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Wireless Connectivity

Discussion in 'Networking' started by nkuser, Dec 22, 2012.

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  1. nkuser

    nkuser Thread Starter

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    Have a Dell Dimension 5100. With a Netgear WG111v2 wireless adaptor. The wireless connection started failing about 1 week ago (router is fine as other wired and wireless internet connections work well). Erratically, the wireless connection will restore and then disconnect again. Mostly it won't connect wirelessly (wired ethernet connection is fine...but i'm running 50 feet of Cat5 cable for this).

    I just today started getting a the following message in a box under the WG111v2 heading: "Open Settings.rtf file failed!" --but i can just click OK a couple of times and seems to have no consequence.

    Also, the printer (HP 6980 desk jet) connected to PC via USB, sometimes is not recognized by the PC. This is usally fixed thru a reboot.
    I run AVG anti-virus and Malwarebytes spyware and both say all is OK.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. CLCS

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    Try uninstalling your wireless adapter in device manager then rebooting your computer and reinstall it.
     
  3. nkuser

    nkuser Thread Starter

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    cannot uninstall the wireless adaptor. The uninstall shield loads for about 1 second then disappears. I've tried this using device manager as well as from the start menu instructions using the Smart wizard. I'm thinking maybe this "Open settings .rtf file failed" is preventing the uninstalling of this program. Now what?
     
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