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Topic # 50081 21-Nov-2009 15:30
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Hi all,

Mum has had one of these routers for a while now and we've had an ongoing problem which I can best describe as The router doesn't like more than 1 wireless client connected.

She would have her laptop on via wireless and back when I had vista I'd always get "connected with limited connectivety". The only way I could make it connect is if I reset my wireless adapter a few times. Same problem also with my old laptop.

I've put the latest firmware on the router, wireless also has the latest driver.
I'm on Windows 7 now and this time it would just say "connection unsucessful".
Only thing i've not tried is using Static IP's but I found DHCP easy enough.

Anyone got any idea on how to fix this?

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  Reply # 275466 23-Nov-2009 14:24

Did your laptop really not connect or did it just show a "limited connection" icon?
Reason I ask is that I've had a win7 machine showing limited or no connection icon (in system tray or whatever win7 calls it !) on wireless network ...but functioning just fine !

If it actually wasn't functioning probably need to know a bit more about router/AP config and what wireless clients (h/w and drivers - and "latest" drivers aren't necessarily best !!)

Ideas (without knowing specifics or what you've actually tested):

MAC filter on router (shouldn't allow "sometimes" connection though)
Restricted dhcp pool + long leasetimes
Mix of 802.11b & g clients (usually would cause bad performance if anything, rather than no connection)
Incompatible config on (your) client cf. AP
Previous client config not flushed (e.g. if machine brought in hibernate mode from previous wireless AP)

First step would be to check configs - do they match?
Do you have a mix of b & g clients (is router set up to allow that?)
Then ignore icons showing connection status and see what works and what connection status really is (e.g. ipconfig in terminal window) - actually that probably should be first !

Hope that's a start...


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