I'm brand new to this forum but I've been on a RV forum for years. I've helped people out before, but now it's my time with a Question.
I have a 12" Dell 710m, running XP and have a connectivity problem with only one network. Unfortunately, this is the only one available for the past 5 months (every summer).
The network is a secure one requiring a security code. I also am a campground host that gives the required password for access to many folks during this past summer. No problems with everyone else using it and I would know immediately because we charge a daily fee for it's use. I have taken my computer in to a repair service and he said there is nothing wrong with either the built in 802.11, or the Verizon 175, USB plug-in air card I also have. He said "no charge" because there is nothing wrong with it. Both wireless systems act the same on this one network.
I have been using the Verizon air card all summer- no problems. I'm using it now.
I also have an Orinoco classic gold card for the PCMCIA port on the computer. I can plug in a cantenna and receive a bar four signal strength.
All that I get is "limited or no connectivity" or "make sure your network adapter is properly installed". My "Packet" signal sez "sent thousands (I've seen 12,000) of packets" but the "received" says 0 (zero)!
Now, I've used this same computer on this same network for two years before this with out a problem. I added the cantenna to receive a stronger signal.
Any idea's would be greatly appreciated.