Desktop Card Problems

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  1. KoopaTroopa

    KoopaTroopa OT Supporter

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    My brother just bought a Belkin Wireless G Plus Desktop Card, but it has a problem connecting to my Linksys WRT54GS router. I added the MAC address to my list of allowed MACs to my router's settings.
    One problem is that when I run command & use ipconfig /renew, the IP address won't renew.

    Anyone have any ideas??
     
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    what kind of ip address is windows giving it? the 169.254 addy?
     
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    We just uninstalled & reinstalled the software. Now it works, but with very low signal strength. The PC is about 50 ft from my router, but there are a couple walls in the way.
     
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    sounds about normal
     
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    Funny thing is that the laptop will receive a very strong to excellent signal strength in the same place.
     
  6. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Laptops generally have very good antennas. All of the PCI, PC Card, and USB adapters I've seen suck compared to the internal antennas in laptops. Also, the antenna on your PCI card is probably behind the metal case of your computer which is under a desk and surrounded by a million wires. Not good for reception.
     

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