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No connectivity to one Wi-Fi network


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Hi,

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.

Thank's,
Max H
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Is the network using any kind of mac filtering - maybe your not allowed to connect??
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Thanks for the reply-

I'll check for mac filters. Unfortunately the lad that set the network up is gone. No one else is complaining about connectivity. We must have 5 guests using it right now.

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The man sez "No Filters" no the system- :)

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Ok, thanks for that. Now to help you I need to understand the problem more. In your initial post you talked about three different network adapters. From what I gather you are using a Verizon air card to connect to the internet at the moment but would like to use the computers built-in wifi to connect to a different network? You say you used to be able to connect but cannot any more - has anything changed since you were last able to connect either with your laptop or the network your trying to connect to - any new hardware? network security changes? etc. Also, please do the following when trying to connect to the network you wish to connect ie when you have the error messages:

Go to start -> type cmd in the search box at the bottom (or click 'run' then type cmd if using win. XP) -> hit enter ->type ipconfig /all -> right click and click select all -> hit enter (the screen is copied) -> paste the results back in a new post.

Thanks.

Edited by hendaz, 14 September 2010 - 02:35 PM.

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Hendaz-

Thanks for your help.

I couldn't even get a signal today from the suspect network. I'll be leaving this location soon and I'll try it in a different location.

If I have any more problems, I'll re-visit this thread and get back with you-

Cheers,
Max H

Edited by flashlightface, 15 September 2010 - 03:56 PM.

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