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Can't connect xp wireless desktop to Linksys BEFW11S4


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I have a Linksys Wireless Access Point ROuter w/ 4 Point Switch model #BEFW11S4. I have a Vista Laptop that is working great with it both wired and wirelessly. I also have an XP desktop with a Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter model #WMP54G. The desktop was successfully accessing the internet when I had it sitting right next to the router when I was originally setting everything up. Once I moved it about 50 feet away to my daughter's bedroom is will not connect. When I show available wireless networks, the network shows up. I can click connect and it asks for my WEP key. I enter that and it tries to connect, but in the end can not. I checked the IP address and this is what I got:

Windows IP Configuration
Host name: Franceen
Primary DNS Suffix:
Node Type: Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled: No
WINS Proxy Enabled: No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State: Media Disconnected
Description: HP EN1207D-TX PCI 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address: 00-10-B5-B7-40-6A

Ethernet Adapter Wireless Network Connection 5:
Media State: Media Disconnected
Description: Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter
Physical Address: 00-16-B6-9C-88-F8

I recently received this computer from a friend. It did not have a slot available for the wireless adapter, so I removed the one with the phone jacks as we don't use them for anything. I installed the wireless adapter in their place. The friend who gave us the computer thought that would be okay (she works with computers). I hope that was okay.

Can you offer any advice?
Thanks in advance!
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Hai,

Try if u can connect to the wireless network without security.Also check for any interference like cordless phones or microwave ovens which work at 2.4Ghz.
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Thank you so much for your help! I disabled the WEP security on the network and can still see the network on the wireless desktop. It states that is unsecured now. I unplugged all our phones as they are 2.4 ghz also. (Do microwave ovens cause problems even when they aren't in use?) I still can't connect to the network though. It shows me the network, I click connect, it tries to connect, and suddenly the wireless network disappears. When I refresh it shows up again, but it still won't connect. Any other ideas? Are there any other things that could interfere with the wireless signal?
Thanks!!
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I don't know where to turn next. Anybody have any ideas?
Thanks!
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