Problem Connecting Using Linksys Adapter

By kpeixoto
Sep 24, 2008
  1. I recently moved into a new apartment, and I found that I can pick up my landlady's internet on my laptop, so i bought a LINKSYS WIRELESS G ADAPTER WUSB54GSC and installed it into my computer. The install went fine, and when it comes on, it says that it is connected to the internet. But when i open up internet explorer, it reads "Cannot display page offline." and when the linksys is connected to the internet, the little networking icon with the two tvs says its disconnected, and visa versa.

    I don't know what else to do.
    I'm running Windows XP Home Edition on an HP comp.

    THanks for some help in advance
  2. som1dies2nite

    som1dies2nite TS Rookie Posts: 39

    what is she broadcasting? Linksys, netgear, belkin..etc. Whats your reception range?
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Thing you might need to do, is get your own internet connection.

    And does she know you're trying to jump on it?

    "Picking up" an wireless signal doesn't necessarily mean you can connect to it. IF she knows you're using it we can figure this out by getting your config options to match her config options. Different if you;re trying to do this on the sly then it's a different story
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