wireless problem

  denis93 09:31 04 Feb 2008

i have an actiontec router on a xp home pc,and i have a philips snu5600 wireless adaptor on my xp laptop,when trying to get the laptop to connect to the internet i get message usb2.0wlan not installed.
i know for a fact as my laptop is about 5 years old i dont have usb 2.0 in my laptop.
what can i do,surley i dont have to have usb.2.0 in my laptop to connect to the internet.

  howard64 09:59 04 Feb 2008

if your adaptor is usb2 then it probably will not work with usb1 and you will have to get a usb2 device to fit to your laptop. I do not know if they make a usb device that can plug into a usb1 port and give a usb2 port out. The desktop equivalent is a pci card with usb2 output.

  bjh 10:14 04 Feb 2008

A usb1.1 socket will quite happily run a range of USB 2.0 wireless adaptors. I have a BlueNext, Safecom and Zyxel 2.0 USB pens all work from a 1.1 socket.

The message sounds more like a driver error message... maybe?

You should have a driver disk. Try uninstalling the software, and reinstalling BEFORE connecting the pen to the computer.

The only other thing I could suggest is that the wireless adaptor is getting insufficient power... have you got masses of other USB kit attached?

  denis93 10:57 04 Feb 2008

thank you both,got it working,but cannot connect to my actiontec router.

  cream. 11:25 04 Feb 2008

Do you have a monitor icon to the right in your task bar. If you do, right click it and scan for networks. If it finds yours, select it and connect.

You may have to put in a code if it's security enabled and it SHOULD be.

  denis93 16:08 04 Feb 2008

got connected,but i dont know how to security enable it.

  cream. 18:55 04 Feb 2008

What is the model number of the Actiontec router?

  denis93 19:00 04 Feb 2008

action router gt701-wru

  cream. 19:09 04 Feb 2008

Is it one of these?
click here

  denis93 19:15 04 Feb 2008

yes the one on the left

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:29 04 Feb 2008

click here
look at frequently asked questions and user manual

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