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Problem connecting to home network...

Okay, here's the deal. I bought myself a Buffalotech wireless-n USB adapter for my laptop to use at work and it works great. The problem that I'm having now though is that I was at my girlfriend's house and wanted to get online but wanted to use my internal network adapter instead of the Buffalotech one because I didn't feel like plugging it in. Everytime I tried to access the network the connection would seem to timeout when it was "Acquiring the network address." I tried 5 or 6 times, power cycled my laptop, the router and the modem and still nothing, while my girlfriend, who has the exact same laptop as me, had no problem getting online. Could this have anything to do with my new Buffalotech adapter? I don't see how since it wasn't plugged in or anything.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. And sorry for the long post. I'm running Windows XP if that matters any. Thanks

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I see it.

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It's how the Microsoft networking works. I decline to explain it but it's far from automatic. That is, Windows doesn't switch from one adapter to another with ease.

If it did there would be no need for


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Works at home but not at GF's house...

In reply to: I see it.

I got an email from Buffalo Tech support saying that Windows XP doesn't like having to network adapters at once on its system and to use my internal adapter I'd probably have to remove the drivers and software from my Buffalo adapter.

The thing is, while I couldn't connect to my girlfriend's network, Netgear Wireless-g router with WPA encryption, I can connect to my home network, Linksys wireless-g router with WEP encryption, with no problem.

Is it somehow possible that the issue is with her router or with the type of encryption?? Like I said in my original post, she has the exact same laptop as I do and had no problem connecting to her network when I couldn't...

I'll be sure to checkout that netswitcher site. Any further help would be greatly appreciated.

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Here's what works here.

In reply to: Works at home but not at GF's house...

I have one and only one WIFI adapter in my laptop. Then I add locations with the wifi manager so it can connect automagically. Each connection can be any legitimate combo of WPA or other.


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