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here is a topic that was posted in hardware, maybe you guys here know something about this??

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OK, I'm new to networking, but I didn't count on this thing being as big of a problem as this. I ordered this USB router/ap/bride/station device made by SoftGate to act as a router so I could connect my laptop to the Internet anywhere in the house. It has built-in 802.11b networking, BIOS and Freespire both say it's made by Cisco, an Aironet card. Anyway, I follow the instructions provided by SoftGate to install the router and Freespire to link it to a wireless network, but I'm stuck where I started. I check the settings in SoftGate's program, and it says it starts in station mode. What's worse is that XP keeps thinking that the USB device is a receiver instead of a router, so I have a software conflict somewhere, I think.

So I'm asking for help and advice in this issue. Did I make a bad buy? Should I just consider buying a standard wireless router or can I make this work? Please help respond ASAP, please!!!


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im having the exact same problem!! I was able to get my laptop to recognize the signal, and it retrieved my desktop's ip address, but i got no internet activity out of it. Can someone please help us understand how this USB wireless router works?? Here's a link to what we're talking about...

http://cgi.ebay.com/...2QQcmdZViewItem
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This is probably a stupid question, but how are you getting the Internet signal into your box? From the modem I mean?
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ummm....via ethernet cable to my tower?
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And you get no Internet connection even from a direct cable connection to the modem?

Please post the results of:

Start > Run > Type CMD, hit enter > Type IPCONFIG

Then post what it says.
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