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Ralink Turbo Wireless LAN Card?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by JohnnyNnyC, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. JohnnyNnyC

    JohnnyNnyC Thread Starter

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    Alright so, I'm typing this from my laptop right now for my mother (who really isn't too computer savvy) because for some odd reason Ralink won't pick up on the wireless network we have here. She bought the Wireless LAN card right before Christmas and got it installed almost three weeks ago, and finally got herself a new monitor to finally be able to get on and set everything up.

    But now there is a sudden problem.

    You see, no matter what I try and try again to do, the Ralink Turbo Wireless LAN Card refuses to not connect to our wireless network and then when I click "View Available Wireless Networks" It comes up saying "No wireless networks were found in rage" how is that possible if I am using it right now?

    I'm SO confused, any help would SURELY be appreciated- and thank you SO much for taking the time to answer me!
     
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    So, you are using the wireless adapter with your laptop? And you can't disconnect from the wireless network? And the symptoms are the same whether the adapter is used with the laptop or with the other computer?

    I'm at least a little confused also. :)
     
  3. JohnnyNnyC

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    Oh! Excuse me for not being specific. '^^

    You see, it's not an adapter that you would plug into your USB port. It's an actual card that you have install into the hard drive of the home computer to give it the wireless option like a typical laptop automatically came with.
     
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    OK, then I guess you are telling us that you know the router's signal is not actually disappearing.

    Did the new card ever detect networks? Ever connect successfully?

    What firewall or security suite is, or ever was, on that system?
     
  5. JohnnyNnyC

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    It detected a Wireless Three Network but the moment I clicked on it, it brought up a different screen saying it didn't detect any networks- but how can that be when my laptop is on a wireless network right now? And it never did connect successfully either because it never did find any networks...

    Ah, good question. Let's see, she is using Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Firewall.
     
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    You're sure there never was a Norton or McAfee or whatever; not even a "trial" version?

    Make sure the antenna is secure and not blocked by being in a corner or "behind" something.

    Maybe the card is not seated properly. Physically remove and reinsert it. Also consider a different slot, as the slot could be bad. Or it could be positioned such that there is interference from another component.

    Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from the card manufacturer's web site.

    See above four paragraphs for clues to what could cause this. :) Of course, the card could be defective, but I'm trying to eliminate other possibilities.
     
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