Wireless Network Adapter Installation

  Flashkiwi 15:05 05 Jul 2008

Hi all,

I recently joined O2 Broadband and have experienced a fair few problems with setting everything up.

My computer does not have wireless capability built in and so I cannot use a CAT5 ethernet cable to connect and must use a wireless adapter.

Adapter in question is: Sweex LW053 Wireless LAN USB 2.0 adapter 54 mbps.

It says in the manual that I have to put in the adpater to a USB and then insert installation disc. Then it should take me through installation process/'found new hardware' etc.

Nothing happens however and when I go to My Computer there is no mention of a wireless adapter or other piece of hardware in the USB.

Any ideas as to how I can install it?


  ambra4 17:05 05 Jul 2008

Do you mean the computer do not have a LAN card that is why you cannot use an Ethernet cable?

All you need is a Lan card and install on the motherboard using one of the PCI slot

It is strongly recommended by All router suppliers that you use a physically connected cable
to the Router via a Ethernet RJ45 cable for router setup.

Using a wireless connected computer for setup is Not recommended to access wireless router setup at any time

Belkin Desktop Network PCI Card network adapter

click here

Try installing the software first and than plug in the USB Wireless Adapter

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