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April 5, 2013 10:59:39 PM

Hello,

I have a Netgear WG311v3 wireless network adapter. It used to work fine for a few months. Then it stopped connecting to encrypted networks. It only connects to 'open' wifi networks!

In the start, I used the adapter to connect to a WPA2-Personal Network. Now it only connects if the authentication is set to 'Open System' in my router. The router is ASUS RT-G32 (frimware - V3.0.2.1_RU09).

When I try to connect to my phone's (WT19i) hotspot it's the same story. It can only connect when authentication is set to 'open'. But it USED TO connect to my phone's hotspot even when its authentication is set to 'WPA PSK' or 'WPA2 PSK'.

I am sure the router (RT-G32) has no problem since my phone can connect to it regardless of the authentication method of the WiFi network.

I reinstalled windows (tried 7 and 8), tried in Ubuntu (can't even get to recognize it. There is a guide for it, but it only supports 'open' wifi. So kinda beats the purpose). I use the latest drivers for the adapter (WG311v3).

What seems to be the problem? Is there a way I can connect to a protected WiFi?

UPDATE : My wireless adapter does connect to an encrypted network. But it says 'No Internet Access', apparently it has 'Network Access'.

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April 5, 2013 11:07:23 PM

I had that same problem ! I could connect with my iphone but not with PCs. Turns out I had to reflash the router firmware as something got screwed up and just a reset wasn't fixing it. Right around that time our router died too. Try reflashing the firmware if you know how.
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April 5, 2013 11:24:51 PM

Have you gone through all the options here... http://support.netgear.com/product/WG311v3

Have you tried configuring the router to allow the connection from the MAC address of your wifi card?

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April 6, 2013 11:55:31 PM

Colorful Life said:
Hello,

I have a Netgear WG311v3 wireless network adapter. It used to work fine for a few months. Then it stopped connecting to encrypted networks. It only connects to 'open' wifi networks!

In the start, I used the adapter to connect to a WPA2-Personal Network. Now it only connects if the authentication is set to 'Open System' in my router. The router is ASUS RT-G32 (frimware - V3.0.2.1_RU09).

When I try to connect to my phone's (WT19i) hotspot it's the same story. It can only connect when authentication is set to 'open'. But it USED TO connect to my phone's hotspot even when its authentication is set to 'WPA PSK' or 'WPA2 PSK'.

I am sure the router (RT-G32) has no problem since my phone can connect to it regardless of the authentication method of the WiFi network.

I reinstalled windows (tried 7 and 8), tried in Ubuntu (can't even get to recognize it. There is a guide for it, but it only supports 'open' wifi. So kinda beats the purpose). I use the latest drivers for the adapter (WG311v3).

What seems to be the problem? Is there a way I can connect to a protected WiFi?


royalcrown said:
I had that same problem ! I could connect with my iphone but not with PCs. Turns out I had to reflash the router firmware as something got screwed up and just a reset wasn't fixing it. Right around that time our router died too. Try reflashing the firmware if you know how.


I tried googling 'WG311 firmware' with no luck. I don't think it has a newer firmware.
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April 6, 2013 11:57:31 PM

dingo07 said:
Have you gone through all the options here... http://support.netgear.com/product/WG311v3

Have you tried configuring the router to allow the connection from the MAC address of your wifi card?



I think I am not entirely clear. In fact I made a mistake.

My wireless adapter does connect to an encrypted network. But it says 'No Internet Access', apparently it has 'Network Access'.

I tried manually assignment using MAC in DHCP, same result : Network Access but no Internet Access!
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April 7, 2013 12:48:49 AM

dingo07 said:
Have you gone through all the options here... http://support.netgear.com/product/WG311v3

Have you tried configuring the router to allow the connection from the MAC address of your wifi card?



Hello Again,
Earlier the windows automatically installed the driver for the adapter. Now I installed the driver from the page you posted, AND set manual configuration for DHCP using MAC.

IT WORKED!!!

Thank You! :) 
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April 7, 2013 5:00:13 PM

Hey, glad you got it worked out. In my case, I re flashed the same version firmware, not newer, it'd get screwy sometimes. That particular router seems to have awful firmware anyhow though (asus black diamond rt-56nu).
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April 10, 2013 10:16:55 AM

royalcrown said:
Hey, glad you got it worked out. In my case, I re flashed the same version firmware, not newer, it'd get screwy sometimes. That particular router seems to have awful firmware anyhow though (asus black diamond rt-56nu).


Thanks!

I am certain there's something awful about these Asus adapters! From what I gather, the driver provided my windows didn't work fully. Only the drivers from the Asus website worked. So much for plug n play!
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