Is 802.11g (Draft) / 54 Mbps compliant with 802.11g?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by PK, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. PK

    PK Guest

    I'm trying to determine if I should expect the following products to work
    together or I should be returning the notebook adapter - I can't get a clear
    answer from the Linksys web page:

    Is a Wireless-G Broadband Router, Linksys WRT54G : 2.4 GHz, 802.11g

    compatible with

    A PCMCIA notebook adapter WPC55AG: 2.4 GHz, 54Mbps? (802.11g draft)

    The WPC55AG rarely connects with the WLAN Monitor message displaying "cannot
    associate with access point", when it does connect it then states "You are
    connected to the access point, but the internet cannot be found". I know the
    internet is available through the router as my desktop and one other
    wireless connection can get to the internet with no problems.

    Any help appreciated.

    PK, Jan 18, 2004
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  2. PK

    Quaoar Guest

    I have a lot of Linksys in my network, but it is older print servers
    and -b wireless. I have until recently pushed Linksys since I have had
    no problems with their equipment. However, both the latest
    distributions of both -g and -b have caused me to rethink Linksys until
    they get a grip on reliability. Over Christmas, I had the opportunity
    to help neighbors *try* to set up simple -g and -b routers and cards.
    In both cases, there was no clear route to reliability. Interferences,
    dropped connections, inexplicable failures if DHCP, etc., plagued the
    Linksys equipment. One party replaced theirs with Microsoft router and
    cards and was up and running in minutes out of the box. Another
    replaced with NetGear and had difficulties, but these were solved. I
    hope Cisco is listening.

    Quaoar, Jan 19, 2004
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  3. PK

    PK Guest

    Thanks, new driver downloads for the PCMCIA card helped the situation.

    Still does not connect automatically which I thought it would - requires me
    to select connect in the WLAN monitor. Can't blame Linksys/Cisco altogether
    for this one as my laptop has had a few issues with even a NIC card.

    PK, Jan 25, 2004
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