Hi. I recently installed my PCI card and wireless router. I managed to get that network running.
But now i'm trying to bring my old computer into the network.
I've installed the PCI card into the slot and installed the drivers and wireless LAN utility. But for some reason it cannot detect any network/router. It is quite far away from the router and through a few walls. Could this be the problem?
The thing is that the other computer is for my sister so i cannot permanently move it to my room.
I just want to add that i checked my device manager and it clearly states that my PCI card is INSTALLED and WORKING. The drivers have definitely been installed and the utility also has.
When i set it up with my other computer before, what happened was that in the bottom right(the system tray?) there was a little signal indicator. This would obviously indicate whether the signal was strong or weak or non exisitent. But nevertheless, it was and have always been there.
After installing the hardware and software for my pci card, that little indicator has not appeared.
It is more than likely that the distance and the walls are your problem, especially if any of the walls are stuctural walls.If you really want to go wi-fi then you may have to invest in a couple of wireless access points.
Thanks. I just tried it in the same room and it makes no difference. When i open up the wireless configuration utility it says that the wireless network adapter is not connected. But i am absolutely certain that my pci card is installed.
I tried 'scanning' for the network but nothing was detected.
I mean i'm pretty sure that its supposed to automatically detect right?
I've already got one desktop connected to the wireless router(3com adsl router-Uber) so i dont really understand why it doesnt work.......
Might you be best in making this new connection with a cable first whilst they're in the same room? This seems to ring a bell in my mind as to the recommended set up procedure in my manual when I went wireless a while back.
Maybe go to a restore point if you're on XP with the other PC you're trying to set up and do it yet again using a cable to ensure that the connection is solid? I am I admit slightly unsure myself on how to do this...maybe others could interject? Might you need to enter a WEP key to open the connection finally also?