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Trouble connecting with new USB wireless adapter

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Ryder23, Oct 7, 2010.

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  1. Ryder23

    Ryder23 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I'd been having problems with my wireless connectivity through my laptops internal wireless adapter, so I decided to buy a USB wireless adapter instead.

    It is an Edimax EW-7711UAn, Wireless nLite USB Adapter. I am using it on Windows 7.

    I have installed the software on to my computer, and it has found all accessible connections. Under the Network and Sharing Center on Windows, it shows my network as connected to the internet, at full strength.

    However, when i go to use the internet I get an error message on firefox, saying there is no connection. Clearly the adapter is picking up the signal, but for some reason it won't let me use the internet.

    Anyone know the problem?
    Thanks.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Try these simple tests.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

    NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

    Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    PING <computer_IP_address>

    PING <default_gateway_address>

    PING <dns_servers>

    PING 74.125.45.100

    PING yahoo.com

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

    <computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

    <default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

    <dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.


    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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