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Wireless Router

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    SirDentposted 6 years ago

    I bought a new wireless router yesterday and can't figure outhow to get my Desktop to work on the wirelss network. The router is a Belkin N Wireless Router and I also bought a Belkin N Wireless USB card for the desktop.

    When I install the drivers and try to find the wireless connection I get an error saying the drivers aren't installed properly. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    1. Write at Home profile image60
      Write at Homeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I just got the exact same router a couple of weeks ago. I had a little difficulty setting it up as well - but the problems were actually with my cable modem, which had a battery backup which had to be removed first so that it could should down completely before rebooting up. Sounds like your problem might be with the USB card, however. Does your computer show the modem connection on your wireless list?

  2. TheGlassSpider profile image81
    TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago

    I have a laptop and had a similar problem when I installed a new router. Do you have a little button on top of your keyboard that has a satellite symbol on it?

    On mine when you press that button it sets it to connect wirelessly...If that doesn't help, I'm all done up sad

    Good Luck!!

    1. harryinc profile image61
      harryincposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That satellite button is to enable/disable your wireless connection smile

  3. TheGlassSpider profile image81
    TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago

    OH! Can you connect with an Ethernet cord? If you can get online you might be able  to search their website for up-to-date drivers, install them, and try to connect with the new router again.

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      SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have an ethernet cord attached to it to go online, but I would like to do away with it. We have two laptops and one desktop in this house. The laptops are not a problem.

      I will check and see what I can find on their website. Thanks for the help. smile

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image81
        TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well...you're very welcome smile...but I wouldn't thank me until something I said was actually helpful...LOL wink

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          sinnerboyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey TGS, can you help me with this question:

          Do I need a wireless adapter for a desktop if I'm setting up a wireless network and can still use my ethernet cable directly to wireless router? I only want to use wireless access to my new laptop.

          1. TheGlassSpider profile image81
            TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hmmm...I'm not entirely sure what you're asking here. Can you be more clear?

            First, do you want wireless connectivity for your desktop or laptop? Are you saying that you have both and you want the desktop to be connected to the router via the Ethernet cable, but that you want wireless connectivity with the laptop?

            Second, when you say "can still use my Ethernet cable directly to wireless router" what do you mean--is the Ethernet cable connected to the router, then to your desktop, or what?

            In general, if the computer you have does not come equipped with wireless connectivity, you will need a wireless adapter. But I understand that most of the newer computers usually come equipped with it.

            I'm sorry if that's not very helpful.

  4. sunforged profile image70
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    Turn off PC.

    Power down cable modem make sure it doesnt have a battery backup, if it does take that out for a minute so the modem is forced to refresh.

    power off new router.

    power on cable modem, power on router, power on pc

    run local wireless wizard on windows or use software wizard that came with your new hardware

    usually, this IP is used to configure a belkin router


    Paste that into your browser window

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    Justine76posted 6 years ago

    Im glad this is here, Ill be getting a router soon...
    thanks everybody!!

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    SirDentposted 6 years ago

    Here is what I did. I installed the wireless card on my laptop and it works. Now the question is: "How do I get it to install properly on the desktop?"

    My laptop I am using has Vista as the OS. The other laptop has Windows 7 and the desktop also has Windows 7.

    1. IzzyM profile image85
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You said you're getting an error saying the driver aren't installed properly.
      Have you tried uninstalling the new drivers, before reinstalling them again?

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        SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes I did uninstall them before I tried again.

  7. Greg Cremia profile image59
    Greg Cremiaposted 6 years ago

    While you are setting up your wireless router make sure you change the password they provide to something very hard to crack. The password provided is not secure. Use random upper and lower case letters along with a couple of numbers and symbols.

    There are viruses out there which will load themselves onto your wireless router and then they are very hard to get rid of making your computer a part of the robot network used by spammers.

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      SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I set a pretty hardcore password. Thanks for the advice.

      1. harryinc profile image61
        harryincposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This has nothing to do with the router, battery or cable. The message says that drivers are not installed means the drivers you have installed are either not installed properly which is not the case because you have uninstalled and reinstalled them.  The problem here is that the drivers you are installing are not supported. You need to check the right drivers for your card which will support Windows Vista. I can try and look for the drivers for you if ou can provide the exact details of the wireless card...like name, model etc.