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By Calvin T Sun ·
I would appreciate any help in solving a wireless connection problem. I am using a Microsoft MN-520 wireless card to connect to a D-Link wireless broadband router. My computer is running XP.

The wireless connection has been fine until recently. Now, however, I am unable to connect to the internet via the wireless card. Both the "Wireless" and "Power" lights are on. In addition, the card DOES "see" the SSID of my network. The signal strength varies from "good" to "excellent."

However, the IP address of the card is some "oddball" address, and is unrelated to the IP address of the router/gateway. In fact, the card doesn't even recognize the gateway. Nor can I ping my router successfully using the wireless connection.

If I connect via ethernet cable to this same router, though, everything is fine (I can connect to the internet and I can ping the router). Also, my wife's wireless connection is fine.

The "ad hoc connection" box in Windows is UNCHECKED, because I AM using a wireless access point.

Thanks for any help.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Help with wireless connec ...

Try the obvious completely uninstall and reinstall the device.
If no go, you may want to have the card checked if under warranty.

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by stroke311 In reply to Help with wireless connec ...

I have had the same problem. I solved it by turning off my fire wall. after the connection was established I turned the fire wall back on and I have had no problems sense. Hopes this helps, Frank

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