Wirelss card finds network won't connect

July 24, 2009 at 16:16:30
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Netgear WGR614v9 router and I connect 2 computers to it wirelessly. One i use an internal PCI card and it works fine, the other I have tried to us a Netgear WG111v2 USB adapter. The USB adapter installs and shows under the device manager as working properly, but it will not connect to the router. I can even use an old generic wireless b usb adapter on the second computer and it connects fine to the router. I then tried the WG111v2 usb adapter on my main PC, again installed fine but wouldn't connect. Did I get a bad WG111v2 adapter or could something else be causing this problem?

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#1
July 24, 2009 at 16:26:05
Am I correct in assuming that there is no encryption being used? If that's the case, then look at the event viewer for error messages. If you see an error message each time you try to connect, search the error on Google.

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#2
July 24, 2009 at 20:21:48
Correct, no encryption. I opened up event viewer and enabled the USB adapter. After searching for network and seeing my wireless router I clicked connect. Windows then just sits at "Waiting for the network" It eventually times out without connecting. I can go into networking and disable the Netgear USB adapter and enable my PCI adapter and it connects almost instantly to the router.

Event viewer shows nothing when trying to connect the USB adapter, and shows an entry for TCPIP when the PCI adapter connects.

This is on a XP 64-bit system.


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#3
July 25, 2009 at 06:44:06
You would have to restart the event viewer to see the error but by now there should have been some there already. Look at all three log files.

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#4
July 25, 2009 at 07:44:01
I checked all of them and tried restarting event viewer. No errors ever showed.

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#5
July 25, 2009 at 15:45:42
Is Norton or McAfee firewall running? They can cause connection problems.

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#6
July 25, 2009 at 16:07:42
Nope and Nope. At this point the only thing that makes sense to me is either the router doesn't like the new adapter or the adapter just isn't working.

Any other ideas before I RMA this thing?


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#7
July 25, 2009 at 16:13:27
Go ahead with the RMA. Try another brand.

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