Netgear wireless network card can't see router

  andy625 13:45 03 Oct 2005

We currently have a DG834T router set up on broadband connection. This is connected by a network cable to an IBM laptop, and we also have another P2 laptop connected using a wireless PCMIA adapter, the existing two machines work fine.
I installed the WG311T into the additional machine Saturday, and initially had trouble getting the machine to recognise that there was a physical card in the PCI slot. I had previously installed a soundblaster cound card prior to the network card. After some experimenting, I established that the network card would register and instal only if the sound card was removed.

I currently have the network card installed, which can pick up my wireless network and says that the signal is ok. In the connection properties it quotes figures for data sent, but nothing is being received.

I have tried downloading and installing later drivers, however during the installation procedure for the new drivers, it always asks for the original cd, and doesn't seem to instal the later driver. I have currently reverted to uninstalling everything and reinstalling the drivers on the cd supplied.

I have tried running the windows network setup wizard numerous times, to no avail. Neither of the other 2 machines can see the new machine, and the new machine cannot see either of the other two machines.

On the new machine the wireless indicator is showing green but I can't connect to anything. I can't see the internet except with a dialup using my bluetooth adapter and bluetooth modem which I've installed after the network card. I used this to download an updated file for the network card using windows update, however this made no difference.

Do you think that I need to do something to the router to get it to see the new machine? If not I'd really appreciate some help. I spent all day yesterday trying everything I can think of.


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