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Solved: Problems on a DHCP wireless home network

Q: Solved: Problems on a DHCP wireless home network

Hello, I have been experiencing some problems on my home network. I have problems with AOL, FTP and steam online games like counterstrike, team fortress 2, and day of defeat. I get these problems about 3/4 of the time, and 1/4 these programs will work.

When I sign into AOL I get a message saying "Could not connect to authentication server:
Windows socket error #10060". On FTP about half of the time I am not able to connect, and I the connection keeps timing out. On the steam games, when I open up the game dialog, I don't get the auto-retry option that is normally available. I tested these problems on other computers at my house and the same behavior occurs.

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I am really suck with my network. I live in a shared house and the landlord seems to have no idea so I'm having to take control, though as you'll quickly notice I dont have much clue either.

We have a Virgin internet router downstairs, provided by thembut the wireless signal hardly passes the room, so there is a cat 5e cable through the wall, upstairs to a router that I have installed DD-WRT on, that we then intend everyone to connect to wirelessly, though some are wired.

I have put the cable from the Virgin box into the Linksys normal bit (not the one that you usually put the internet one in), but I have no idea what to do now. I've tried searching but all I can find is if I was picking up the internet wirelessly, but it its wired. A few things seem to mention DHCP though.

Any help would be amazing please. If you dont have time to write how, or point me in the right direction, then just the name of what I'm trying to do would be much appreciated, but any help would be great.

Thanks a lot,


A:Wireless DHCP network problems

one approach: multiple routers

I've written this several times, so I'll refer to a common post here.

Ask specific questions and I'll reply

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I have two computers setup for home network. One a desktop and the other a laptop. The laptop OS is MS Home XP /wSP3.
The desktop OS is Vista 64bit. I want to be able to share files between the two computers. On each computer I setup from the network wizzard. The XP Home setup did not ask for a password setup. The Vista did have a window for a password. I entered a tipical password. I viewed the list of network on the connect to screen and my work group is listed. waiting to get request to connect. When I attempt to connect the computers, I get a message that I need to use ascii charters or hexadecimal charaters. My simple password I guess is not going to work. In this use I perfer not to use passwords. Can someone help me?

A:Solved: password problems with my home wireless network

Are you talking about connecting your computers to your wireless network? Or about enabling file sharing on the computers, which are already connected to your router?

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I have recently set up a wireless network at home, so that I can share files and a printer across different PC's. Currently I have 2 PC's on the network - Studio (a PC) and Laptop (a laptop!!)

I have enabled file sharing on Studio so that certain folders are visible and accessible by the Studio and Laptop machines. Access to this works fine. However when I try and do the same on the Laptop, everything seems OK until I try and access the Laptop machine from Studio. When I go to My Network Places and then View Workgroup Computers, I can see Laptop, but when I double click on it I get the following error:

\\Laptop is not accessible. You might not have permission to use the network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The network path was not found.

Can anyone please tell me what I am doing wrong, or what I need to change in order to access the laptop?

If it helps to know, the Studio PC is cabled to my wireless router, and the laptop accesses the router across the wireless network. Both machines are running Windows XP Home.

Thanks for reading!

A:Solved: Connection problems on home wireless network

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Hey everyone out there...I am having some real problems with my wireless network. I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. Recently, I got a virus that I couldn't ever completely get rid of. As my (very dumb) solution, i reinstalled windows. So, I have spent the last week finding the drivers for all of my hardware, and it is almost back to where I want it. I do have a few questions, however.

My main problem is that I can't connect to the wireless network at my house. It is a secure wireless network, and I was always able to connect to it before. Now, I type in the network key, and in the "Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility" it never gets past "authenticating". I find this strange, because I am able to connect to my neighbor's wireless network, that is unsecured. I have a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card. Because I can connect to the neighbor's wireless, I am guessing it's not a problem with the drivers? And other computers in my house can connect to the network in my house, so there isn't a problem with the drivers for those?

Other things that are abnormal, and I think could be causing problems, are that under the "Device Manager" and "Other devices" there is a yellow question mark by "Base System Device". Also under "Device Manager -> Other Devices" is "SM Bus Controller", which has a yellow question mark by it. Finally when I got to "Local Area Connection -> Properties... Read more

