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Wireless networking - help needed.

by hsirhc / February 22, 2007 8:45 PM PST

Hi all,

Please help, I've spent so long on this problem I'm embarrassed to admit to the true number of man hours wasted!

The crux of the problem is I'm unable to add another laptop to an existing home wireless network.

Firstly, the host computer, a pc, and all the clients, 2 so far, hopefully 3 soon, are all running Windows XP home.

The host computer sends out the wireless signal via a Belbin router and modem combination. The technical term is a Belkin ADSL+ Modem with high speed mode Wireless G router.

We have two Toshiba Equim laptops with built-in wireless cards which connect to the network and share the internet connection perfectly.

However, I've since tried to add another laptop to the network.
The laptop is an EI System running XP home SP1. I have added a Belkin wireless G+ USB adaptor, to connect to the wireless network.

The computer recognises there is a wireless network and indeed connects. But I'm unable to actually view any websites and the connection cuts off every minute or so, only to reconnect 30 seconds later.

I thought it was a firewall problem, but turning off the firewall doesn't help. I've run the network wizard, but that hasn't solved anything. I've also tried fixing the IP address on the client machine, but again, with no luck.

Please help! Anything will be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Chris

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Frist a test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 22, 2007 9:49 PM PST

Do the laptops work with hotspots?

If not, get the laptops fixed.

-> Next up is checking if the router firmware is current and that SSID is broadcasting. Some disable that and you see your issue.

Bob

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Thanks, but no joy.
by hsirhc / February 23, 2007 12:08 AM PST
In reply to: Frist a test.

Thanks for the reply. The firmware is current and the SSID is broadcasting.

Two of the laptops work with hotspots, I've no way of testing the troublesome one, though.

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The 2 that work with hotspots should be OK.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2007 12:15 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks, but no joy.

So that leaves you to test that other one.

If you want, supply the router make, model and firmware version for the forum to double check if it's current or if there are known issues with that version. Some find it necessary to go back a version.

Bob

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