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Solved: computers won't connect to network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by famok, Mar 29, 2008.

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  1. famok

    famok Thread Starter

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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)
     
  2. TerryNet

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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.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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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.
     
  4. famok

    famok Thread Starter

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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:)
     
  5. famok

    famok Thread Starter

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

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the top of the page in the upper right corner.© :)

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