WTF ANOTHER router problem, this time wireless

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  1. Grouch

    Grouch Guest

    Ok there are 5 computers in my house 2 wired 3 wireless. All computers are set to pick IP and DNS automatically. Both wired PCs are on the net fine. One wireless laptop works fine, the other two connect to the network but have limited or no connectivity.

    Just last week I was having the near opposite problem with only the wireless PCs connecting to the internet, but I think that came from a different cause. After I fixed that (all of reinstalling the router set up disk) and now 2 of my 3 laptops don’t work.

    WTF is going on?
     
  2. 7960

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    did you mess around with the number of DHCP users/addresses? Seems like you're not having a problem with the PCs as much as you're having a problem getting all 5 online at once.
     
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    Seems to me that u need to revise your laptop settings..
     
  4. deusexaethera

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    It sounds like your computers aren't updating their IP addresses when the router reassigns them every x number of days. Obviously they can't update when the computers are off, but usually that doesn't cause fatal connection problems.

    I'd like to help, but unfortunately the one time I dealt with a problem like this, it turned out to be easier to buy a new router than to try to chase down what was really going wrong.
     
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    Do you have any wireless security stuff setup? Do you have the most current firmware update on the router?

    I'd delete the wireless connections on the problem laptops and try to reconnect them.

    What are the IP's of the laptops when they have limited connectivity? Sounds like a DHCP problem like said above.
     
  6. SkyLeach

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    What kind of router?
     
  7. Deevan

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    Clarify what you mean by little or no connectivity...

    Is it no connectivity to the network or to the internet? Do you have portforwarding set up?

    If you're running torrents I've noticed that wireless devices on the same network will lag tremendously if they're not at least 802.11G.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    I'm guessing he means that the network connection in Windows is telling him there's no connectivity. That happens when the computer can't negotiate a stable connection with the router.
     
  9. Deevan

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    We're talking about SP1 here. :eek3:

    The wireless stuff in SP2 is fantastic compared to that.
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    Yeah, it definitely is. Why is he using SP1 still?
     
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    Oh well, he doesn't seem to want an answer. :mamoru:
     

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