I have just bought a Linksys WRT54GS wireless router, to use with a Virgin Media broadband connection. The laptop I am using is an Advent 7109B (Celeron M), with a built Ralink wireless LAN card.
I have installed all router software and believe the router to be working ok. The laptop detects the Linksys network when I view all wireless networks available.
However, when I try to connect it either returns “no network available”, or if it does connect I only get “limited connectivity”, and am unable to connect to the internet. The connection speed is very slow, and this limited connectivity tends to disconnect after a few minutes. The router has a built in firewall, and I have tried disabling the windows firewall to see if that helped the connection, but it had no effect. Not sure if I need to the configure router settings, if so how would I do this?
I have been trying for a while now and beginning to wonder if a very long Ethernet cable would be the answer!!! Grateful for any help anyone may have.
You can ring Lynksys they have what is the best help line I have ever come accross. When I had big troubles with mine, a wag54gs I called them and they would not let me go off line untill I and they were happy and that took about 2 hours. That was a free call to Linksys in India through the number posted for the UK. The number is 0800 026 1418 you then take option 1 on the auto answer system. Go on give it a try, you have notheng to loose and every thing to gain. Migwell