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You dont need your wireless adapter to setup your laptop however if you are going to setup or use your laptop to connect to a wireless connection you need your wireless adapter
on Apr 22, 2017
I have brand new sony
That is very strange, have you tried changing the security settings on the router, just disabling any WEP / WPA passwords that are on the device, making the network open temporarily? I assume you have reset the router, but if not definitely try that.
Let me know, does it work when the network is unsecured? It could be a certificate issue on the laptop side, and this would confirm it...
Thanks, just reply here and I can help further,
on Oct 26, 2010
Took my laptop in to
If you need the driver files for this adapter, you may find it here: http://kb.netgear.com/app/
As you have not mentioned the model number, i couldn't post a specific answer. This will help you only if the adapter is getting detected as soon as you plug-in with no installations. It would say "Found New Hardware" If this doesn't show on your laptop, check with another laptop for fault in the adapter. If the adapter seems to work, then check in your device manager and make sure that the port for plugging this adapter is properly installed. If you have Win Vista or Win 7, you may try updating drivers for the port and it should mostly work else, if you find that the port is not properly installed, also, you are not able to install it as i instructed, you may have to take it back to the computer vendor and check with them. It may be an installation issue.
For further clarifications, please revert!
Thanks for asking,
Arvind S Iyer
on Sep 28, 2010
Hello. My NetGear wireless adapter
Hi, follow the steps below to configure settings on the concerned computer:
1. Right click on My Computer icon and go to Manage.
2. Go to Services then go to Service and Applications.
3. Double click on Wireless Zero Configuration.
4. Change the Start Up Type to Automatic and click on Apply.
5. Click on Start and press OK to close the window.
6. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
7. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
8. Go to the 'Wireless Networks' tab.
9. Check the option 'Use Windows to Configure this Wireless Connection' and click 'OK'.
Now please perform the following instructions to connect to the wireless network:
1. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
2. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
3. Click on the 'wireless network' astab.
4. Under Preferred networks if you see any name in the list then highlight the name and click remove. Click OK.
5. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'View Available Networks'.
6. Look for the SSID (aka Network Name) of the Wireless router or access point.
7. Highlight thee SSID from the list that you want to connect to.
8. Type the security Key here and click on the 'Connect' button.
9. You should have successfully established a wireless network connection.
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.
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on Sep 23, 2009
Lost the disk
you should be able to get the driver from www.netgear.com
. In the support section. Download straight to disc so you always have it handy and then normal install - think you will have to unzip files first if I remember rightly
on May 01, 2009
Can't see any wireless networks in the area, but I know there are many
Can your other laptop see the laptop with the problem.
First check that it is being given an IP address in your router and set to obtain IP address automatically.
You may need to give the wireless card an ip address and DNS address yourself within the same range as the others; this way you know the addresses are correct.
Just check that your problem laptop has the same network group name, right click my computer>properties>computer name and check the workgroup name is tha same as rest of your pc's.
Keep trying you'll win in the end!
on Feb 25, 2009
Unless you get into the configuration of the router, you don't have to worry about 'messing' anything up... you just need to know the SSID (the name of the wifi connection they configured) and the password, if it is protected with WEP or WAP... just install the card into the laptop with the proper drivers, and use either the utility that came with the laptop (turn off the Windows Wireless Config in your services.msc) or use Windows Wireless Config Utility to access (find) the SSID of her router..
Let us know if you need further info...
on Nov 21, 2007
Enable nighthawk 5g on laptop
Your wireless adapter, the one in your laptop, the laptop we know nothing about because... well who knows why you would withhold that vital bit of information, all I can do is speculate, and speculation is usually counter-productive, and I answer questions on this board to be productive, so what I am getting around to say is that the aforementioned wireless adapter, the one in your laptop, needs to be 5 GHz capable. I would know this if you cared to tell us what make and model of laptop you have as opposed to just the router which we know is 5 GHz capable because you told us. Of course, by posting in the Wireless Network Adapter forum, you can assume that we can look at your post and inherently know all the information about your problem because we are "experts".
on Apr 23, 2014
Netgear wna1100 can't get it to get tronger signal
This is a simple, USB based network interface card (NIC). There's little to be changed as it is built with tiny surface mount devices that can not dissipate heat nearly as well standard through hole components can. Boosting voltages, etc will only shorten the life of the device.
Locating the NIC closer to the WiFi source will improve throughput of the device. If this is not possible, increasing the height or physically reorienting it may provide some gain. The easiest way to do this is to purchase a simple USB cable that will connect to the computer's USB poert and accept the WNA1100 on the other. These cables are often available at electronics and computer stores in 3, 6 and 12 or more foot lengths for under $20 (and significantly less online). I would not purchase or connect lengths greater than 15 feet, as this is the maximum length supported by the USB standard without some sort of active repeater built in to the receiving end. By placing the WNA1100 at the end of the cable, you are free to orient it in the best position to maximize capture of the WiFi signal, regardless of the position or location of the computer.
on May 14, 2012
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