A:Solved: Problems connecting to my home wireless network

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A205 S5000 laptop. Started having problems last April. All of a sudden wouldn't connect to the internet. Bought a new router (Netgear), and since, have found that the old one (Linksys) still works fine. Every other device in the house (laptops, iPods, wireless desktop, e-readers) can connect to my home network/internet without problem. This laptop says it's connected, but I cannot get on the internet, not with Internet Explorer, aol or Firefox. In Device Manager, under Network Adapters, one item had a yellow triangle with an exclamation point in it next to "Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2. When I double click it says "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device (Code 31)." Then I went to Windows Updates, and found a bazillion updates that failed...I think because when I couldn't get the internet on the laptop I just stopped using it for several months, and it was never powered up or turned on to get the updates. I tried to download the updates, it went throught the process, said 19 updates done, but then it said 19 failed. As far as the Linksys mentioned above, I have since given it to a friend who just got high-speed internet, took the laptop to her house, and after she typed in her network password, MY laptop connected right away. So, I know it wasn't the router to begin with, and I know that the laptop wireless IS still working. Can you help me with this, PLEA... Read more

A:Solved: Problems connecting to home wireless network

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Hi all,
Have a read and hope you can help.

This problem is driving me crazy!!!

Have a Netgear DG834Gv2 & Netgear WG311v2 .

Running W2k. When it is connected via ethernet it picks up a DHCP ip no problems but when i try and connect via the wireless it cannot get a DHCP IP. It ends up with the standad 169.x.x.x IP. It is how ever picking up the signal and is locked into that and has about a 70% signal strengh. That is not the problem. I have WEP security setup and using a paraphase. That is all ok but it just the DHCP pickup problem.

The interesting thing is that I have another machine running XP that picks up the DCHP ip no prob but the win2k mackine. Same settings and all.

The Win2k machine has had all patches and updates. It is basically a fresh install of win2k.

There has to be something that im missing or doing wrong.

Any help would be greatly apreciated. I know i can setup a static but thats not the way I want to go. I want to fix this problem.

I could install XP but thats a last resort.
Thanks in advance


A:Solved: Wireless Netgear DG834G and DHCP Problems with Win2k

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Hi , I have a desktop running XP SP2 with a netgear wireless USB G adapter and an HP laptop with vista with a wireless card both connected to the internet thru a linksys -n router. They both work awesome on the internet thru this setup. I cannot for the life of me get the two computers to see each other on a network though. I've tried the wireless setup wizard for hours with and without a flash drive, disabline the firewalls and antivirus software, and everything else I can think of. What am I missing? The closest I can come is that I have the desktop showing up on my laptop under "Manage wireless networks" on the vista laptop, but it doesn't show up under the "connect to a network" menu, only my internet connection. Any help would be appreciated. I have made sure and named the ssid or names WORKGROUP on everything, but like I said, I can't figure out how to connect them. I also have enables "shared" on both pc's on several folders and file sharing.

A:wireless home network problems

They both need to be in the same "Workgroup". I'd bet your XP machine is in Workgroup "MS Home" and your Vista machine is in something else (I forget what the default Vista Workgroup name is, but it isn't MS Home). Change the workgroup of one to match the other.

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Hi all,

I have bought two Ralink RT2500 network cards running at 56mbs. I have installed them in both machines and installed the software but they will not connect or find each other. I dont have a router or anything it is just two XP Home machines connected together with wireless lan cards. I know abit about networks and have tried everything that i know about them. Can anyone please help. The led's on the card are all off as well. To set them up i have put the machines in the same room to prove they are not too far away to connect.

P.S Is it true that you have to register the MAC address, that can be found on the card, for the two computers to talk to each other?

Please help me

A:Wireless Home Network Problems

Both cards need to be configured to use "ad hoc" networking, they both need to share the same SSID (network name), and to start with, disable all WEP/WAP security. The cards should then be able to see one another (the LED's should light up).

Then you'll need to statically assign IP addresses for the two machines, they must be in the same network. To make things simple just use something like with a mask of and same mask. Then you should be able to ping the other address from each machine.

Then, make sure each machine is in the same workgroup, each has the same username/password, and you should be able to share files.


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Hi, I have 2 Windows XP PC's which keep disconeccting. It happens quite often, and I've tried everything I can think of to stop it. The only pattern of disconecction I've noticed is when I'm logging on the MSN Messenger, it will disconnect many times before I can log in without a problem...any suggestions?

A:Wireless Home Network Problems

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I'm stuck with fixing our problems, but I'll try to use as much detail as possible and maybe someone else will have an idea.

We have a Belkin 125Mb Wireless Super-G Modem Router which we bought about two weeks ago, for four of us sharing a house. We each have a computer in our rooms, three upstairs and one downstairs, and we all connected by wireless. The PC downstairs was getting a very weak signal, even though the router is downstairs and so is the router (since the router is next to the phone line). Upstairs we get Very Good or Excellent signal strength but still often had noweher near 125Mb connections, sometimes as low as 1Mb, with 11, 24 or 36 being normal. In games like CounterStrike it would run okay but then lag for a second or two every few minutes, which I put down to wireless. In World of Warcraft it was fine since the game deals with lag and missing pakcets quote well and my ping was still less than 100 to the server so it was okay.

