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Desktop pc/macbook competition for wireless network?

For a year now i have had no troubles accessing the network in my home using my desktop pc. my rooommate on the other hand has not been able to access the network wirelessly with her macbook. i disconnected her direct line and turned her airport on and entered the key to access the network, it worked. now my pc desktop is unable to access the network with the security WPA enabled. i have downloaded and installed the latest firmware 1.09, reset the router, but still only macbooks can access. Whats the deal?

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Make sure mac filtering on router is not on and make sure computer are automatically getting ip address.

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Getting the most out of a Home Network


A wired connection is still the best way to get maximum download and upload speeds because your computer is directly connected to your gateway/router via an Ethernet cable. While this method offers consistent speed, it might not be convenient running multiple PCs and Laptops with a wire in your home.

Improving your wireless connections:

1. Do not use wireless connections where it is not needed or not important.
Devices that are not moved frequently such as a printer or a desktop PC can use the ethernet cable to minimize traffic in the wireless connection. Some home users use a wireless adapter for their desktop PC to connect wirelessly which I think is irrelevant not unless your desktop PC is really far from the router. Most routers provide 4 ethernet ports which you can use for the printer and desktop PC.

2. Make sure that your Wireless Network has WEP/WPA enabled.
All routers are equipped with security features that can provide passwords to your network. A secure network is less susceptible to unathorized use of your network. The more users use your network, the slower it becomes.

Sample video on how to secure your network using a LinkSys Router:



3. Get a better range.
Depending on how your home is designed, your wireless gateway may not be able to reach certain parts of the home, but you may be able to improve access to those trouble spots. There are several companies that have developed wireless repeaters (sometimes called a signal booster), devices that can pick up the signal from your router and extend that signal to other parts of the house. It should be noted that any repeater has its own limitations and the greater your distance from the repeater the weaker your signal and the slower your speed will be.

4. Change your wireless channel to reduce interference.
You may experience weak or dropped signals if a cordless phone or any other electronic device and your wireless router share the same frequency channel. A potential fix for this issue is to change the channel, thereby reducing frequency interference. The wireless channel can be can be accessed in the wireless settings of your routers interface. Channels to choose from are Channels 1 to 11. This should be done in a trial and error method, choose whatever channel delivers the most speed.

Sample video on how to change the wireless channel on a Zoom Router:




5. Make sure that you are running the latest firmware and driver updates.
One of the easiest steps to improve your connection speed is to make sure you are running the latest software updates for your wireless adapter. If you are, the next step would be to check if your network card has been updated with the latest drivers. To confirm that you have the latest drivers available, go to the wireless card manufacturer's website and look for a Support and/or Driver link. If you have a built in wireless client (one that cannot be removed from your PC), check to see if your PC manufacturer has issued any updates.

The above tips has greatly improved our home network which consists of a Prolink router, 2 netbooks, 1 laptop, 1 desktop pc, 1 printer and an occasional use of mobile phones to connect to the internet.

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Have a great day!

Jas247

on May 26, 2011 | Routers

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How do I connect my Macbook to my Kodak wireless printer with my Belkin G+MIMO router?


When you added the WPS encryption ket to your wireless router, this secures your wireless network from unauthorized access to you wireless network.
To allow your wireless computers and wireless printer to communicate with your wireless network the wireless cards in the computers and printer needs to be configured with the WPA encryption settings that you configured in the wireless router.

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I have a Linksys WRT160N router that I am using with a MacBook Pro laptop running Snow Leopard. I used my computer (with some difficulty) to set up the wireless access by way of a wired connection. The...


My Friend ,

Login the router setup page .
And under router security settings uncheck the option (block anonymous internet request).
Set the wireless channel as 6 or 9.
And then use wep security key.
this will surely work.

Regards :-
Amit

Jan 07, 2011 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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Cannot connect MacBook to DIR-615 router


Is your wireless network secured ?
If you are trying to connect to the secured wireless network, make sure that the network that you are typing is correct.
If you are not sure about the network key
then check the network key on the router.
You said that MAC is able to connect to the neighbor's wireless network.
Make sure that the Wireless MAC filter on your router is disabled.
Click here to know more about network key

Oct 06, 2009 | D-Link DIR-615 Wireless Router

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Limited or no connectivity on a laptop


you check your router configuration
your wireless configuration
number o hosts limited

Feb 25, 2009 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

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Wireless set up


Are you setting up a home network or internet access?

Mar 02, 2008 | Routers

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Home network w/ XP pro desktop and Vist Home pro laptop


So you want to remotely control your Desktop from your laptop from anywhere, correct?

Well only thing you need  is an internet connection, and you can access your desktop.

There are tons of software you can use to control your desktop remotely.

Here are some good ones:

Logmein free click that, that will link you to LogMein's free solution.

Logmein offers several solutions, the free is what I would use for you unless you wanted to pay.

Another very good one is:
RemotelyAnywhere click there, that is a very good software probably my favorite.

Those are the main 2 that you would like.

There are other ones more for more advanced users like:
http://www.uvnc.com/

Good luck!
-Cam

Oct 21, 2007 | Routers

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HELP PLEASE ASAP


OK well I think it is better to set it up like this... Connect the Modem to the Phone Line, Connect the Modem to the Router with an Ethernet Cable, Use a CABLE connection from the Main PC to the Router. (Ya gonna ditch the USB WiFi) Set that Main PC connection up to connect to the internet from the Main PC, thru Router thru Modem.... Then from Slave, install the USB adapter in this PC, and use this to connect DIRECTLY to the WiFi Router... and thus to the internet. This way will give the best transfer rates, and reliability

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