Sunday, August 03, 2008

Wireless Mastered!

I recently split up my two computers at home. One upstairs and one down. I decided to set up a wireless network. It has been frustrating. I ended buying a new wireless router and a new wireless network card. I did get a better signal, but my wireless machine would not connect automatically.

The solution that finally worked was to disable the LinkSys software managing the network card. Use Windows to manage the connection.

Right click on your network adapter and choose view available network connections. From that screen pick the manage preferred networks. You get the follow dialogs. Manually enter the SSID and other information like your wireless router has them. Bingo, my wireless machine connects automatically, every time.

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