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Need Help! At Home Wireless Network

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by mamatothree, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. mamatothree

    mamatothree New Member

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    Any ideas on why one of the four computers at home doesn't recognize the network? The adaptor has been reinstalled...passwords reinstalled...when you click on the "available networks" icon...a bunch of our neighbors networks show up but not ours!

    Any suggestions on what to try?
     
  2. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    Yes - that computer may be in a dead zone. If the wireless adaptor has antennae, try moving them. If it has 2 - just move one of them.
     
  3. mamatothree

    mamatothree New Member

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    Nope, not that....it worked in that location for over a year and my laptop picks up the network sitting right next to the computer that doesn't! We were having difficulty with Comcast (no shocker there!) and my son's computer stopped recognizing the network after the tech "fixed" the Comcast problem...although the other three all work fine!
     
  4. sri_n

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    Couple of things:

    Okay.. I'm speaking of the top off my head.. there may be others who may present more knowledgeable fixes.. :)

    1. Is your wireless broadcasting its SID? If not, then you'd have to configure your wireless connection by typing your SID in, as you would not find it in the list of available networks.

    2. Was the Firewall on this offending computer reconfigured in someway?

    I had an issue where I had to reinstall my security software, and the default install of the firewall prevented my computer from 'talking' to the network. I fiddled around with the settings and finally got it to work.. unfortunately I didnt take notes of what I did - typical of me :)

    If all else fails, can you try to relocate the PC to where the router is, hook it up to the router directly with a network cable and make sure u can now see the network?
     
  5. mamatothree

    mamatothree New Member

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    Thanks - I'll pass that info on to my son...we already "fixed" the issue by running a 40' ethernet cord from the computer to the router...but it really doesn't fit my decor, plus we keep tripping over it to get to the bathroom!
     
  6. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    If you need it, I have a PCMCIA wireless adaptor you can borrow to see if yours has gone wonkey.
     
  7. mamatothree

    mamatothree New Member

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    I have no idea what that is but if it will help ID the problem I'd be happy to borrow it!
     

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