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jrsummersill

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:tazz: Hi,

I just got DSL service through Sprint, which works fine. However I took a generic wireless 802.11b PCMCIA card, that I had from a while back and purchased a Linksys wrt54g wireless router so that I could have my laptop hook up to the net in my room. I seemed to install the router just fine and even configured the card in my laptop (it recognizes my ssid and hex key code and shows a strong signal strength), but when I click on the internet explorer icon it either say this page cannot be displayed or says it is offline. I did make sure that the router is configured to either 802.11b or 802.11g. I seemed to have a very brief moment of service when I first hooked it up, but that was only one time. I am pretty computer literate. if anyone has any suggestions I would sure appreciate it.

Jenny
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brianmil0923

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Depending on how old the PCMCIA card is, you may have to get a new one. One of the things that is a real pain with wireless is the firmware upgrades that have to be done. The PCMCIA card will more than likely need a firemware upgrade in order to work with the LinkSys WRT54G router..


The other thing you may want to try is detailed in the following Article
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