Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

magic cottage

27 posts


#1858 9-Jul-2004 02:07
Send private message

I have purchased a 3COM Office Connect Wireless USB Adapter in the hope I was going to plug this into my desktop and share my Broadband internet connection with my TH55 via its wireless capabilities.

However, after installation of the USB adapter under Network Connections on my PC I am informed the wireless connection is unavailable.

Any suggestions??

Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
68475 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #7109 9-Jul-2004 08:53
Send private message

No experience with 3COM products, but... Are you using Windows XP on your computer? You can open Network properties, and for that network adapter you can check a box with a title lke "Use Windows to manage wireless connections" or something like that (have to check my laptop to be sure). Then you should be able to see a list of networks available.

If you don't have a wi-fi access point, then you might have to change the configuration on this adapter from infrastructure to peer-to-peer to share with other devices. Have a look around its Properties.



These links are referral codes


Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure

magic cottage

27 posts


  #7113 9-Jul-2004 10:55
Send private message

Sorry, forgot to mention what system I am using. yes I am on XP with SP1 installed. Will check the network connections but cannot remember seeing any of the boxes you are referring to. Am I missing a major component here or something?

Create new topic

News »

Amazon introduces new Echo devices
Posted 25-Sep-2020 11:56

Mad Catz introduces new S.T.R.I.K.E. 13 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Posted 25-Sep-2020 11:34

Vodafone NZ upgrades international submarine network
Posted 25-Sep-2020 09:09

Jabra announces wireless noise-cancelling airbuds, upgrade existing model
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:43

Nokia 3.4 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:34

HP announces new HP ENVY laptops aimed at content creators
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:02

Logitech introduce MX Anywhere 3
Posted 21-Sep-2020 21:17

Countdown unveils contactless shopping with new Scan&Go tech
Posted 21-Sep-2020 09:48

HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36

GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45

Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56

New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13

Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37

NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$ 40 billion
Posted 14-Sep-2020 12:27

Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
Posted 10-Sep-2020 16:08

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.