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Discussion in 'Networking' started by joybull, Oct 15, 2003.

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  1. joybull

    joybull Thread Starter

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    With an XP machine, I am picking up numerous networks in my neighborhood, but rarely does it pick up my own, even when i am right on top of the access point. Unfortunately I can't set the card directly because XP finds all this for me. Is there a way to diable the roaming? I think it is screwing everything up. Thanks.
     
  2. aeakos

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    In short, yes there is. When your Network Icon comes up in your task-bar, click it and bring up the window that shows the available networks. You should see an option that says "let windows manage my networks" or something of that sort. Uncheck that and also add your ESSID to the preferred network. You might also want to make your ESSID on your access point something unique. I do not have a wireless computer in front of me at the moment, so I am going off of memory. Sorry if I missed a few steps, but that's the jist of it. Also, be sure to turn on "Broadcast ESSID" on your access point, some Windows XP machines cannot detect the network without that option enabled.

    ps. Depending on which access point you are using and its antenna configuration, you don't want to actually be directly next to it for the best signal due to the conical shape of most omni antenna.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. joybull

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    I will try that. I actually kept it on thinking that i need it to configure my connector. i will configure and then deselect.
     
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