Area.
     
  7. Arnack

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    I don't know. I just installed the drivers and that's as for as I got.
     
  8. JohnWill

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    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

    Please respond to all the following steps.

    1. Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
    2. Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
    3. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?


    Let's see this as well.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

    Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
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