Broadcasting SSID (if changing settings, change the SSID so it makes it easier to connect)
Use WPA security
mixed b and g mode(n if available)
use channels 1, 6 or 11. Most devices work better on these channels.
Also update the firmware in your Netgear.
Everything should work
Until now, ive had a HP m1190.uk PC (running xp) which was wired up to a router and i have a PS3 which is connected wirelessly and this was working fine.
I recently bought a HP Pavillion Elite m9180.uk PC which has vista and as this will now be the main computer, it is now wired to the router and i wanted to have my old xp computer connected wirelessly. The problem is that the old computer will not detect my wireless network. It can detect other peoples networks but not mine. There doesnt seem to be anything wrong with the router either because the PS3 connects fine. Range should not be an issue either because the computer is only a metre away from the router.
I spoke to a HP technician who told me to install LLTD responder update but this did not help.
The router i am using is a Netgear Rangemax Next Wireless N router model WNR834Bv2.
Does anyone have any ideas of how to get the xp computer to detect my network? I dont know that much about computers so please ask if i havent given enough information.