Solved: computers won't connect to network

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famok

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I had a network wich was connected through a cable modem to the internet.
After we moved to another house, i have an internetconnection through a speedport W 501 V over ADSL.
My main computer is connected with an excellent connection,:)
The other 3 computers can see the speedport, but cannot make a connection:mad:. The IP adress can not be refreshed. You cab see that the strength of the network is strong for these connections.:confused:
Because the signal was to weak for the other computers i have bought a Linksys wireless G-range expander.

How can i connect to the internet, how can i create a working XP workgrope as i had earlier (or is one problem connected to the other)
 

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Can the computers connect via ethernet?

If your network is secured, disable encryption on the router and connect that way. Assuming success you should be able to re-enable encryption and reconnect. Use WPA-PSK (or WPA2) if possible. If you must use WEP use a HEX key, not an ascii passcode.
 

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How many wireless computers do you have? Rather than that range extender, I'd be considering hi-gain antennas and perhaps a signal booster, much easier to get working properly.

Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit


This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.
 

famok

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In search of a solution i came across something that did the trick.(y)
I removed the usb network adapters and replaced them with linksys pci cards.
Reception and maintaining network stability are no langer a problem.
Installation in a matter of minutes, no problems anymore.

I wish to thank anyone who has helped me.

I think this concludes this item:)
 

famok

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For the record,
i have connected 4 computers in a simple network (XP workgroup), with a speedport 501 router
 

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