I recently installed a Linksys WG325N router to make life easier for other users in the household. After some assistance form the tech support team everything was fine and, with some machines, continues to be so.
My old Dell Latitude laptop has not been so good however. After a year or so of using open networks in hotels etc, it initially worked well with the linksys router but then developed the following. On starting the machine it would find the the network and establish a connection but then the network icon would appear in the bottom left corner of the screen indicating the 'Network cable is unplugged'; the wireless connection would be lost; the icon would then disappear and the connection would be re-established for a few seconds before the cycle was repeated. Eventually it wouldn't connect at all.
The laptop was inherited from a previous job and had Network Connection 1 set up for the internal ethernet. The icon that appeared when using the wireless network was labled 3 and, when I looked at its properties, was set up to use the Belkin G wireless card but still indicated that the cable wasa unplugged.
The machine runs Windows 2000. Any thoughts on what might be happening and how to correct it will be very welcome. Thanks
I have disabled the original Network connection (#1)but it is the wireless connection (#3) that appears to think a cable should be attached when it is (apparently)set up to use the wireless connection.