Linksys wireless USB adapter problems

By Hellfang
May 17, 2010
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  1. Ok so i just bought this linksys USB adapter from this lady for like 10 bucks. Its 802.11b instant wireless series. Now im hoping i didnt buy the wrong thing when all i wanted was a wireless card. When i go to connect to any network it just wont connect it will say aquiring network address then say not connect, any clues?? its WUSB11
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,348   +300

    The wireless adaptor is B-mode (802.11b).
    Unless it has other capabilities, it will only connect to a WiFi router which supports and is configured to support B-Mode. Many routers will support multiple modes;

    What brand and model router are you using?
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,477   +292

    What networks? I would guess that most public networks should still support 'b', but a home network with a newish router may not. If the router is a 'n' router, it may only be set to accept 'n' or 'g', or 'n' only.
  4. Hellfang

    Hellfang Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Using some new netgear router im guessing thats why?

    Netgear WNR2000 v2
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,348   +300

  6. Hellfang

    Hellfang Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help :)
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