I am experiencing a lot of issues connecting right from when I bought it a week ago, it sees the router OK and the signal level is good, 4/5 or better, but it will not connect.
Pulling the device out and putting it in another USB port has fixed it up to now, but now it will not connect on any port. It has connected OK prior to today (usually after I've stuck it another USB port) and once connected it goes fine with OK speed and stability.... until I restart the PC, at which point I have not be able to reconnect until I have stuck it another USB port.
Now I have tried it in all available USB ports, no joy. Device shows up OK in device manager, it sees the router SSID fine and signal level good, know network key is good as have been using it OK up to now, but it will not connect. OS is Windows XP SP3, have tried both the ASUS WLAN Manager and the Windows Wireless manager that comes with XP, usually find I am more likely to get a connection with the latter up to now.
Suspect this is a hardware issue, will take it back and swap it Friday, any one else had one of these? Anyone got suggestions/ recommendations for a better one? Am also contemplating spending a bit more and getting a LAN over mains power setup, these are $93 at PB tech - anyone got one, are they OK?
I need stability and reliability more than speed, dont mind if its a bit slow, just object to it stopping altogether!