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Solved: Laptop does not detect my router, yet detect others...

Discussion in 'Networking' started by jplomeli, Sep 15, 2008.

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  1. jplomeli

    jplomeli Thread Starter

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    Hi!
    I'm new in these forums and I hope I can find some help... thanks in advance!
    I'm having a weird problem, I just moved to a new flat and there's wireless internet here, my flatmates connect with no problem, and I have connected with my laptop via wifi without any problems in the past, but here... the network simply does not shows up in the available networks, windows detects other networks but not mine... if I connect via LAN ethernet everything works peachy...
    I'm running Windows Vista SP1 on a Toshiba A135 laptop.
    The network adapter is an Atheros AR5006EG (using latest drivers)
    The router is a Linksys WAG354G (using latest firmware)
    Here's what a quick ipconfig/all shows:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\JP>ipconfig

    Windows IP Configuration


    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1c85:dc36:41bc:de4c%8
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.67
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.254

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid

    C:\Users\JP>ipconfig

    Windows IP Configuration


    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    C:\Users\JP>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : toshiba
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain_not_set.invalid

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5006EG Wireless Network Adapter

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-E3-E2-AA-7F
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethern
    et NIC (NDIS 6.0)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-D4-94-84-95
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1c85:dc36:41bc:de4c%8(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.67(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, September 16, 2008 12:03:36 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, September 17, 2008 12:14:42 AM

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.254
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.254
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 212.159.6.10
    212.159.6.9
    192.168.0.254
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{DEA51385-C1F5-4ADB-B0CC-E052171D7
    D7D}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.domain_not_set.invalid
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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    I've searched for some way to work this out, but i couldn't find anything so far...

    Thanks...

    Pablo
     
  2. TerryNet

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    The first thing that comes to mind is that the SSID broadcast is disabled. Do those other computers detect the network? (I know you said they connect; my question was detect.)
     
  3. jplomeli

    jplomeli Thread Starter

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    Hello, thanks for the reply, the answer is yes, they detect the network, even an iphone does... :S, weird if you ask me...
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Have you moved the laptop about 10 feet or so away from the AP to see if it finds it then? Don't move it too close, sometimes sitting right next to the AP causes it to lose the signal.

    Another thing to try is change the channel on the router.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    Good point, John, about the channel. Especially if the current channel is 12 or 13!
     
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    That would be really bad if he's in the US! :D

    Nope, just checked, he's in the UK.
     
  7. TerryNet

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    I would not have dared post those channel numbers without the hints "new flat" and "works peachy." :D
     
  8. jplomeli

    jplomeli Thread Starter

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    Hello! Thanks for the replies, yes, I'm in the UK... :)

    I changed the channel, it was on channel 12, and now the network appears in the list! the problem is it says something like: The characteristics of your network adapter does not match the requirements of the network... any idea, i tried with almost all channels, and also noted that when I put the type of wireless to G instead of mixed or B, It detects it even in channel 12 but with the same message.

    Thanks!
     
  9. jplomeli

    jplomeli Thread Starter

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    Wait!
    I just saw under manage wireless networks that I had my network there with some settings i was trying to use before... so I removed adn.. Ta-da! I'm connected, with internet and everything... so Solved!

    Thank you!!!!!
     
  10. TerryNet

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    You're welcome.

    In most of Europe channels 1-13 are legal. Other regions/countries have different rules. In North America, for example, only 1-11 are legal. It sounds like you have the wrong wireless driver installed or an adapter that is not supported in Europe.
     
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