So the guy downstairs decided to buy a long wire since the router has a four 10/100 Ethernet ports on it, and he's wired a connection to the router from his PC and now he gets a perfect connection with low pings to everything

However in the last few days now my WoW ping is never less than 1500, and has reached 7000 for periods of time. Needless to say, a seven second ping is not even vaguely playable. Pings to all websites are not this bad but not very good and the internet is generally slow.

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A:Home Wireless Network Problems

Wireless will always have significantly worse performance than wired connections. You are subject to interference, other people tapping in on your connections, as well as the fact that 802.11b is half-duplex.

If you can run a wire, it's clearly the superior solution.

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Hi all,

I am new to this site its looks very good. Here is my situation I hope you can help. I have broadband at home and wanted to make it wireless.

I have bought a linksys WRT54G wireless router.

I have connected up my broadband router to the wireless router set the ip address of the broadband router to and the wireless router to

I have enabled DHCP on the wireless router and disabled it on the broadband router but there doesn't seem to be a signal transmitted from the wireless router as I am sitting beside it at the minute and I cannot see it when I search for wireless networks.

The signal is visible and everything seems to be set up ok. Is there anything I am missing as this is really bugging me.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance

A:Problems setting up wireless network at home

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I have several laptops connected to my wireless home compter network that is working just fine. I have another laptop that I am having a hard time trying to connect. The laptop was previously connected to the network, now it won't connect. It keeps giving me an error about the WZC. I have tried making sure the Wireless Zero Configuration was started but it won't stay started. I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?

A:Problems connecting to home wireless network

I had a similar problem with an laptop running Win XP. I did a Google search of the error and it gave me a Microsoft Article about keeping WZC enabled.

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I'm trying to setup/connect a wireless printer (HP All-in-one) so that a user can use his laptop wireless and print from anywhere in the house.

He did not have any network set-up previously.He had dialup and just purchased a new laptop (with wireless) and this new printer and has just gotten this new Rogers "Rocket" Stick. (It's a USB internet connection uses cell phone frequency.)

Normally this is pretty straight forward when conected to a wireless router.
(I brought over a wireless router to test out)

When Rogers "Rocket" stick is connected (for internet), Can I connect to another wireless home network for sharing at the same time?

Computer Vista Laptop with Rogers Rocket Stick.
I tried a couple of things.

Setup a wireless network:
1) I used the setup internet connection wizard to configure a computer to computer wireless adhoc network (appears to work for very short distances - 30 feet) I was able to print a test page but not anything else - so I thought about using my Dlink Router for greater distance (if it was a distance thing as indicated.

2) I setup the (Dlink) wireless router as a standalone wireless network - not conected to the internet (configured it) and then configured my HP printer (wireless) to connect to that network. I successfully configured the printer via wizard to connect to the found network.
- I then connected to this wireless network and added the network printer (using it's HP Wireless wizard) - it found it ... Read more

A:Solved: How to - Wireless Internet & Home network with wireless Printer

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Hi there, I use Wireless internet for both my pc and laptop, and connect through my BT Homehub. But whenever I open the wireless connections tab, it always shows a Talk Talk Wireless option along with the BT one which I use (and sometimes a 3rd connection that is unknown to me).
I think my network is secure, as I have to put a network key in before it will connect to the internet on the PC, but when I connect to the internet on the laptop no key is required, (so unsure a bit now) but I just wanted to make sure that the Talk Talk connection and the other one that is showing, is not somebody who can see all of the files on either my pc or laptop.
Just wanted some advice really, to make sure I dont have anybody viewing my files etc. Thank you in advance.

A:Solved: Home Network Picks up unknown wireless network

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I posted a thread previously, but still no luck -even took my computer to a repair store.

I am on a Verizon FIOS wireless network. We have both a Toshiba and Sony computer. I downloaded the latest drivers for my HP Photosmart 6280 printer and was able to successfully install my printer wirelessly.

However, no such luck with my Sony. I download the same drivers, and it goes through part of the installation, but at some point I get a mesage that 'the system cannot find the file specified', and then it rolls back the install, deleting the download.

Can someone please help me with this issue?


