Wireless B issues?

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Gordian

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im having a bit of a problem, as always. One of my computers, that has a linksys wireless B pci adapter isnt recognizing my network anymore. I know there isnt anything wrong with the internet connection since im able to use this computer, with a wireless g access point. the pci adapter isnt broken it seems, and i dont think moving around the router downstairs would help, since it was working fine at the range it is now a few days ago. Any ideas would be extremely helpful.
 

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Are you saying that when the wireless B adaptor scans it fails to detect your router's wireless (B) signal? If so ...

One way to test the adaptor for functionality, since desktops are not fun to move, would be to move the router beside it and plug it in. You wouldn't have internet, but if the adaptor now detects the signal you would know that the problem is interference, or the signal got weaker (routers get older!).

Any possible sources of interference new in the last few days--something metal placed in the path, 2.4Ghz cordless phone, compressor, microwave, etc.?
 

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thanks for the reply. yup, theres no wireless networks to connect to on the computer, and i connected the computer up next to the router, and it seems to have no connection there either, i guess i should get a new adapter =/ By the way, this may or may not have an affect on the connection, but would pc speakers cause any interference?
 

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Assuming you know that the router is still broadcasting a (B) signal, it does sound like time for a new adaptor.
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I think anything electrical or magnetic has the potential to interfere with radio signals--depending on size, strength and frequency--but I don't think pc speakers cause an interference problem. And if they do, it's probably only when they are in the direct path of the signal.
 
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