Which wireless adapter do I need to connect to Shaw's Cisco device. My phone and tablet are fine, but my PC, which does not have a wireless card is in no man's land.
With a desktop PC I would recommend that you use an Ethernet cable to connect to the Shaw Cisco modem as this will give you the strongest connection. You can pick up a free Ethernet cable from any Shaw location if you wish to presue this route.
If you are wanting to have this PC wireless then almost any of the new wireless adapters will work with our modem. These can be purchased from any electronics store.
Thank you Willie
I do have a DLink adapter that worked with an older shaw system, but it is not picking up the signal or whatever it is that these adapters do.
Are you able to see a list of wireless networks at all on your PC using the wireless adapter? You may actually need to download and install the driver/software on your computer in order to use the wireless adapter with your PC. I'd recommend checking out D-Link's support database to get more info on how to install the wireless adapter for it to work properly.
Either that or use it wired in if you're able to, you're always going to get a more reliable/faster connection using an ethernet cable.
Yes, I can see a list of the available wireless networks, but can't connect with my PC. I am unable to connect to an Ethernet cable so this is my only option at my new location. I was using this adapter at my old place and everything was working well, so I would assume that the driver is already installed on my computer.
I can connect to the to the network with my phone and tablet, just not my computer, so I assume that the problem is with the PC and not the modem.
Thanks for getting back to us. So just to clarify, on the PC you are able to see a list of wireless networks that shows other wireless networks around you, but not your specific wireless network?
Do you have the model number of your D-Link wireless adapter? It's definitely something to do with this specific computer, or even more specifically the wireless adapter but it's hard to tell without more details.
One we can suggest is finding out the model number of the D-Link wireless adapter, then going to the support site for D-Link above. You should be able to find an updated driver for the unit. If you download it and reinstall the driver that might help. If you get back to us with the D-Link wireless adapter's model number, we can check it from here to see if it's compatible with the wireless network in your home.
Hey toniclackson, were you able to find and download the most recent drivers for your D-Link? After that, is your PC able to bring up anything at all (whether your Shaw wifi modem or any of your neighbours' wifi) in the list of wireless networks?
Yes thank you. It is all resolved.
Great, thanks for letting us know!
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