A:Problems installing wireless printer on home network

Hi Linda, I think I can help. What is your printer? Did you make sure you let the download complete before attempting to install it? Make sure it says download complete

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Good evening I am having problems with my home network named Dlink Jones, I use a WiFi based adapter off my laptop to pick up the connection but for some reason it hasn't been connecting. Currently I'm picking up another connection but this one is much weaker than my home network connection. I tried to reset the firewall settings but I didn't have any luck getting the connection to become established. That being said I'm not the most computer literate person in the world so I don't know if I reset it properly. My WLAN is on and I can see the light, I have internet connection but not to the preferred network, and I also have this (System Info Utility):

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P340 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3834 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 288345 MB, Free - 93852 MB; D: Total - 16594 MB, Free - 2394 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1604
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Disabled]

Please tell me if there's anything else I need to add for you to help me out.

A:Having Problems With Wireless Internet connection, Cant connect to home network

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Hi everyone I hope you can help me. I have a laptop and a PC at home and I would like to be able to share information between them across the wireless network. Also I am looking to run Input Director to share one mouse and keyboard between the PC & laptop, and a requirement of this is that the laptop and PC are visible on the network.

My problem is that I am clueless when it comes to networking. The configuration, as I understand it, is as follows:

Wireless router: (Netgear router from Sky)
Laptop: (running XP Home SP3)
PC: (running XP Pro SP3)

The wireless network is fine, both machines can connect to the internet and can ping the router

However when I try to ping one machine from the other, the requests time out.

How do I make it so that each machine can see the other one on the network?


A:Problems setting up Input Director on a home wireless network

What is "Input Director"?

Failure to ping is almost always a firewall issue.

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Dear All,

Iím having some problems with my Wireless network.
Iím struggling to get my wireless devices to connect to my wireless network. The only way I can seem to do it, is by assigning them an IP address manually Ė otherwise they get given a 169.xxx.xxx.xxx number.
Ideally, I want the devises to get the IP address automatically.

Look at the diagram to see my network.

Itís not a secure network Ė I havenít given the Wireless Router any Mac Addresses. I live in a very remote area, so Iím not bothered about security until I have it all working.

The wireless Router has 4 Earthnet Ports and 1 ĎInternetí Port.

My ADSL Router has all my Internet settings
(Both are Netgear)

My question is: How do I get my Wireless devices to collect automatic IP addresses?

Hope you can help.

A:Wireless Network - DHCP - Help

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My laptop can connect wirelessly to my network, but it cannot connect via it?s wired NIC. Actually, skype will still work, but outlook mail and browsers do not.
The cat6 cable is ok. I have tested it on another computer. The NIC is ok. My wired connection works just fine at my other house (let?s call it Location 2), which has a similar setup. So, in summary?
At Location 1, my wireless connection receives an expected DHCP IP Address of 192.168?.
At location 2, my wireless AND wired connections both receive expected 192.168? addresses (I don?t connect them at the same time)
At Location 1, here is the problem, my wired connection receives a crazy address. When I ipconfig /release and /renew this wired address, it doesn?t change.

Any ideas? Thanks.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-------
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c959:894d:d1ed:6f%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, August 04, 2010 10:25:02 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, August 05, 2010 4:53:36 AM
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A:Wired DHCP issue: works at one home, not the other. Wireless is fine

kcrouse96h said:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-------
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c959:894d:d1ed:6f%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::226:5aff:fefb:5b26%12
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00--------
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80xxxxxx(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::226:5aff:fefb:5b26%11
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
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I hate to ask the same question all-over (I'm sure of this ), but I'm having trouble understanding/setting-up my home network so that I can print on a printer that is connected to another desktop. Do I need to install the drivers etc... or can I somehow just discover it on a (my) home network. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks again

A:Solved: wireless network @home

On the host computer you need to enable file and printer sharing and share the printer. Then on remote computers you need to connect to the shared printer. Since you have menitioned no OSes here is a general guide: Set Up Your Home Network, Windows 7 Edition

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Hi, im buying a new computer at the end of the month, and am linking it up with my current computer to share my broadband connection. what im wondering is if i can transfer any files from this computer to my new one? ill be getting a router and a receiver, but im not sure of the exact abilities of it!

A:Solved: Wireless home network

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Is it normal that you pick up the signal better in different rooms of the house, in my room the connection speed is 54Mbps, but in my living room (just down the hall) its 11mbps, and in my kitchen (right next to my room) the connections none existent.

The wireless router is above us upstairs (where the main PC is).

Any help or advice on how to improve this would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Wireless Home Network

Joe;It has been my experience that your signal strength can vary from room to room.When I had my laptop connected via wireless connection in one room,my connection strength was weak.I moved it into another room about 20 feet closer to the router,and the signal strength is now consistently excellent.
The other thing you could try,if possible change the channel you are using to communicate wirelessly.This is normally done from the router's admin /setup page.

