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so I am no windows savvy but I am trying to connect my sig rig to the internet via wifi with a PCI Wireless card. the problem is for some reason it wants me to have an ethernet connection instead of a wireless one. How can i bypass this?


This computer used to be connected via ethernet for a while but i have since moved and only have access to the internet wirelessly.
    
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Whats the problem exactly?
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Disable your wired interface for simplicity's sake.
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Disable your wired interface for simplicity's sake.
The problem is my wifi wouldnt show up.

So I went out and bought a new wife adapter. I followed the install steps and midway through following the steps it pops back up showing I have a wifi signal.

Now my only issue is it keeps cutting in and out. I cant download or even load a webpage without it taking forever. On my laptops and tablet I can connect just fine.

I dont know what the issue is but now my connection comes and goes regularly.
    
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Does it pick up wireless network?

- Re-configure network with another name on modem.

- Try manually setting IP and DG on Windows also.
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The problem is my wifi wouldnt show up.

So I went out and bought a new wife adapter. I followed the install steps and midway through following the steps it pops back up showing I have a wifi signal.

Now my only issue is it keeps cutting in and out. I cant download or even load a webpage without it taking forever. On my laptops and tablet I can connect just fine.

I dont know what the issue is but now my connection comes and goes regularly.
What's the connection quality?
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Originally Posted by thedarkknight View Post
so I am no windows savvy but I am trying to connect my sig rig to the internet via wifi with a PCI Wireless card. the problem is for some reason it wants me to have an ethernet connection instead of a wireless one. How can i bypass this?


This computer used to be connected via ethernet for a while but i have since moved and only have access to the internet wirelessly.
did you install the driver for the wireless pci card?

EDIT: you should try reseting your ip adress, or you could try resetting your router and see if that fixes things
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Originally Posted by Uncle Dolans View Post
What's the connection quality?
26-68 percent....for some reason it cahnges and I have no clue why
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillyMako View Post
Does it pick up wireless network?

- Re-configure network with another name on modem.

- Try manually setting IP and DG on Windows also.
To clarify I am not well versed in PC linguistics. If you could elaborate and even tell me how to do this it would help greatly (step by step mind you).

Quote:
Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
did you install the driver for the wireless pci card?

EDIT: you should try reseting your ip adress, or you could try resetting your router and see if that fixes things
again see my above comment


UPDATE:
I spent almost an hour on the phone with netgear customer support. Needless to say I am very frustrated as nothing has changed. The technician wasnt even paying attention as his shift was ending (dont ask me how I know but I was able to verify this).

i am extremely frustrated...I dont know if its because netgear is cheapo or its because I am not running windows 7. Either way...I want this thing up and running in time for the foldathon.
    
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on the lower left hand corner of your computer where the window logo is, click 'start'

then where the search bar is... type in command... you should see the command propt click on that. A black window should pop up.. type in "ipconfig/release" afterwards type in "ipconfig/renew".

Please take note what appears on the screen just in case it doesn't work. After you are done typing the commands in exit out and check to see if your connection is any better
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Quote:
Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
Do irrelevant crap because I'm grasping at straws.

Please take note what appears on the screen just in case it doesn't work. After you are done typing the commands in exit out and check to see if your connection is any better
Please explain how broadcasting a DHCP request will have any effect on the connection itself, or does your avatar sum it up?

Quote:
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The problem is my wifi wouldnt show up.
This should not be the case. You should easily be able to enable/disable your separate wired/wireless connections at will without affecting each other.
Edited by beers - 4/19/11 at 6:28am
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