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XP detects other peoples wireless network but not mine

by cakemaker / March 27, 2008 4:31 AM PDT

Until now, ive had a HP 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 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.

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Is you Netgear router
by PudgyOne / March 27, 2008 4:43 AM PDT

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


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Ive checked
by cakemaker / March 27, 2008 7:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Is you Netgear router

this and it still doesnt work. Considering that the vista computer and the ps3 connect fine, im sure it is something wrong with the XP computer. Ive even tried it with the firewalls off but this didnt work either.

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Did you read our forum sticky about
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2008 9:30 PM PDT
In reply to: Ive checked

Vista may not connect to some routers? A patch is noted (in the forum sticky.)

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the vista computer
by cakemaker / March 31, 2008 3:39 AM PDT

connects fine. there is something wrong with the xp machine. Its probably just a setting that has escaped me.

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Ive fixed it!!!
by cakemaker / March 31, 2008 4:28 AM PDT
In reply to: the vista computer

I did destructive recovery to get rid of the junk that had accumulated over the last 4 years and now the wireless works fine!!! I dont know which settings it reset but im not going to fiddle around with it to find out now that its finally working.

Thank you guys for your help.

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channel 11 worked
by kazi_rocky / May 4, 2014 4:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Is you Netgear router

Dear RICK,

I had spent 6 hours on internet to find a perfect solution . But somehow found yours. Channel 11 solved my problem instantly ... I had no intention to make user ID or account in CNET but only and only to give you thanks from the bottom of my heart I had to do that . As Because they dont allow to post comments from anonymous .
Thanks , thanks , thanks ..... and it goes on...

My os : windows 7
laptop: Dell inspiron 1564

Those who are facing problem please follow RICK's advise first. Happy

Kazi Forhan Ahmed.

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