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if it is a windows 7 box, try this: http://windows7themes.net/how-to-enable-dhcp-in-windows-7.html
if it is xp, try this: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~help/networking/dhcp_info/dhcp_xp.html
if it is vista, the first one should work. now linux, is a little bit trickier, but i would have to know the version.

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So I have a small business I do IT work for. They are using Engenius WAPs for wireless which support multiple SSIDs and VLAN. DHCP is handed out by a Win2K8R2 server.

Now they want to set up a guest wireless network that only has access to internet and none of their internal resources. Problem is they need connectivity to the DHCP server. They have all dumb switches that don't support VLAN tagging.

I haven't worked much with VLANs, but I understand the concept and I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to provide what they wish (which is pretty straightfoward) without either

a. having to change the WAPs for something that have built in DHCP (that can be enabled on a per SSID basis) or
b. replace the dumb switches with switches that support VLANs

Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:guess wireless network dhcp and vlan

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i've problems connecting to my wireless network. i do not face this problem in the past until recently i've some problems with my laptop. after i re-format my laptop, i faced with this problem.

here are some of the images i took. hope it helps on your understanding.

i need help!

A:Solved: can't connect to home wireless network

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Wireless network connection drops out from pc to router.

No obvious line of site interference, microwave is nearby but not in line of sight, and running or not has no impact. Corldless phone base station was line of sight but has been moved, and in use or not has no impact.

Distance between pc and router is < 3 meters.

Belkin 4 port switch/wireless router. Various pci wifi cards tried with differing chipsets, with updated drivers, with stubby, wired and 5dbi gain antennas. Signal is 100% when checked.

And different pci slots on the various cards tried although it has a unique (non shared) interrupt anyhow.

Standard XP Home install - new pc with all updates and motherboard drivers applied.

3rd party config utility and windows zero config utility tried.

WPA PSK used.

All auto ip and dns settings used, and also manually configured ip, dns used (replicating auto numbers gained from "ipconfig /all" command.)

Right clicking the wifi icon in the notification area and repairing the connection brings it back, more quickly when manual network settings are used.

Disconnections most frequent immediately following start up, after the initial successful connection.

On one of the cards config utilities I noticed a surge on an interference meter as a disconnection occurred but none of the subsequent cards tried has shown this meter.

Next doors wifi is visible (but locked down), but has no impact whether up and running, or actively being used to browse. No pre n prod... Read more

A:Solved: Wireless home network disconnections

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Following the procedure given in "Help and Support", I established a home network between my desktop computer and my laptop in the next room. It allows me to access from my laptop files in My Documents of my desktop and also flash drives in the USB ports of my desktop.

I neglected to include, when establishing the network, my printer, which is connected to my desktop for access from my laptop.
I have tried to add it by clicking on "sharing" in the Printers and Faxes area of Control Panel. I selected the printer and in the File pull down, I clicked "sharing". My laptop was booted before I began this effort. I went into the next room to see if the printer was among "My Network Places", but it was not. I rebooted my desktop to see if that effected the sharing of the printer, but it changed nothing.

What must I do to include my printer in the network?

A:Solved: Cannot add printer to wireless home network

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Hi all,

Before we start:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16340 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7950, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 122001 MB, Free - 84839 MB; D: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 809338 MB; F: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 810548 MB;
Antivirus: None

Additional info on my machine:

I was surfing yesterday when all the sudden my connection dropped. I have never been able to reconnect since then (see attachment "Network" for current state).
Interestingly enough, all my other devices connected to the same network continue to work perfectly fine (2 phones, 1 tablet). Only the PC seems to refuse to connect.
Prior to this issue, all 4 devices were connected on the same network for 2+ years without any problems at all.

What did I try?
Pretty much everything that I could think off and found on internet, including:
Check that the password I entered was correct
Reboot computer / modem
Deactivate / reactivate all possible configurations of network cards
Uninstall / reinstall Wireless LAN Card drivers (including newer versions of the drivers)
Update motherboard / chipset drivers
Virus and malware scans with AVG anti-virus
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A:Solved: Cannot connect to home wireless network... after trying everything I could !!

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I have a desktop computer that is connected to my ADSL modem and printer, and it is also connected to a wireless router. My laptop computer, which has wireless, can connect to the Internet using the desktop's ADSL modem and router without any problem, but I would also like to be able to print from the laptop, as well as share files between the desktop computer and laptop.

How can I do this? Can someone please post some detailed instructions?

