Setting up wireless network to connect to the internet and share files & printer
Category: Computers > Wireless and Mobile
Asked by: bahraini-ga
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02 Nov 2006 05:26 PST
Expires: 02 Dec 2006 05:26 PST
Question ID: 779367
I have a wireless access point for the internet at home. It has been working fine for over a year. Recently it seems not working (Internet by wire connection is ok). It seems that there is a recent interference from a neihbor's network (that seems to be faster and with a stronger signal than ours. Both networks have the same name "linksys" and both are insecure. I tried making mine secure and changed its name. This did not solve the problem. I tried changing the properties of each network so that the neighbor's network will not connect automatically. Still no luck. Now, sometimes there is a connection to the internet via our router for few minutes and then it disconnects but unalbe to connect again until I restart the computer. I tried removing the neighbor's network from the list of networks avaialbe but it reappears later. Sometimes our computers connect to the neighbor's network even thoug no network shows on the list of available networks. In such cases, the connection is good and works fine. Today I brought Mr. wireless Master (a techincian from our local computer store whose job throughout the day is just setting up networks and maintaining them). Ater 2 hours of trial he gave up. He could link the computers together but no internet access. This problem occurs with all our three computers which are all notebooks of different brands (Acer, Lenovo and sony). We thought we might try a different router (our present one is Linsys WAG54G ADSL Gateway). Any solutions or suggestion to solve this problem so that I can have wireless access to the internet and also to make a wireless network to share files and peripherals, such as printers, among our computers. Thank you.
Re: Setting up wireless network to connect to the internet and share files & pri
Answered By: keystroke-ga on 03 Nov 2006 06:37 PST
Hello bahraini, Thank you for accepting my clarification as an answer to your question. Try changing the channel transmission number on the wireless router that you own to something that is 3 channels away from your neighbours'. Good luck! :) --keystroke-ga
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The answer by keystroke was excellent. I learned from it about changing router channels. This helped stop the interference from neighbor's networks. I found that giving my network a unique name that does not conflict with the neighbors' network names and making my network secure were also important.
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