02-18-2010 06:17 PM
I recently purchased a WRT160N for home use as an upgrade from my WRT54G - which served me very well for several years.
Unfortunately, my experience with teh 160N was met with severe difficulties with network consistency; an issue addressed extensively in another thread on this forum with no resolution yet posted. I was forced to remove the 160N and put my trusty old WRT54G back into service, but when I did I found that the wireless network card on my desktop (running Windows Vista) was no longer functioning. I should see three different wireless networks at any time, but it now will not find any. All of it's self checks state that it is functioning properly and there are simply no networks to be found. My laptops and iPhone confirm that there are valid networks available - including the one from my WRT54G. I have uninstalled the Network Magic and that did not help. I even tried to run a system restore to before I purchased the 160N, and that did not help. I have tried all the other normal tricks, disabling/enabling the adapter, checking for updated drivers, restarting computer, etc... All with no success. If I plug an ethernet cable in and run a wired connection it works fine, but it simply will not pick up wifi.
Given the timing of this issue, and the fact that it worked fine all the way up until I plugged this 160N in and installed Network Magic, I am forced to believe that the product somehow caused this issue with my Network Adapter.
Does anybody have anything else I can try?