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Wireless Network will not connect

Discussion in 'Networking' started by unusedcomptrdgre, Jul 4, 2007.

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  1. unusedcomptrdgre

    unusedcomptrdgre Thread Starter

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    I have a Belkin Wireless G Router. One computer is wired and working fine. My other computer has Belkin Wireless G Network Card and will not connect. It states that I have a low signal. Has anyone tried the desktop antenna by Belkin? Or could it be another problem?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    I haven't tried the antenna. Yes, there could be another problem and even if the problem is a low signal it may matter why it is low.

    "It states that I have a low signal."

    That's one opinion. :) Do you have independent verification that the signal is low? Or do you use the adapter with other networks and trust its judgment?

    If the signal is low do you know why--distance, obstructions, bad router, ...?
     
  3. invalidusername

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    Yes, get closer to the routerto see if it improves.
     
  4. unusedcomptrdgre

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    I have no verification of low signal other than clicking the icon and it saying that. Is there another way to verify that? The speed is never more that 11Mbps. I did finally get it to connect but it the connection did not last long maybe a couple of hours. I only have one network that I'm using the adapter for. As far as distance I have had it right beside the router and it didn't work but as of right now the router is upstairs and the computer is downstairs right below the router room. I have just tried to change the channel on the router from 11 to 6 the speed is still the same but it did connect and the signal varies now from very good, good and low. What should I try next?
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Try channel 1. From the varied responses to changing the channel, I'd say you probably have interference.
     
  6. TerryNet

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    What's the model of your Belkin router and of your Belkin wireless adapter?
     
  7. unusedcomptrdgre

    unusedcomptrdgre Thread Starter

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    I put the router on auto and the results were basically the same.


    Router - F5D7230-4 ver.6000 and I have the updated firmware


    Adapter - F5D7000 ver.3001 with updated firmware
     
  8. JohnWill

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    Download NetStumbler and do a scan of available networks. Post a screen shot here.

    Here's a sample of what I'm looking for, mine shows one wireless network active. Make sure we can see all the columns.
     

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    Are you using Belkin's utility or Windows' WZC to manage the wireless connection and are you sure that the other one is not running?

    I think the direction John is taking you has a greater probability of payoff, but it doesn't hurt to look at this angle also.
     
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