How come I cannot get my Linksys wireless router working with my desktop computer?

by on March 30, 2009

Q: I am trying to set up a wireless router to work on my desktop PC so that I can also use my laptop. My problem is with my desktop PC. I am running Windows XP and trying to use a Linksys wireless router with model number WRT54GS. My broadband is through BrightHouse Networks (roadrunner).

Ok so here’s the problem. I first tried to run the CD installation disk that came with the router. I got through all the steps until I plugged the router into the wall (power). Well it sat there and sat there and then says the router is not connected. Well yes it was. So I tried resetting bother cable modem and router, tried accessing the router IP address to avail.

I found one interesting fact though. When I disconnect the Ethernet cord from the back of my computer my network card disappears. I can’t find it in the device manager or anything. If I reconnect the Ethernet cord to the computer I have to restore my computer to an earlier date in order for my network card to be there and am able to connect to the internet. Any suggestions?


One Response to “How come I cannot get my Linksys wireless router working with my desktop computer?”
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    Is your network card integrated into the motherboard or is it a separate card? Can you give me the model number of either as appropriate?