Posted 24 November 2009 - 05:51 PM
This is my first attempt at wireless internet networking, so I appoligize in advance for dumb questions.
I'm trying to set up a wireless network for my church which includes the pastor's computer at home (about 75yrds away from the router). In order to help with the range issues, I attempted to switch the router to broadcast at 5Ghz, only to discover the wireless adapter on the home computer only picked up 2.4 Ghz signals. I switched it back to the orginal settings, but somewhere in the midst of switching, the laptop at church stopped connecting to the router. The Pastor has been on the phone with Dell, who decided the problem was with the motherboard. They sent a technician out to replace the board, but it is still not connecting to router. Even after downloading new drivers and such, no connection is happening. Here are the specs on the router and laptop:
D-Link Dual Band N 5GHz/2.4GHz "Rangebooster N Dual Band Router"
Laptop: Dell vostro 1720
Intel Core Duo T6670 @ 2.20 GHz
Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-card
We are getting very tired of the run around with Dell, even though the computer is only 2 months old and everything is under warrantee. The router has only been running for three weeks. We also had some secondary free trial security that I'm having troubles getting at from the laptop. On the home computer it only took turning on a browser for the security thing to pop up and ask for the password. I'm told the same thing happened orignally for the laptop, but it hasn't happened again.