A:Solved: Configuring A Wireless Home Network

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We recently moved our desktop PC and router to a different location on the 2nd floor of our house. Ever since the move, I am having trouble getting connected with my laptop, depending on location, time of day, who knows what else. Laptop uses Vista Home premium, and we have now replaced the router with a Linksys 802.11n router after listening to advice. We have it set to WEP. Also installed card in laptop to give laptop the 802.11n speed as well. (Never had connection problems before this move.) I have trouble connecting to the home network, and to the Internet. I also lose connectivity periodically as well. The desktop machine has Windows XP. Our ISP is Time Warner cable, which is connected to the Linksys. We know the connections are correct because it works sometimes -- like if I sit in the same room with the router. Or at the top of the steps! But at my 1st floor desk the signal strength is often Poor or Fair and I can't connect. If I go to where the connect is Very Good and connect, then I can move to my desk and keep working for some amount of time before losing the connection. We started with an 802.11g Linksys -- does the 802.11n really make a difference? We have seen no change. We have tried moving the first router slightly in the room -- didn't help. Any suggestions? I need this connection for work and school!! The router is in this room because this is where Time Warner is coming into the house.

A:Solved: Erratic wireless home network

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Yesterday my computer disconnected from the Internet and wouldn't reconnect. It said that something was unplugged. I have a home wireless network with several computers and the others still work fine, so I assumed it was a problem with the PCI Adapter (Edimax IEEE 802.11g Turbo Mode). I bought a new one (Tenda TWL541C(P)), but that doesn't work either. It installed OK and I set up the wireless network without any problems, but it just says "Card Unplugged" and Site Survey is greyed out, so I can't get onto the network.

Please can someone tell me what I need to do to get back online?


A:Solved: Can't Connect To Wireless Home Network

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Hello. My question is almost identical to Tanna's -- except perhaps for the details of my goofy system. Should we discuss here or should I start a new thread?

I have an ancient desktop (Pentium III 500 running Win98SE), attached to my wireless router (Westell 327W) attached to my DSL service. Just bought a lovely new laptop (running XP). The laptop's wireless connection is hitting the DSL flawlessly (which I sure don't want to screw up) but I'd love to know what I need to set up in order to network the two computers as well.

Just like Tanna, I'd like to, from the laptop, access the desktop's printer and scanner, as well as transfer files amongst the drives in both computers.

Do I need a separate wireless card for the desktop, or can I already do this through its ethernet card? Will I have any problems unique to the XP & 98SE coexistence? Etc. Etc.

Thanks in advance for any help, as I'm "old at" computers, but new at networking!

-- Randy

A:Solved: Configuring Wireless Home Network

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I have cable internet. A wireless adsl router is plugged into it. An internet cord is then plugged from the wireless to the usual computer (windows7). The internet works fine on this one.

I've just bought a laptop (macbook) and it picks up the wifi network that was set up, I can log in and it then seems as if the internet is ready to go. However the internet does not work. I've gone into AirPort and thought maybe I needed to input my static IP, subnet, gateway, and DNS into it so I set it to configure IPv4 manually and did that. The internet still doesn't work.

The proper desktop computer doesn't have a wireless card in it as far as I know so doesn't pick up the wifi (which is why I've wired it up to make it work). But I didn't think such a card would be necessary when I only need wireless for the mac (which already has one and clearly sees the wifi).

What is happening!?

A:Solved: First time wireless home network

a few things to do
Take off any wireless secruity you have set on the router - use the desktop cables to log intothe router and see if any encryption is on wireless section

I dont know the MAC commands for the equivalent of ipconfig /all that you would use on a PC - i will try and find some instructions......hopefully a MAC person will answer
EDIT { ifconfig - a } appears to be the equivalent command

but start with encryption that can cause a lot of issues
Next make sure the firewall on the MAC is not blocking access, switch the firewall off - see if that helps

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I know this is alot to ask but could someone tell me step by step how to set up a wireless network, Here is what I want to do,

My Friend has a Windows XP home sp2 computer and is hooked to DSL.
His son has an Windows XP Home spe computer in the bedroom.
They have never been networked.

So what I would like to no is do you get a wireless router and then go from the walljack to the modem then modem to router?
Then would I have to change his NIC card to a wireless NIC card?
and put a wireless NIC card in the son's computer also?

If that is the case is there anything that needs to be turned on in there computers to get wireless to work?

It is just from the living room to bedroom probably 30 to 50 feet so they would not need anything inbetween I wouldn't think.

anyway if someone could tell me what they need for hardware and then how I set it up and what I need to set on each computer would be great.

Then living room computer would be the host and the bedroom the client.

Thank you very much to whomever will take the time to tell me step by step.

