I admit, I don't know much about wirless networks, but I do know enough to set it up and connect a 2nd computer up to the internet with it.
That was the old house, we moved, and have a new ISP, and I'm having extreme difficulty keeping the wireless computer connected to the net.
The signal strength fluctuates between good and excellent. Sometimes the wireless connection shows up, most of the time it doesn't. It's just not there in the network connections it shows up fine, sometimes a 2nd wirless connection is found called "notdefault" along with mine (I think it's mine) "linksys".
Usually when I click on the "Linksys" section on the network connection screen, it tells me its unsecured and asks to continue, I click yes, and then it searches and searches and finally goes away. That connection option will dissapear leaving only the other "notdefault" option to log into, which by the way will never let me in because it's secured.
It's pretty crazy scenario and I'm about to throw the computer out of the window. I do not have WEP enabled on the router simply because I'm trying to make a basic connection via the wireless computer, and it just ain't happening. It HAS connected successfully before, but for brief periods (couple of hours at a time). I couldn't even get it to connect at all today.
1. Why does 2 possible connections show up sometimes?
2. Why does none show up other times?
3. Why disconnections on the rare occasions it does connect?
some more FYI... I did not nor have I ever used the microsoft connection wizzard, even at the old house where everything worked fine. Basically, we just want the wireless computer to connect to the internet like before.
All help would be appreciated!!!!!