wireless connection

  lakeman 19:53 22 Feb 2011

had problems with my pc(philips freeline ls2100 with pentium 4 3.4ghz 1gb ram running win xp media centre edition )problems mostly software so a system restore sorted that out apart from the wireless connection via a ralink rt 2500 lan card.. prob is it says its non operational and in need of a new ssid name which i gave it. using windows connection wizard still no internet..in device manager it says the lan card is enabled and working .. any ideas please

  lakeman 20:42 22 Feb 2011

could you respond guys if only to tell me ive not made myself clear

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:48 22 Feb 2011

Check in device manager for exclamation or question marks against the lan card.

Not sure why a lan card needs a ssid a wireless card does?

Are you trying to connect by wire or wireless?

  woodchip 22:58 22 Feb 2011

The Lan card needs the SSID from the Router Wireless Setup page putting into the Connection wizard settings before it will connect, you also need the Encryption key for the Wireless to work.

Fruit Bat /\0/\
think the lan card is a dual purpose wireless and cable card. Like in a Laptop
click here

  Ashrich 23:34 22 Feb 2011

The Ralink RT2500 is only a wireless card as far as I am aware .

Don't bother using the Windows connection wizard , just double click on the wireless icon on the task bar , scan for networks , select your one and put the security key in ( twice for XP ) and click on connect .


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