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Wireless N Card Adapter

By m_design ·
I have a Linksys wireless cardbus adapter WPC600N. When I connect to a Verizon Wireless FIOS router there is no connection problems. When I connect to a wireless g or b network the laptop will freeze after a few minutes. What's causing this problem and how do I fix it?

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What OS?

by seanferd In reply to Wireless N Card Adapter

did you set up with Wireless Zero, or the Linksys Wireless Network Monitor?

Did you have a look through the user guide?

http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/WPC600N

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Wireless N Card Adapter

by m_design In reply to What OS?

The OS is Windows XP
I've set it up using both the Wireless Zero and the Wireless Network Monitor and yes I have looked through the user guide.
The card should work with wireless a, b, or g router and does not.

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I believe it was mentioned

by seanferd In reply to Wireless N Card Adapter

that there is an update for XP that should be installed if you are using Wireless Zero Config.

"If you have WPA2 wireless security, refer
to Update for Windows XP (KB893357)on the microsoft.com website to be able to connect correctly."

If that doesn't fit your situation, I'm pretty much at a loss. I haven't seen an installation guide, but for some wireless adapters, if you don't follow the sequence of instructions exactly, it won't work properly.

Personally, I'd use the Linsys connect software, as XP is probably not accounting for something between b, g, n, and the encryption types wep, wpa, wpa2. Even if you use it as a diagnostic just to make sure the card is seeing the access point and its config correctly.

The other thing to account for is environmental factors. Can others connect to the wireless b and g networks OK? Is there structural interference? Are you connecting to someone else's wifi by mistake? Is the FIOS wireless at home, and the b and g networks elsewhere?

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by m_design In reply to I believe it was mentione ...

I have used the Linksys connect software and was told by Linksys not to because of memory leaks. The FIOS is at home. I also have a second access point in the house using a wireless g router and the laptop will freeze after 5 minutes. The other g network is at work wich will also cause the computer to freeze. The only resolution I see is to buy a wireless n router assuming it will work with the wireless card adapter. But fat chance I will do that. Linksys should pay for it. But I doubt they will and I doubt they can fix the problem. So much for a company with the resources like Cisco and a company known for networking.

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Oh, nice.

by seanferd In reply to Wireless N Card Adapter

I'd still use the software to check up on the connections, you can go back to not using it later.

Check Old Mycroft's post. He's gotta know more than I do about this.

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Your cited comparison is not tenable ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Wireless N Card Adapter

"When I connect to a *Verizon Wireless FIOS router there is no connection problems. When I connect to a **wireless g or b network the laptop will freeze after a few minutes."

This is an indistinct comparison you are laying down here: * is a NAMED fibre-optic wireless router ~ ** is an indistinct, unnamed, undefined, wireless network with an unknown router.

How many other components proliferate this 'network'?
Does this 'network' have problems before you connect wirelessly?
Is this network set up for multiple simultaneous wireless connections?
Is there a possibility your connection is being terminated by another connection coming along and joining the network after you do?

Is the FIOS router set to run with ONLY one wireless connection?
Is the wireless N card adapter set to a particular CHANNEL, suited to the FIOS router but not the indistinct unnamed b/g connection?

Way too many variables for me, as yet.

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