A:Solved: Windows XP HOME SP2-How to set up wireless network

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My laptop will not connect to my wireless network, it only gives me an "Limited or no Connectivity" message. My wireless network does appear on the windows "Wireless Networks" screen, but when I try and connect to it it gives me that message. I have already entered the network key from the bottom of the router. Me router is an e-wire home portal 1000HW. I know that I am not doing something right from my , but since I am no pro with this stuff I cannot figure what it might me. If you all can give me any step by step instructions as to set up the network I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

I am running windows xp in both my desktop and laptop. I am able to connect to other various wi-fi networks (ie. barnes & noble).

A:Solved: Cannot connect to home wireless network

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.
Make/model of the broadband modem.
Make/model of the router (if any).
Connection type, wired, wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc.)
Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

I suggest disabling encryption on your router to see if you can connect, then enable encryption as a separate step. Also, use only the HEX key option for WEP, don't use the passcode option. If possible, use WPA encryption.

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I had my home network set up, and it worked just fine. Desktop w/ XP Home (SP2), laptop w/ XP Media Center (SP3), Linksys WRT54G &#8211; desktop hard-wired, laptop wireless. File sharing, printer sharing, all good. Explorer.exe file on laptop corrupted, had to burn out the hard drive and recover/reload. Now can&#8217;t get network back up. Set up fine (apparently) on desktop, but can&#8217;t make the connection with laptop. Have run network setup wizard several times, tried every different permutation I can think of with my low level of tech experience. Wizard on laptop seems to set up network, but desktop MSHOME network only sees desktop, and when I try to see MSHOME with laptop, it tells me it's unavailable and to ask network administrator, may not have rights, etc. I saw you help another with similar problem, but haven&#8217;t been able to get her fixes to help this one. What should I try next, or what further info can I give you?

A:Solved: Can't restore wireless connect to home network

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Bought a new laptop with wireless card. Can connect to the internet through the Linksys broadband router. This router is connected directly to my desktop. (Both run on XP home edition)

I think that I have done all that is needed to set up the in-home network. I have some folders in the desktop that I set up as shared and I can access them using the laptop. I had set these up as shared files quite awhile ago so that I could share with my old windows 98 PC.

Last night I decided to add more folders for file sharing,so I right clicked on them, went to sharing and security and turned them into shared files. But using Windows Explorer on the laptop, I do not see these new folders. How is it that some old files are shared yet the new ones I want to add don't want to cooperate. What have I overlooked ?



A:Solved: file sharing - wireless home network

I don't know about using Windows Explorer, but what happens (if you have these in the same workgroup) if you (on the laptop) go into My Network Places, click on view workgroup computers, and then double click the desktop's icon?

Or, if you're not using same workgroup, what do you get with
Start - Run - \\desktop - OK where 'desktop' is the desktop's name or IP address?

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I have a problem with my home network. I just bought a new laptop (dell 700m) with intergrated wireless technology. I also have a desktop and it is "wired" to a speedstream modem and the modem is connected to a D-link (wireless router). I can get both to connect to the internet and share files but I cant get connected under a secured connection. My virus software always detects some unknow cpu on my connection. How can I secur this connection?
Thank You

A:Solved: Problem with home network/ wireless connection

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I hardwired our home with Cat5 cable to 14 different ethernet wall outlets throughout the house. I would also like to have a wireless router located in a central location to handle any wireless connections we might need.

Our ISP is provided through the telephone company as a DSL system.

We currently operate 2 desktop and 2 lap top computers with the expectations of expanding it with 3 or more in the future.

I need internet access to all computers and a common shared printer for at least 1 desktop and 2 laptop computers.

My system contains:
1 - Dell Dimension 2350 Desktop computer
1 - Dell Dimension 8300 Desktop computer
1 - Dell Inspiron E1705 Lap top computer
1 - HP Lap top (Business use attached through VPN)

All running Windows XP.

1-HP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One Printer (802.11g and Ethernet ready)

DSL Modem - Westell Model E99-610014-03 Rev G
1 - Netgear Range Max Dual Band Wireless N router WNDR3300
1 - Netgear ProSafe 16 port Gigabit Switch GS116

I need to know the correct order in which these devices are connected and how

I've been told various and conflicting connection scenarios and need a professional solution so everything works as expected.

My own personal connection configuration thoughts are:

1. Internet to DSL modem
2. DSL modem via ethernet wire to 16 port Gigabit switch.
3. Gigabit switch via ethernet wire to wireless router.
Gigabit switch via ethernet wire to wired computers.

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A:Solved: Building a wired and wireless network in home

Either way will work. HOWEVER, I would suggest putting the router between the modem and the switch simply because it will enhance your network security. Your router will then act as a gateway and help keep your data secure from prying eyes. Then connect all your internal wired devices to the switch and use the wireless only for wireless devices. Your internal network will still operate at the speed of your switch internally, but all internet will only go as fast as permitted by your ISP. Which, being DSL, is not likely to be much faster than about 3 Mbps, YMMV.

