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Discussion in 'Networking' started by ekih, Jan 2, 2006.

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  1. ekih

    ekih Thread Starter

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    Hey
    I have a new router WRT54GS that I have hardwired to my desktop. No problems there. I am trying to set up an old Laptop, Dell Latitude, with Win2K on it. I have purchased a notebook adapter from Linksys also, WPC54G.
    I have 2 problems with connecting,
    1 It seems that every time that I close the lid on the laptop it disconnects the notebook adapter, the power light goes out. When waking up the laptop the adapter does not wake up. I have checked my power options and don't have anything shutting down, only going to standby mode.
    2 Also I have tried the WEP security setting with the router, it seems that connecting with the laptop is hit and miss. Right now a whole lot of misses.
    Any help
    Thanks
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Standby disconnects my LAN when I close the lid too, that's normal operation for most. I'd suggest WPA encryption for your network, since both of your pieces appear to support WPA.
     
  3. philherb

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    exact same happens to my Sony Vio with the same Linksys router you have,
    Philherb
     
  4. ekih

    ekih Thread Starter

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    the problem is not it shutting down but when I bring it out of standby I have to reboot the laptop to get the adapter to work again.
    Do you have the same?
     
  5. philherb

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    absolutly the same thing is happening to me and now I want to get the usb wireless network adapter from linksys to go with the router, recommended by a top pd. technican, does anyone one know if you think the linksys WUSBF54G is the way to go???????????
     
  6. ekih

    ekih Thread Starter

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    Well that just sonds great. Just bought this adapter a few days ago.
     
  7. Paulyo90

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    I also have just purchased that same router, and was wondering if other wireless cards (other than the linksys one) would work with it. I don't wanna spend 60 for a linksys card if i can spend 40 on one that has the same quality and works with the router.
     
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