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Old 09-29-2009, 01:13 AM
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Default WMP54G doesn't see as many networks as my laptop does

Hello,

I recently purchased a Linksys WMP54G Wireless G PCI Adapter for my desktop computer. I usually see about 15 wireless networks when I use my HP Pavilion DV2 laptop, but after installing the wireless desktop card and installing it, I was only able to see one available network. The network I'm trying to connect to should be there... in fact, I'm using it right now for internet access so I can ask this question.

Did I purchase the wrong type of wireless desktop card? Anything I can do to connect to the network? I'm literally looking at all of the properties for the network I want to connect to via selecting properties from the wireless network list on my laptop.

Thanks and sorry for the n00b question.
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:46 AM
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get an extension cable and move the antenna away from the computer case. up in the air, away from metal.
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:57 AM
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sorry to be brisk with my reply, but is there something like this available from best buy that would solve the problem? I only have a short period of time to get the network up and running.
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:19 AM
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I have not seen any pigtails in any commercial outlets yet. mail order or roll your own.

for a fast field expedient fix, pull the computer out of whatever it's in and stand it on its face, antenna straight up. does the job but looks weird
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