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Wireless Linksys ae1000 adapter not connecting!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ComputerGeek24, Jul 5, 2012.

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  1. ComputerGeek24

    ComputerGeek24 Thread Starter

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    I got this wireless Linksys ae1000 adapter about 3 weeks ago on amazon and it worked fine for 2 weeks by connecting to the Internet and it had excellent connection then it stopped detecting my network. I tried updating it with the Cd and it said it was up to date. The computer is a Compaq presario and is about 14 years old. I looked in device manager and there were no ?s or !s in adapters. Please help!
     
  2. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    can we see the device manager screen shot and ipconfig /all - see below
    can you connect by a cable to the router and does it work
    14years - whats the windows version ?

    the following applies to XP, Vista and Win7 - so if you are running windows 98 - ignore and post a reply with windows version


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    Device Manager
    Post back the results in device manager
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
    Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

    how to access device manager for different windows versions
    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm

    windows key and pause Key should open to allow device manager to be seen,
    on a laptop you may need to use windows key + FN key + Pause Key

    if this does not work then

    Windows 7 or Vista
    Click on the Start Orb
    In the Start Search box type
    device manager and then press enter

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    Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
    windows 7
    start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager


    network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
    are there any ! ? or X


    post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

    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 ("Go Advanced" button) and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
    Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot

    Or if you are using Vista/Windows 7 you can use the "snipping tool" which is found in
    Start> All programs> Accessories> Snipping Tool
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    ipconfig /all
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

    We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

    In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

    Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

    ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

    It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

    Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
    to do that:
    From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
    all the text will be highlighted
    Next
    From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
    Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste
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  3. ComputerGeek24

    ComputerGeek24 Thread Starter

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    Here is the IPCONFIG:
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    Windows IP Configuration

    Host name ........... : TYLER-9E74637
    Primary Dns Suffix.............. :
    IP routing enabled............. : no
    Wins proxy enabled............ : no

    Ethernet adapter wireless connection 6:

    Media state........... : media disconnected
    Description............ : Monkeys AE1000
    Physical Address....... : 98-FC-11-C4-04-AC
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  4. ComputerGeek24

    ComputerGeek24 Thread Starter

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    There doesn't seem to be a way for me to use cables either
     
  5. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    All you have shown is the AE1000 wireless adapter

    what windows version and service pack level?
     
  6. ComputerGeek24

    ComputerGeek24 Thread Starter

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    Windows XP Service pack 3
    Did you want me to show the hidden devices?
     

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  7. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    can we see an xirrus screen shot

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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
    Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.


    http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
    Direct link to the program is here http://wpc.475a.edgecastcdn.net/00475A/XirrusWiFiInspectorSetup.1.2.0.exe

    {If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

    Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
    if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

    Run the program

    A user guide is available here http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector/xirruswifiinspectorguide1-2-0.aspx

    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 ("Go Advanced" button) and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
    Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot

    Or if you are using Vista/Windows 7 you can use the "snipping tool" which is found in
    Start> All programs> Accessories> Snipping Tool

    Note:
    For a reliable (or robust as the Xirrus user guide says) wireless connection you need a signal of about -70 dBm or better.

    If you are using the Mac OS then use http://www.istumbler.net/
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  8. TerryNet

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    What firewall or security suite is, or ever was, on the system?
     
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