Apr 07

Cannot install Wireless card

Due to the fact that you have attempted to install the drivers for the wireless adapter, the device manager might be holding multiple copies of the drivers which might be preventing the drivers from being loaded properly. In order to address the problem, please do the following:

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Step 1: If the computer has a built-in ethernet adapter, please make sure that you disable it.

Step 2: Boot into safe mode (press F8 during bootup). Once in safe mode, access the device manager (right-click my computer, left-click properties, left-click on the hardware tab, left-click on device manager). Expand the network adapters category and determine if there are multiple copies of the driver. If so, please uninstall them one by one until they are removed completely.

Step 3: Go to Control Panel, Add/Remove programs, and uninstall the D_Link configuration utility.

Step 4: At this point, restart the laptop and eject the wireless card. If you have a PCI adapter, do not reboot or remove the adapter.

Step 5 Make sure that there are no background utilities running such as antivirus, crash guard, or firewall. If so, please disable them.

Step 6: Run the installation CD in order to install the drivers for the wireless adapter.

Step 7: If you have a laptop, shutdown the computer and install the adapter. Turn on computer and Windows should install the drivers.

If you have a PCI adapter, reboot the computer and Windows should install the drivers.

No wireless signal

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Move the antennas of the access point or wireless router into an L shape (one vertically, and one horizontally). The click on the Refresh button on the Site Survey screen. If the computer still does not see the Access Point. Then try moving your Access Point closer to the Computer. Then click on the Refresh button again. If the computer does not see the Access Point still, then try moving the computer so it is not flush with the wall. Move all things that may cause interference with the wireless signal.

Open the D-Link Wireless Utility, and select Site Survey. Select the Wireless Network you wish to connect to and then select the Connect button.

If you still cannot get a wireless connection power cycle the network.
1- Turn the Computer off
2- Turn the Access Point off
3- Turn the Access Point on
4- Wait 30 seconds
5- Turn Computer back on

Using the AirPlus utility reconnect to the Access Point:
1- Double click on the bar graph icon in the system tray
2- Select the Site Survey Link
3- Highlight the SSID of your wireless network and click connect
4- Click OK if all the settings are correct

If My network is not showing in Site Survey?
1- Double click on the bar graph in the system tray
2- Select the Configuration link
3- Type in the SSID and all other values that are on the Access Point
4- Click Apply

Using the Windows XP built in Zero Configuration (2.20 drivers)
1- Right click on the two computer monitor icons in the system tray
2- Highlight the SSID of you wireless network in the Available Networks box
3- Click connect

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Jan 31

D-Link announced the launch of its Compact Wireless N USB Adapter, billed as the world’s smallest, and prepares to ship its first 802.11n Wi-Fi router with 3×3 MIMO technology.

Networking solutions provider D-Link announced the launch of their Compact Wireless N USB Adapter (DWA-121), which the company claims is the world’s smallest wireless USB adapter. About the size of a dime, the DWA-121 adapter connects a laptop or desktop computer to a Wi-Fi network at up to six times the speed and three times the coverage of a wireless G connection, and uses 802.11n wireless technology to help maximize the speed and range of the wireless signal, with speeds up to 150Mbps uplink/downlink data rate. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.

The company also announced it is preparing to ship its first 802.11n Wi-Fi router with 3×3 MIMO technology that uses three distinct data streams to enable “extremely fast” data transfer rates with speeds up to 450 megabits per second. The Switchable Dual Band Router (DIR-665) – the first wireless router to receive Connect with Intel Centrino Ultimate-N certification, is expected to ship in the first quarter of this year, D-Link said. The speed is made possible by the Marvell 88W8366/88W8063 3×3 chipset, which supports multi-stream 802.11n technology for increased data throughput. The DIR-665 incorporates the Marvell Total Solution featuring the 88F6281 CPU, running at 1 GHz, 88E6171R Gigabit Ethernet switch and power management ports in-addition to the industry’s first 3×3 chipset.

“D-Link has a proven track record of delivering revolutionary networking products that provide consumers with the best possible home networking experience,” said Partho Mishra vice president and general manager of the embedded and emerging business unit for the communications and consumer business group at Marvell. “Marvell’s 3×3 solution enables D-Link’s customers to create home networks with reliable high-bandwidth wireless links to surf the web, share files, play networked games and stream HD video with the increasing number of WiFi enabled consumer devices in the market such as smart phones, e-book readers and HD television sets, a segment that Marvell has pioneered ”

The router offers both wide area and local area network (WAN/LAN) gigabit ports, SharePort for printer sharing capability, switchable dual-band 2.4 and 5 gigahertz performance, three antennas and D-Link Green technology, which saves power through Wi-Fi scheduling and eco-friendly port activity and cable detection techniques.

“Intel has worked closely with D-Link and Marvell to test interoperability with Intel’s next generation of wireless adapters. When paired with our new Intel Ultimate-N WiFi Link 6300 multi-stream 802.11n adapter, the new wireless router from D-Link provides outstanding throughput and performance” said Alexander Quach, Intel’s director of wireless marketing. “The D-link DIR-665 router meets our new Ultimate-N tier of Connect with Intel Centrino interoperability, offering the performance required for data intensive applications such as streaming rich media throughout your home.”

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