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Hi, I'm trying to setup a home wifi network. I have had some experience in the past with this but I'm a bit rusty. My ADSL modem (netgear DG632) has an IP of I configured my wireless router (DLink DIR615) IP to The subnet masks on both are Initially I reset each device to its factory settings and then configured each of them separately and then hooked them up together. Now I can connect to the Wifi but I can't access my router's setup page after everything is configured. Neither can I access my modem's setup page. How do I resolve this? What IP's do I need to assign for each of them such that I can access each device's setup page when everything is connected?

A:Solved: Home wireless network setup issues

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I have a password protected wireless home network with my main PC, laptop and Wii authorized to connect. I noticed in Network & File Sharing - a computer "KEN63VY4H1". I cannot open this computer or login to it. To do so, Iit requests a password and user and I can't. I am the administrator. I have Windows Vista and a Netgear Wireless N router. What do I do? Is this dangerous? I tried shutting everything down and restarting and he is still there. Can you please help me??

A:Solved: Unknown Computer on My Home Wireless Network

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When i access my homenetwork summary page there are unkown wireless connections that are connected to my home network. I'm unable to use a wireless security encryption key because apple computers are unable to connect to the internet with the encryption key on.
The Question:
Are there any methods or programs for booting or disconnection these unknown wireless connections?


A:Solved: Unwanted wireless users on my home network

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I recently upgraded my wireless router from D-Link DIR-615 to D-Link DIR-685. Before the changeover, all of my devices were connecting to the router, although I had several problems with dropped connections, etc. The devices in use were:
- Desktop computer
- Laptop computer
- All-in-one touchscreen computer
- Netbook
- iPhone (original model)
- HP TouchPad tablet
- Sony Blu-Ray player
- Two internet radios (Aluratek and Livio)
- Wii

ALL of these devices were connected wirelessly to the network. When I set up the new router, I used a different network name/SSID, but kept the same security key/password. All of the router settings were kept the same (e.g., WPA-2, etc.). After the new router was up and running, every single one of the devices listed above connected (after an initial setup with the new network name, of course) EXCEPT the All-in-one/touchscreen computer. I've tried over and over, and it refuses to accept the security key/password. (The desktop, laptop, and touchscreen are all running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium.)

After doing some research, I tried some suggested solutions, but nothing seems to work. Nothing on the problem computer has changed since it was last connected to the old router. I checked the "Properties" of the network device on both the Desktop (which has no problems connecting) and the Touchscreen, and they are identical: WPA-2, AES, etc. And I'm 100% positive I'm entering the security key correctly. I've rebooted the... Read more

A:Solved: One device won't connect to home wireless network

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Hey, let me start off by saying I hope this post is in the right forum.
I have a house that has a top view kinda like this:

Now, the red dot is the place that I currently have my modem/wireless router(a Zyxel P-600). It is placed on top of my desktop, and an Ethernet cable directly connects it to the desktop. However, I recently purchased an iPad which I would like to use just about anywhere in the house, especially the room with the diagonal entrance-way. It's not just the iPad, though, there's also a Macbook Pro, an iPhone 4, and a BlackBerry Curve, which will be using the wifi, though not more than one or two at a time.
My brother purchased a Belkin F7D2301 router, which has much better coverage than my Zyxel, intending to fix the problem. At present the Belkin is connected to my Zyxel via Ethernet, since it doesn't have an inbuilt modem of its own. The Belkin still isn't strong enough for the iPad and other wifi devices to be used comfortably in the farthest rooms. Therefore, I thought of leaving the Zyxel where it is (for my desktop) and placing the Belkin at the Green point, while still connected via a long Ethernet cable. I would like to know if this is a good solution, especially since it would require a long cable, and some work to correctly pin up the Ethernet cable along the walls.
My father would rather that I used a completely wireless device at the Green point, so I was wondering ... Read more

A:Solved: Home Wireless Network Setup Advice

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I've just got a second hand laptop (Advent 7066M, Model No. SIM2000 Notebook PC). I can't work out to my home wireless network. When I go to device manager under "Network adapters", there's a red cross through "PRISM 802.11g Wireless Adapter" and under "Other devices", there's a question mark with an exclamation mark on top of it next to "PCI Modem". I've tried installing the network related stuff from C:\Applications, but that didn't seem to help.

Please could someone offer me some suggestions for getting online?


A:Solved: Connecting Laptop To Home Wireless Network

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