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Linksys WMP54GS v1.1 can't see gateway

Discussion in 'Networking' started by KolalaKitty, Jun 2, 2010.

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  1. KolalaKitty

    KolalaKitty Thread Starter

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    We have AT&T U-Verse at my house. It's a 2Wire gateway, model # 3800HGV-B. The SSID is kolalahome and it is broadcasting.

    I just installed a Linksys WMP54GS v1.1 card in my tower (it was in another PC before). It's installed correctly. It can see every other flipping wifi connection in the neighborhood but it can't see the gateway in my house.

    I have a US Robotics USB wifi adapter and the crappy 2Wire USB adapter that AT&T gave me that can both see and connect to the gateway just fine. I'd prefer not to use these however because I hate the freaking US Robotics software (and the USB dongle's plastic is physically cracked and broken in a few places from use) and the 2Wire adapter wont stay connected for more than an hour before it resets its connection (I know it's the adapter and not the gateway causing this because it does it for every computer it's plugged into on anyone's wifi network, not just the one here at my house).

    Does anyone have any ideas for how to fix this issue? I've moved the antenna around - that doesn't help. And as I said, I can see all our neighbor's wifi routers/gateways/etc, just not mine here at the house. I don't know if it's the Linksys card, or some config thing on the 2Wire gateway.

    On the tower, I'm running WinXp Pro SP3. AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core, 2.41ghz, 2gb ram.

    EDIT:

    Okay.

    After messing with the settings, I've slightly resolved my problem, but run into a new one.

    My boyfriend had changed the gateway from Auto channel select to 1 because he said we were getting interference from the neighbors. Once I set it back to Auto, the Linksys adapter could see and connect just fine.

    Now the new problem: Boyfriend wants to change the setting back to 1. This is obviously going to piss off the adapter again and I'll have this issue again. I've read through the manual and there is no mention of the adapter being able to use a specific channel. Does anyone know how I can set the adapter so that I will be able to connect?
     
  2. etaf

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    Lets see what channels are available - channel 1 is often used by cordless phones etc - so maybe interfering

    Ideally we would want to use channel 1 or 6 or 11 - but lets see what else is in the neighbour hood and in use

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    {run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

    http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
    Then run the program
    if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

    post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

    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.
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