Anyone help with wireless network?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by crg52, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. crg52

    crg52 Network Guru Member

    Hi everyone - I've visited here regularly, but haven't seen an answer to my particular problem so I decided to post a question.

    I previously had the following system:

    WAG54G Gateway
    WPC54G - Connected to HP Pavillion Notebook
    WMP54G - Connected to Desktop PC

    I originally set the network up with only the desktop, then added the Notebook later. The notebook would connect to the network 1 in 20 times, and if it did, would lose connection regularly while the desktop worked fine (even in the same room).

    I have now moved house and switched to NTL Cable DSL.

    My current setup is

    WRT54G - Router
    MPC54G - to Notebook
    WMP54G - Desktop PC

    My problem now is that the Notebook works 100% of the time with the network, but the Desktop is connected to the router with 'Very Good' signal strength (in the same room!). On setting up the latest network, I used the Notebook to connect the router to the DSL Modem, etc. I have asked Linksys support for advice, but they asked what firmware I had, and the results of IPconfig /all, then never replied again!!

    Any help would be MOST appreciated, as I am going crazy!

    Cheers folks.
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    if the notebook works 100% of the time and the desktop says "very good", whats the problem? i guess i dont understand the question
  3. crg52

    crg52 Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the response - guess I wasn't being too clear.

    The notebook connects fine. Although the Desktop connects to the Router (only when using a Static IP), I cannot connect to the internet at all, or ping the router (Destination Host Unreachable).. Any suggestions? I think it may be something to do with the initial setup; do I have to somehow physically connect the 2 machines via LAN to set them up to work with the router?

    As you may guess - I'm not too familiar with networking!
  4. ghoulord

    ghoulord Network Guru Member

    Before setting up a wireless network it has to be wired to the router and make sure that your online with it...configuring router wirelessly is too risky..
  5. crg52

    crg52 Network Guru Member

    When I originally set up the network, I had the notebook connected by LAN, but not the Desktop. I have tried connecting the desktop via LAN since, but it is unable to connect either. Could it be something to do with the NTL Cable Modem only working to 1 MAC address?
  6. ascot54

    ascot54 Network Guru Member

    My set up is as follows:

    WAG54G - Gateway serving 2 Desktop PC's in same room...
    WPC54G - Connected (x3) on Dell laptops, anywhere in house...
    WMP54G - Connected to Desktop PC upstairs...

    I set up the WAG54G first on one desktop in down stairs room.
    Then ran network wizard on the other problems encountered...

    Then purchased WPC54G (x3) and installed them on laptops..ran network wizard again no probs..

    Bought WMP54G last week for pc upstairs, ran network wizard no problem apart from unable to access this pc on the network..beleive its a sharing error as i can ping it from any other pc...

    Think you would be best uninstalling everything, set up router via ethernet...get pc to talk to net...
    Once you happy with settings, then add the wirelss card to laptop..

    Run network wizard on main pc then leave it few minutes then run network wizard on laptop...

    Then they should be able to "see each other"...

    Both computers must have same workgroup name ie joes network...

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