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windows xp wont play nice with the router


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so i got a new wifi router the other day (linksys wrt160n) to replace my roomie's crappy old wireless b router. so i set it up, works fine, very fast all that crap. anyways so my roommate tries to boot up her computer..... and windows wont boot. tried a few different things, but for some reason wouldnt boot. so the only variable that i could think of was the new wifi, so i unplug it and voila, windows boots up. i plugged in the old wireless b, and it connects to it fine. so i unplug the old router, plug in the new router, and instantly windows craps out and attempts to reboot itself to no avail. the router is about 30 or 40 feet away from the computer. what in the world is going on here?
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That is very strange indeed. A wireless signal should not cause that affect on a laptop. I suppose you could try to disable the wireless card temporarily to see if it's some sort of odd interference with that particular computer. Other than that, I haven't got a clue on this one.
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have her click on start...run..type in ...cmd...press enter or click on OK...in the dos box type in ipconfig /flushdns then press enter..
be sure you put a space between ipconfig and the /
type in exit
reboot
nojoy...
does it work if you plug her laptop in with a Ethernet cable to the router..
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directly connected with ethernet it works fine, i updated all the drivers and still problems, so i turned down the router to wireless G and now it works fine, but now i have a N router limited to G. Its not terribly slow, but i feel like i paid the extra bucks for it so i want it (i have an N adaptor). is N just overloading the system or something?

just for the heck of it heres a video of the original problem:

http://s29.photobuck...nt=04222008.flv

http://s29.photobuck...2008adaptor.flv
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flush, that is just odd but kinda neat :)

If it is working with G and not N, i would say it is probably something to do with the driver. You could contact the manufacturer and report the problem.
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Have you tried releasing the IP address. If not go to start and in XP click run and type CMD or just type CMD in Vista. They type ipconfig /release hit enter then type ipconfig /renew hit enter. That will get the computer to drop the old IP address assigned by the old router and get it to get a new one from the new router.
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IEEE 802.11n aka "Wireless N" is not yet a IEEE standard. It is not uncommon for wireless card to not be able to talk to a wireless N router. When picking up a wireless N router before the standard became official it is a good idea not to mix and match brand. For example, if you buy a Belkin N router it would be a good idea to get a Belkin wireless card.

If it is working with G and not N, i would say it is probably something to do with the driver. You could contact the manufacturer and report the problem.


For the reason state above this route will likely not get you far unless your manufacturers match.
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