February 8, 2005 6:27 PM Subscribe
Wireless Networking: How can I get my Netgear WG311v2 card to connect to my Linksys WRT54G router? It was connected for about a day or so and now, not so much. (more inside)
posted by shinji_ikari to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
I've been trying to keep a desktop PC with a Netgear WG311v2 (802.11g) PCI card connected to my Linksys WRT54G (also 802.11g) router with no success. It was connected for about a day to the router with a connection using WEP (128 bit), but then for no apparent reason dropped the connection and won't reestablish it. It can see my network SSID in both the Windows wireless utility and the Netgear software with decent signal, but won't connect. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the latest drivers and Netgear connection utility software. I've tried explictly setting the router and the card to use only 802.11g or 802.11b rather than mixed mode. I've tried to get the connection with no security, with 128 bit WEP, with MAC address filtering, and with WEP and MAC address filtering at the same time. The whole time I've been able to connect to my network just fine with a Dell laptop with built in 802.11b. The desktop machine with the Netgear card is running WindowsXP SP1, in case that matter. What gives?