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Can see my neighbours networks, but not my own anymore!


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#1 silkzip

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 06:15 PM

Until yesterday, I was able to connect to the internet on my desktop via a Gigafast router and Belkin network adapter.
During the day yesterday, it would occasionally loose connection, but today I couldn't get it back. When I search for available networks I can see a number of my neighbours networks, but not my own. The router is working as I'm using it and my network to access my laptop to post this. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the network adapter, did a system restore and changed the channels, trying them all. I search still brings up every network but my own. What have I missed?

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:17 PM

you have to access the router software to check that wireless is enabled and then reboot the router

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:35 PM

I am using a laptop to access wireless connection to post this, I had previously rebooted both router and desktop and even reset the router. Laptop and iphone can still access my network. If there was a problem with my router, than I have to assume that it wouldn't be selective and just affect one computer only and if the network adapter on the desktop wasn't working, why am I able to see my neighbours networks.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 05:31 PM

you are quite right, it would not be selective. i will assume the Belkin network adapter is also a wireless device ? USB ? if so it is possible that the adapter is recognized by the computer but is not capable of sending or receiving a signal (broken). you could try another USB port to see if that makes a difference.
if available you could try a wired connection to the router to see if that works.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:05 PM

Try updating the router to the latest firmware and see if that works (go to the manufactors website and type in the model number under the downloads section). I would assume it might be a know problem that they might have fixed. If that doesn't do it then it would be something with the laptop. What OS are you running on the laptop?

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:07 PM

Do you have a powerline gigafast wireless access point? like these?

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 12:25 AM

If your SSID is turned off on the router and the computer does not know the name of the network it can't connect to it. Try setting up the connection manually with the settings from the working laptops.
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