Posted 19 May 2009 - 10:54 AM
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 12:25 PM
Then you should call them again, because an interface set to "manual configuration" does NOT display "aquiring network address" that will only be seen if someone switched it back to "obtain IP address automatically". Or if you remember what the settings were, put them in again.
I had this problem a week ago and ended up calling Sky Broadband cust. support who talked me through the problem and actually solved it by manually entering the IP address, however this doesn't appear to sort it anymore...
[edit: looking for a driver update on the MFRs website is also a good idea, though may not solve this problem.]
Edited by Tallon41, 19 May 2009 - 12:29 PM.
Posted 19 May 2009 - 02:18 PM
Posted 19 May 2009 - 02:50 PM
well, say "no" for now. This happened because you did not use the same port as when you "fixed" it.
Do you want to enter a different IP addresss for this adapter in the list of IP addresses in the advanced dialogue box? YES/NO"
You have to remember that USB devices are PORT specific. If you plug the device into a different USB port, it will install as a 'new' device, all the 'drivers' are already present so it does so quickly. At this time, you need to Either
1. Shutdown, remove it, then Restart and at the desktop, Plug-in to the SAME USB port that it was in when you "fixed" it before.
2. If that port is not the most convinent for you [back vs. side ports etc.] then put it where you want it, and say Yes to that question,] and don't plug it into that 'old' port again.
This sound like this PC is a Laptop, as desktops don't usually need to unplugg their wireless....
If that is true, then you should also:
Do not plug in the device until the desktop appears. Use the SAME PORT every-time.
Do not UN-plug the device until the after 'shutdown' and the display goes black. ('standby' and 'hibernate' are different and should not be used if you wish to disconnect the adapter.)
This will avoid corrupting the USBSTOR which seems to inevitably happen when the above are not followed.
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