Solved Linksys Wifi usb adapter not working

July 16, 2013 at 09:48:53
Specs: Windows XP
Whenever i configure my adapter, i can not make it transmit. it always starts searching for the available wifi signals.

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July 18, 2013 at 07:18:28
I get the feeling the OP is trying to create a wireless network from their PC to connect to with their "mobile" (phone/pad/laptop ??)

If that is the case Subodh I would highly recommend you purchase a wireless SOHO router and plug the internet in to it and the PC in turn, into a LAN port on the router. Create a wireless network and connect your "mobile" to that.

This would serve two purposes.
1) provide protection for all devices behind it (on your LAN) from intrustion
and
2) provide a much easier method for creating a wireless LAN in your home

If you can't/won't or don't want to buy a router then you could try using windows ICS (internet connection sharing) to create the WLAN. If you opt for going that route, there's a ton of guides and tutorials out there that will help you do this.

I would highly recommend buying a SOHO router instead though.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***



#1
July 16, 2013 at 12:18:56
What are you trying to achieve by transmitting and what software are you using to do it?

Did you check the device manual to see how to make it broadcast?

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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July 17, 2013 at 02:27:56
Actually I am trying to use the internet of my Desktop which is through ethernet cable with my mobile via wifi. I am using one wifi USB adapter. But all the times it goes in receiving mode and starts searching for the wifi signals. So how can I use the internet in my mobile through wifi?

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#3
July 17, 2013 at 14:42:17
I fail to see what purpose a WiFi USB adapter serves if you want to connect your mobile phone to the internet.

You need to connect your mobile phone to your wireless router.
A WiFi USB adapter has nothing to do with it.

Use your phone's wireless setup utility to find your network (ie the router's SSID).

Select that network then enter the router's wireless encryption key (if it has one) into your phone.

After a few seconds your phone should connect to the router and allow you to connect to the internet on it.

Obviously, your mobile phone must have built-in wireless capability and a web browser installed.


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July 18, 2013 at 07:18:28
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I get the feeling the OP is trying to create a wireless network from their PC to connect to with their "mobile" (phone/pad/laptop ??)

If that is the case Subodh I would highly recommend you purchase a wireless SOHO router and plug the internet in to it and the PC in turn, into a LAN port on the router. Create a wireless network and connect your "mobile" to that.

This would serve two purposes.
1) provide protection for all devices behind it (on your LAN) from intrustion
and
2) provide a much easier method for creating a wireless LAN in your home

If you can't/won't or don't want to buy a router then you could try using windows ICS (internet connection sharing) to create the WLAN. If you opt for going that route, there's a ton of guides and tutorials out there that will help you do this.

I would highly recommend buying a SOHO router instead though.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#5
July 21, 2013 at 05:03:04
I totally agree with what Curt R's comments, get a soho wireless router and set up a simple wireless network, after that connect mobile devices or PCs to it to access Internet is much convenient approach.

If you need more ideas, you could take a look on this wireless network setup tutorial.

Hope this helps.


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