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Computer Does Not Detect Wireless Signal


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#1 Biggre

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 01:28 PM

In my home network, we have (had) 3 computers, our main computer on our second floor, my laptop also on second floor and a third computer in my basement. My basement computer hadn't been used for some time and when I went to use it a few days ago, there was no wireless signal coming in at all. I am not that tech savvy about how messing around with the internet options, but maybe a month ago when Linksys sent an update out, it had caused my laptop to frequently lose the signal. I assumed that this was the case for my basement computer and followed the same instructions that I had recieved on the Linksys technical forums. I went int and changed some of the wireless options as follows:

Changing the SSID to anything but a Linksys name. Not sure if I didn that since I wasn't able to access http://192.168.1.1
Change channel to either 1 or 11, I changed it to 11
Change beacon interval to 50. I was not able to find this option in the network configure option.
Change RTS and Fragmentation Threshold to 2304. Done

I did all this and my basement computer still will not pick up any wireless signal. The only other thing I could think of was to maybe rollback the driver but I didn't want to potentially make the problem worse.

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:33 AM

Hey!

Sometimes it can be as simple as the fact the signal might not be able to get through the walls to the basement. Have you ever been able to get wireless down there?

I've heard sometimes if the walls are too thick, the signal can't get through.
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#3 Biggre

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 11:55 PM

Yes, I had gotten signal down there before so I know the signal can reach down there.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:19 PM

Try and set your lease time in the DHCP to forever, if possible. I tried setting it for less once, but it started loosing the signal after a while, even when set to like a week.

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