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Wireless B or G ?

where do I look in my new laptop to see if it has B or G ? Ive been told that thats why I cant connect. Let me be accurate - its found the network but its signal strength is very low even though its sitting on the same table as the router.My router is a B and my wireless card could be a G ?? Sound accurate??

Is my only option going and buying a new G router if thats the case?

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where do I look in my new laptop to see if it has B or G ? Ive been told that thats why I cant connect. Let me be accurate - its found the network but its signal strength is very low even though its sitting on the same table as the router.My router is a B and my wireless card could be a G ?? Sound accurate??

Is my only option going and buying a new G router if thats the case?

doesn't sound right. If your router is G it should accept b cards as well. Otherwise it's just a card. Cards are cheap

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doesn't sound right. If your router is G it should accept b cards as well. Otherwise it's just a card. Cards are cheap

dang....I'm turned around. If your reuter is B make sure your card is B. If not, just get a new card

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Sometime changing the channel

helps.
You could have interferance from a 2.4Ghz phone

What brand of Laptop
What brand of card?
What brand of Router
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clarification

Router is 15 months old and B
Card in old HP laptop is B
*Im assuming* that the new card inside my Dell is G but I dont know where to look to see if it is

So G will find a B card but a B router wont find a G card right?

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Sometime changing the channel

helps.
You could have interferance from a 2.4Ghz phone

What brand of Laptop
What brand of card?
What brand of Router
oh man what a can of worms...

Linksys router and old card

Inside the new Dell..who knows

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G cards can connect to B and G routers.

G routers can connect to B and G cards if the setting is turned on to see both.
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update the firmware of the router.
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update the firmware of the router.
I cant

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I cant

yes you can. Just go to the setup screens for the router. You know that ip you punched in to your web browser? from there it should be an option.

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update the firmware of the router.
+1. Pay someone to comeover and lock things down. Don't want little Johny snooping yur network, stealing your bandwidth. That board member who is the computer expert/real estate expert should be able to help.

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B is 11mbps and G is 54 mbps. If your router is B then your computer wireless connection will be at 11mbps no matter if you have a B or G card. You might want to look up your router manual to help you connect to your router. Also look for online help with your particular router or card.
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Note: Not all G access points are B compatible.

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Mike, you need to turn the lights on and off 3 times in the garage, then try it.
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I'm thinking that maybe the onboard card on your Dell is defective? Between myself and my mother, we have both Dell a/b/g and b/g cards, and both computers can connect to an old Linksys 802.11b router she has without issue. Mine has been used with Cisco 802.11a,b,and g equipment at work and Belkin and Linksys equipment at various other locations. All have worked without issue.

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does the ip your setting up on the reuter match the laptop?

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does the ip your setting up on the reuter match the laptop?
I think it does?
I have no idea Brian, please provide the info to check

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I'm thinking that maybe the onboard card on your Dell is defective? Between myself and my mother, we have both Dell a/b/g and b/g cards, and both computers can connect to an old Linksys 802.11b router she has without issue. Mine has been used with Cisco 802.11a,b,and g equipment at work and Belkin and Linksys equipment at various other locations. All have worked without issue.
that really isnt what I wanted to hear Mike

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it's not working because your neighbors router is too far away.


did you unplug and reset the router ?
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Also make sure that the wireless on teh laptop is turned on. Some laptops with built in wireless have an on/off switch either mechanical or in teh control panel. What Dell model laptop do you have?

Also make sure you have the SSID set up in teh laptops wireless configuration area. My laptop doesnt liek to let the wireless work (mine uses pcmcia cards) if the ehternet port is still active so that has to be disabled before I use wireless.
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you guys are telling me all of these things to check out or look at or turn on without instructions how to accomplish there tasks. I apprecaite your thoughts but I cant try any of them except for Tonys and to my surprise that wasnt the issue.

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you guys are telling me all of these things to check out or look at or turn on without instructions how to accomplish there tasks. I apprecaite your thoughts but I cant try any of them except for Tonys and to my surprise that wasnt the issue.


If only you had some guy living up there in your town that was a computer expert




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it's not working because your neighbors router is too far away.


did you unplug and reset the router ?
Although this sounds silly, it is possible. You did reset the router, right?

Also, sometimes those dell cards will lock on to a different network than they should. If you open up the utility, how many SSID's show up? I'll try to get a screenshot to show you at work.

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Mike,
Does your wireless setup look like the picture that I have attatched here, or do you have XP handling it?
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