There are so many possibilities.. The range or distance might be the trouble.. Is the neighbor using a notebook? If so, move the pc to within a few meters of the wireless router, to see if you get a signal. There are lots of other things you can try.. There is detection software to see available networks Eg 'netstumbler', can be downloaded free.. Your router might be setup in such a way, that it limits number of connections or by MAC address.. So you might need to change the configuration in the router. Mostly you can go into the router config. via a web browser like IE (Internet Explorer), just by typing in the IP address of the router.. But you might need to know the IP & user ID & password (if there is one).. So.. you can see there are a lot of things to be done, if you want to solve this problem..
Also here is a possible fix from another user on Fixya.. (to be carried out on the neighbor's pc)
you may have another wireless connection other than your own set as automatic, or more than one connection in your settings of the same name, so right click on your network icon in your task bar or in network connections in device manager and select view all wireless connections, click on it and when all the connections show, highlght, delete all of them, then close the window.
Your notebook should now indicate that it found new wireless connections, click on the popup and select your connection name and click connect, at this point you will be asked to enter the passkey if you have security enabled.
give it a go.. might help. Let me know if you want further help.
May 07, 2008 |
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