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Topic # 23113 18-Jun-2008 18:56
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I have a friend who has a wireless network, they have a wireless D-Link Router, not sure of the exact model but it is one of those all n one ones, that had the modem, router and wireless type ones.


It was set up by The Laptop Company and they wont support them in adding another laptop to the network.

There are 2 desktops and 1 laptop currently connected via wireless.

The computers that are connected are going great and can see the connection when they are connected.

But no other computer can see the wireless connection ncluded My Laptop, there laptop they want to add and My Phone.

Any Ideas?

The security is WEP which is only passcode with the 64bit code.

It is on channel 11

Anything else that you need I can find out.

It has really stumped me, because it should be going when compared to the settings I have on my router.




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Reply # 139057 18-Jun-2008 20:51
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AllNightNerding: The computers that are connected are going great and can see the connection when they are connected.

But no other computer can see the wireless connection ncluded My Laptop, there laptop they want to add and My Phone.

Is SSID Broadcast enabled?



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  Reply # 139060 18-Jun-2008 21:04
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From memory I think it is, if it isnt then would the other client computers still be able to connect? as they are all connecting, and can see the connection when the working computers are connected. but the computers that need to be connected can not see it.




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  Reply # 139186 19-Jun-2008 14:40
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AllNightNerding: From memory I think it is, if it isnt then would the other client computers still be able to connect? as they are all connecting, and can see the connection when the working computers are connected. but the computers that need to be connected can not see it.

Sorry it's taken a long time to reply - I went offline shortly after posting last night.

If the computers that can connect have the connection saved then yes, they will connect.

All disabling the SSID does is prevent broadcasting of the wireless networks' name, which seems to fit the symptoms you're describing.

If it is a non-broadcasting SSID, you can either re-enable the broadcast or, if you know the name of the wireless network, connect to it manually through the Network and Sharing Center in Control Panel (assuming your OS is Microsoft).



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  Reply # 139212 19-Jun-2008 16:15
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I will give it a try when I go there tomorr afternoon. That does sound right, but from memory the broadcasting of the SSID was enabled.

Will try that tomorrow and let you know how it goes.

Thanks!




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