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  1. The laptop has WinXP SP2, and the wireless NIC drivers are up to date. When I first connected the router it was on Firmware 1.4 and had the same issue, so I updated it to the latest, 1.6, and still got nothing from it. It's going back, got the RMA number and shipping info to send it back a couple hours ago. Tomorrow I'll have the router packed up and ready to ship; just happens to be the day I get to take delivery of my new Seagate hard drive... I hope it works...
  2. well crap. I tried all the aforementioned ideas to no avail, and I got a response from D-Link, where they just quoted the manual, which was absolutely no help. I guess I'll just return it and stick with my other router for now. Looking at various reviews on this router (the D-Link) it seems there were quite a few people that had some issues with the wireless connectivity, whereas others said theirs is great. Oh well, I guess I was just one of the unlucky. Now to decide what to spend that money on...
  3. Thanks. I'll give that a shot when I get home from work tomorrow. Right now, however, it's time for bed.
  4. I basically left the wireless settings on the router set at the defaults. It was set as visible. As I mentioned, I was able to see it for a brief time and actually connected to it succesfully for a very short time, then it just went away. There shouldn't be any interference since we don't even have a home phone (cell phones all the time), and at one point I even had the router right next to the laptop. I have read some reviews where people claimed to have connectivity issues such as this, so I was wondering if anyone here has experienced this problem with this router. I tried search
  5. Yes... I guess I should have mentioned that.
  6. I bought a DGL-4300 router and it just arrived today. I immediately hooked it up and had my internet up and running. I keep my PC connected directly to the router, using the wireless only for my laptop. Well, once it looked like I had everything up and running, I went and turned on the laptop. It found the router but wouldn't connect. So, I restarted the laptop and the router disappeared from the list of available connections. I brought the laptop into the same room as the router and still got nothing. I restarted the router and it appeared again, but only for ~2 minutes, tops. Then it
  7. Well, because I'm just so dead set on not formatting my drive, I ordered a new hard drive for my new board and processor and I'm going to rebuild my previous system in a different case. The older stuff will be my wife's computer, I get the newer stuff. Sounds fair to me. This will keep her from complaining about me doing anything to the computer since I'll leave hers alone (until she breaks it).
  8. Yeah, after trying anything I could think of to avoid having to reformat, I learned that I'm just gonna have to do it. I'll buy a new HD soon to take advantage of te SATA connectors on the mobo, but for now I'm running on a borrowed HD with mine as the slave so I can transfer everything I want to keep before formatting. It seems I just refuse to do things the easy way.
  9. I was out today, looking to upgrade my Athlon XP 1800+ to something a little more modern, but not too costly. I picked up a 64-bit Sempron 3400+ and an MSI motherboard. I put it all together and it seems to start doing everyhing fine, I can get into the BIOS, but it won't load Windows. This mobo has issues with some (probably most) AGP cards; it has an "AGR" slot, as well as PCI express slots (x16 and x1). Anyway, since all I had around was an AGP card, I figured I'd give it a shot and see if I would get lucky with it. I get to the screen that asks if I want to load windows normally, or c
  10. back on my PC and BrightHouse just sent someone out to replace my modem. Here's where I'm at now... :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 6211 Kbps about 6.2 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB) Download Speed is:: 758 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (server1) Test Time:: Sun Feb 19 14:49:11 EST 2006 Bottom Line:: 111X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.35 sec Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 44.98 % faster than the average for host (rr.com) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-MVS90EJBD Looks a lot better than it did before. What a difference a properly fu
  11. when I try that the window comes up and shows the progress as it hops, but once it gets to about the 17th line the window disappears.
  12. Just for a little comparison, I disconected my PC and connected my laptop to the modem via cat-5 cable. Here's my results with the laptop (also running WinXP SP2). :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 201 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 386 kB) Download Speed is:: 25 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (server1) Test Time:: Fri Feb 17 21:50:56 EST 2006 Bottom Line:: 4X faster than 56K 1MB download in 40.96 sec Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 4.69 % of your hosts average (rr.com) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-HT6R5FAQL TCP optio
  13. I went into safe mode and did a virus and spyware scan. Then I restarted and enabled system restore since I shut it down before the scans. All that was before my tests were done. My scanning software includes Symantec Anti-Virus and Spy Sweeper, both of which were free from work, but i have no idea how worthy they are. I used to run adaware and spybot, and had something... bazooka something or another and I tried hijackthis. I just thought it was overkill having all of that on my computer, and I never really understood hijackthis. I'm not the most computer savvy person, so I'm open to su
  14. Hardware drivers haven't been updated lately; haven't found new drivers for them. Any advice on a NIC, since I plan to buy a new one anyway, just in case it has anything to do with my speed issues. My current NIC, bought at Wal-Mart, wasn't even recognized by WinXP when I first installed it, which I thought was odd, but it worked after I formatted and reinstalled XP. As I mentioned, I had my router disconnected during my tests, so the router isn't the issue, although it was causing it to be noticibly slower, which is why it's disconnected. I have a D-Link DGL-4300 on order to replace m
  15. I am currently running Windows XP with SP2, my ISP is RoadRunner, cable provider is BrightHouse in Central Florida, advertised speed is 5Mbps download (though I read recently that the speeds were going up to 7Mbps, but I
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