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RNX-N300X Rosewill Wireless Lan PCI Card help!

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August 27, 2013 3:38:35 PM

Hello. I have just built my first computer. Everything works except the Lan card. It is recognized in device manager as 802.11n Wireless LAN Card under network adapter but in "Other devices" it is recognized as 802.11 n WLAN and has an exclamation point along with the ethernet controller and the USBC. When I open the Ralink wireless utility it shows all of the available connections with their respective connection %. Problem is, I can't connect. Password and encryption match the routers settings. Two solid green lights on the Lan card. Please advise :( 

Drivers installed and are up to date.

System Specs:
Win7 64bit
Asrock 990fx MoBo
August 27, 2013 3:46:57 PM

OK i have the exact card in my sons gaming rig, Ha Ha i have all the better parts but that is off topic, Have you made sure that the Wireless card is set to the right frequency? it does 2.4 and 5 GHZ. also have you tired a reboot of the router and a password change? it can be the same password but I have found it actually has worked in some situations. "Netgear routers mostly". have you tried to use the windows trouble shooting for this? it can usually be accessed in the right click menu of the network icon in the bottom right.

give these a shot and let us know how things go.
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August 27, 2013 3:56:48 PM

bgunner said:
OK i have the exact card in my sons gaming rig, Ha Ha i have all the better parts but that is off topic, Have you made sure that the Wireless card is set to the right frequency? it does 2.4 and 5 GHZ. also have you tired a reboot of the router and a password change? it can be the same password but I have found it actually has worked in some situations. "Netgear routers mostly". have you tried to use the windows trouble shooting for this? it can usually be accessed in the right click menu of the network icon in the bottom right.

give these a shot and let us know how things go.


Tried the Win trouble shoot. No luck. Restarted the router. No luck. How does one change the frequency?

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August 27, 2013 3:56:49 PM

bgunner said:
OK i have the exact card in my sons gaming rig, Ha Ha i have all the better parts but that is off topic, Have you made sure that the Wireless card is set to the right frequency? it does 2.4 and 5 GHZ. also have you tired a reboot of the router and a password change? it can be the same password but I have found it actually has worked in some situations. "Netgear routers mostly". have you tried to use the windows trouble shooting for this? it can usually be accessed in the right click menu of the network icon in the bottom right.

give these a shot and let us know how things go.


Tried the Win trouble shoot. No luck. Restarted the router. No luck. How does one change the frequency?

EDIT: Just noticed it in the settings of Ralink. It only has one option though which is 2.4.

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August 27, 2013 4:03:26 PM

The card will change frequencies based on the router's network settings, assuming that frequency is supported by the wireless card.

What bothers me is that the card is listed twice in Device Manager. If it is set up correctly, that card should only show up under "Network Adapters." Have you tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them, being sure to remove it from both "Network Adapters" and "Other Devices"?

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August 27, 2013 4:03:27 PM

Ummm are you sure? where it gives the option to change it it is a drop box that lets you select the 2.4 and the 5 GHz. will fire the machine up now so I can help further.

EDIT: it was a change in the new drivers that disabled this option if the 5 GHz was not detected. your right the option is not there. on my PC it is only listed once Just like "cklaubur" mentioned in his post. I have 802.11n Wireless adapter and my normal realtek bla bla bla for wired connection. this is all that is labeled under device manager. Try what cklauber said. remove all drivers for the card and only install the new driver from Rosewill.
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August 27, 2013 4:23:39 PM

cklaubur said:
The card will change frequencies based on the router's network settings, assuming that frequency is supported by the wireless card.

What bothers me is that the card is listed twice in Device Manager. If it is set up correctly, that card should only show up under "Network Adapters." Have you tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them, being sure to remove it from both "Network Adapters" and "Other Devices"?

Casey


hey. Uninstalled the driver and re-installed. Got a weird error: 802.11 n WLAN says "no driver found" and the 802.11 WIreless LAN Card says "ready to use." In devce manager it says that I havn't installed the driver for my ethernet controller or the USB controller as well as that 802.11 n WLAN.

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August 27, 2013 4:29:05 PM

did you do a restart?
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August 27, 2013 4:34:08 PM

bgunner said:
did you do a restart?


Several times. Whats even weirder is that both the WLAN and the Wireless LAN Card both show back up in device manager after being uninstalled.

EDIT: I'm thinking that I might have to install a ethernet controller drivers but I don't know where to find that.

EDIT 2: Ok. I think the problem may be that I am missing my MoBos Lan drivers. Gonna try that. Will update in a bit.
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August 27, 2013 4:43:11 PM

Wlan means wired lan and obviously the wireless lan is self explanatory.
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August 27, 2013 4:57:26 PM

Wired LAN won't be labeled 802.11n though. That's strictly wireless. Wired LAN (aka Ethernet) is 802.3.

Casey

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August 27, 2013 5:05:18 PM

cklaubur said:
Wired LAN won't be labeled 802.11n though. That's strictly wireless. Wired LAN (aka Ethernet) is 802.3.

Casey



ok. installed the LAN driver (i guess it was for the wired connection). 802.11 WLAN and wireless are still showing under other devices and network adapters respectively. Ralink does show the connection i want with 100% but wont let me access it.

EDIT: Could it be a router setting? I have an ATT 4111N.
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August 27, 2013 5:10:23 PM

What happens if you use the built-in WIndows wireless utility? It's been a few months since I used a Ralink card, but I always had trouble with their wireless utility.

Could be a router setting. Do you have another computer to connect to it with?

Casey
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August 27, 2013 5:22:29 PM

do you have the router set to only allow certain mac addresses to connect to the router?
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August 27, 2013 5:32:30 PM

cklaubur said:
What happens if you use the built-in WIndows wireless utility? It's been a few months since I used a Ralink card, but I always had trouble with their wireless utility.

Could be a router setting. Do you have another computer to connect to it with?

Casey


The windows utility gives me the same thing. It detects thte wireless network but can't connect. When I troubleshoot it says that "Windows can't connect to the hidden network."

EDIT: Managed to get the wired connection to work on the same router through my MoBo but still no wireless.
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August 27, 2013 6:22:28 PM

Once again is your router setup to only allow certain mac addresses as this will give the exact error. keep not responding to other suggestions you may miss out on the answer. this is my last post as this is the second time anything i say has been ignored and i have the same exact wireless card and also had issues when I first installed it. it is a router setting stopping you from connecting !
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August 27, 2013 6:34:27 PM

bgunner said:
do you have the router set to only allow certain mac addresses to connect to the router?


Sorry. Didn't see your response. Gonna go check this. Thank you for your responses up until now.
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August 28, 2013 10:08:53 AM

[SOLVED] You were right. It was a shitty MAC filtering setting. I don't understand why Microshit with all their resources can't create an efficient troubleshooting AI.
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August 28, 2013 2:36:59 PM

Glad to hear you fixed the problem.

Casey
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