No connection to Linksys router with D-Link wireless card

Discussion in 'Networking & Internet' started by ehren, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. ehren


    Dec 26, 2007
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    I'm running a frankenputer built on an ASUS Socket 939 A8N-SLI Premium board. PC Crashed, bought Vista, installed it. D-Link DWL-520 wireless PCI adapter in the box, router downstairs is a Linksys draft N.

    Connected fine with this gear when running XP. Connects fine still on other computers (how i'm typing this).

    At first assumed it was the unsecured network - i'm not concerned with encryption where i live. went into router settings, put shared WEP encryption with the passkey "lakes," returning the 10 digit hex key "0DE68CB9C6." Used this key with the laptop I'm on - worked swimmingly. Tried it with desktop with freshly installed vista - connected briefly, maybe 2 minutes - then stopped working.

    At this point, with or without encryption on the network, the wireless signal is SOMETIMES recognized, but never able to be connected to. Generic Message: Windows cannot connect to [network name].

    Is there any way to resolve this? And will I never be able to connect to an unsecured network? I'm a big boy, I don't need microsoft restricting the networks that i may access.

    thanks in advance,

    ehren, Dec 26, 2007
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  2. ehren


    Sep 26, 2005
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    Does your router have the ability to turn off the N and put it in G mode? I suggest you try this.
    Jason, Dec 28, 2007
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