No connectivity to 2nd desktop or laptop - although worked before
We have the Netgear router upstairs on "main" computer (runs XP). We have used this router for two other computers - one upstairs and a laptop. Up until yesterday - no problems connecting. Today, first found the laptop wouldn't connect... Netgear wasn't a choice for wireless connection. Checked downstairs - same story. After resetting Netgear router - both computers show Netgear wireless connection available - however - there are 5 empty bars - but they show no signal available. Neither computer will connect. The Netgear router lights show - power, wireless, internet and "2". Any ideas on what's going on?
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Re: No connectivity to 2nd desktop or laptop - although...
Hello....sudden loss of wireless on two computers, in the same home, may indicate that a powerful source of wireless interference has just arrived (since your wireless router light is still on).
1) Does the signal improve if you move the router, or move the laptop closer to the router?
2) Have you had any success with changing the channel on your router? (Login to router > select Wireless Settings > Channel)
If you have not moved furniture yourself, or installed a device which could interfere with the signal (eg a DECT phone), it's possible a neighbour's new router may be the culprit.
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Is the 'WAN' port on the Netgear router connected to anything?
How many friends will come over at the same time?
How many 'LAN' ports are on the Linksys? How many ports are "free" ?
How many 'LAN' ports are on the Netgaear? How many ports are "free" ?
How many "spare" Ethernet cables do you have?
Is your goal to provide computer-to-computer connectivity,
or are you just trying to provide Internet access for everybody?
If you are "downstairs", is the wireless signal from the "upstairs" router strong-enough to provide wireless coverage "downstairs"?
If you are "upstairs", is the wireless signal from the "downstairs" router strong-enough to provide wireless coverage "upstairs"?
to difficult for explain that your problem. Wireless Router must be set into DHCP mode enabled. And your 1st laptop and 2nd computer have to been set into "Obtain an IP address automatically". Don't forget to set your Wireless Router in section DNS server, IP range for wireless connectivity, and IP address from your adsl link. If you confuse, you must call by phone, IT expert for do this...
Hi more likely it seems to be an issue with the Ethernet card on the concerned computer. If you have a cross over cable then please connect that computer to another laptop and check if it still shows the error msg or shows connected. Let me know if you need any other help.
Make sure your desktop doesn't have static IP address. Go to Network Connections, Properties of Local Area Connection, Internet Protocol > Properties. Select Obtain IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS Servers Automatically. Apply the changes and restart the computer.
Your slow connection could be affected by poor location wireless router (therefore poor signal strength), electrical interference, or even someone else with a wireless router transmitting on the same channel as your wireless router. Try relocating your router away from solid walls, and/or move your computer or router to another location. If your connection speed varies, could be electrical interference with appliance/s in your house, turn off all appliances, test your internet speed connecting then turn on one appliance at a time to determine which appliance is at fault (could have a faulty capacitor in the appliance)
re homplugs let me infor you first that Homeplugs do have a minor advantage if they share the same leg but there is usually sufficient cross-coupling.Larger commercial buildings often have 3 phase where each phase has its own transformer. Homeplugs need to be on the same transformer.
Also Long extension leads will degrade the signal so it is best practice to plug the HomePlug directly into a wall socket As with the figures youve given above you dont NEED to purchase a new equipment such as a router as youd have the same issue with it.
Best thing to to check your circuitry as - limitations are as follows - the rings or circuits (such as upstairs and downstairs) mains must be on the same fuse box / consumer box.
If you have further questions let Fixya answer it for you .
try to bring another laptop to the location where you are having problem and see if the other laptop will have the same problem. if thats the case the problem is with the router. You can try upgrading the router's firmware or change the wireless channel
I experienced a similar problem with a Vista laptop a few weeks ago.
There were no apparent problems, so I uninstalled the wireless network
adapter from the Windows "device manager" and then let it automatically
reinstall the wireless adapter when it rebooted. The local wireless
network appeared about 5 minutes after the reboot and has been working
ever since. Hope this idea helps!