Let's go in reverse. First, yes you will have issues at the office, unless you take your notebook in and out of the workgroup each time. And if office is on a domain, and you have put the pc in a workgroup, you will have to add it back to the domain which will take admin priviledges. The only real solution for that situation is VPN (write me I can tell you more). As far as the wireless home network, plug into the cable/dsl modem directly and download the latest software/firmware for that router. Then plug back into the router and run the software. Afterward make sure all the NIC cards are set to "obtain dhcp automatically". Also check the config settings for the wireless nic's (manufacturer software gui) and make sure they are looking to the same SSID ie: default, linksys, d-link whatever. And the same channel too ie: 6, 11, etc. If you have internet, and the wireless router is working, this should be pretty straight-forward. The wireless NIC's should find the access point. Hope this helps,
I got a new WRT54G Router and the CD doesnt work . It keeps saying my computer is not connected to the internet. I have tried with both my broadband and my dial-up connections but the CD didnt work. I got it from Circuit City.Firmware version 2.1
I then installed it using the step-by-step guide and then something strange happened :
a. When I click on my broadband connection (start/connect to/broadband)..the connection never goes thru ( i get an unable to connect error) BUT i get logged onto the net. Both the Wireless and Local Connection icons on the bottom RHS of the screen get active.
Obviously if I stick my broadband modem rj-45 jack into my notebook, it connects immediately and i get that 'authenticated' message.
b. I am able to surf but my sister cannot. Her notebook recognises the wireless but doesnt log onto the net at all. I set up a 'home network' but she still cannot connect to the net. The computers are able to see and access each others shared files. We both have Win XP Home edition.
c. My notebook is a Presario with inbuilt wireless and hers is an HP to which we attached a linksys network card.
d. What am i doing wrong ? How do I remove the 'home network I created ? Since I gave it a workgroup name 'home', will I have a problem when I take the notebook to my office which has its own wireless network and another workgroup name ?
Any and all advise welcome .