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Upgrading from B to G


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Area 51

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I have a wireless B router and I want to upgrade to G, so I bought one. I did everything it said to do but it says limited or no connectivity. I repeated the steps from the manufacturer which is Linksys and still nothing. So I plugged in my B one and it still works, so what do I need to do?
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Hi Area 51, I just noticed the date on your post - sorry for the wait.

Let's get this straight:

*You have a wireless connection B - and all works good.

*You purchase a G router (to replace the B) but cannot get connectivity?

Do your wireless adapters support G capability?
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whats the model name of the G router that you picked up?
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It's a Linksys WRT54G, the other one I have is a Linksys too. I don't know what you mean by wireless adapters.
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you may have to go into the router itself and configure it to work with b and g devices. the wireless adapters means the device in the computer for connecting to wireless. such as the network card that has the antennae out the back of the computer. or a wireless card in a laptop or the laptop may be wireless native and have it built in.

what i need you to do is go to the internet and type in "192.168.1.1" when you get a prompt to log in type in for username: admin and for password: admin unless you have changed theses settings, if you have, type in the username and password that you changed it to. once in go to the wireless tab which is next to setup and security. you will now be in the wireless configuration menu where you will see basic wireless settings. in that field you will see an option to select wireless network mode. click on the box and select "mixed" which will send out wireless "b" and "g" signals so if you do have "b" only devices, it will allow them to connect.

then next thing that will need to be done is if they are b devices, you will want to upgrade them to get the full potential of the new router you got which allows faster speed.

so if you can, get the model names of the wireless card adapters that you have wireless to.
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