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Wi-fi failed connection

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Scott, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Scott

    Scott Flightless Bird

    I have a Toshiba R150 laptop pc and set up wireless connection at home and
    works correctly. I also use it at various locations without any issues.
    Recently, I encountered failure connection in two locations where are at our
    suppliers. The first one was that I could not connect to the AP with given
    password. I went together with my colleagues who worked with the AP without
    issue. Yesterday, I visited another supplier who had an AP without any
    password. My colleagues worked very well except me. I could connect the AP
    but my computer always said my IP was same as others and failed to work
    properly. I have no cure how to diagnostic it and trace the cause. Can
    someone advise me how to track down the issues.
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Scott wrote:
    > I have a Toshiba R150 laptop pc and set up wireless connection at
    > home and works correctly. I also use it at various locations
    > without any issues. Recently, I encountered failure connection in
    > two locations where are at our suppliers. The first one was that I
    > could not connect to the AP with given password. I went together
    > with my colleagues who worked with the AP without issue.
    > Yesterday, I visited another supplier who had an AP without any
    > password. My colleagues worked very well except me. I could
    > connect the AP but my computer always said my IP was same as others
    > and failed to work properly. I have no cure how to diagnostic it
    > and trace the cause. Can someone advise me how to track down the
    > issues.


    Ensure you have the latest hardware device driver and software for your
    wireless device from the wireless device manufacturer.

    Beyond that - you could just have a poor wireless device.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  3. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > I have a Toshiba R150 laptop pc and set up wireless connection at home and
    > works correctly. I also use it at various locations without any issues.
    > Recently, I encountered failure connection in two locations where are at our
    > suppliers. The first one was that I could not connect to the AP with given
    > password. I went together with my colleagues who worked with the AP without
    > issue. Yesterday, I visited another supplier who had an AP without any
    > password. My colleagues worked very well except me. I could connect the AP
    > but my computer always said my IP was same as others and failed to work
    > properly. I have no cure how to diagnostic it and trace the cause. Can
    > someone advise me how to track down the issues.
    >


    Are you sure you use DHCP to get an IP address dynamically ?

    Bernd
     
  4. Lem

    Lem Flightless Bird

    Scott wrote:
    > I have a Toshiba R150 laptop pc and set up wireless connection at home and
    > works correctly. I also use it at various locations without any issues.
    > Recently, I encountered failure connection in two locations where are at our
    > suppliers. The first one was that I could not connect to the AP with given
    > password. I went together with my colleagues who worked with the AP without
    > issue. Yesterday, I visited another supplier who had an AP without any
    > password. My colleagues worked very well except me. I could connect the AP
    > but my computer always said my IP was same as others and failed to work
    > properly. I have no cure how to diagnostic it and trace the cause. Can
    > someone advise me how to track down the issues.
    >


    The last time something like this happened to me, it was because the
    laptop had a wireless-B (802.11b) adapter. Although many wireless-G
    routers are configured to work with both G and B, some routers may be
    set to wireless-G (802.11g) only.

    --
    Lem

    Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html
     
  5. Scott

    Scott Flightless Bird

    Thanks for your advice. Let me search to see if I can find any latest
    driver and/or ConfigFree utility software.


    On 23/01/2010 11:51 PM, in article #Fh9qPEnKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl,
    "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote:

    > Scott wrote:
    >> I have a Toshiba R150 laptop pc and set up wireless connection at
    >> home and works correctly. I also use it at various locations
    >> without any issues. Recently, I encountered failure connection in
    >> two locations where are at our suppliers. The first one was that I
    >> could not connect to the AP with given password. I went together
    >> with my colleagues who worked with the AP without issue.
    >> Yesterday, I visited another supplier who had an AP without any
    >> password. My colleagues worked very well except me. I could
    >> connect the AP but my computer always said my IP was same as others
    >> and failed to work properly. I have no cure how to diagnostic it
    >> and trace the cause. Can someone advise me how to track down the
    >> issues.

    >
    > Ensure you have the latest hardware device driver and software for your
    > wireless device from the wireless device manufacturer.
    >
    > Beyond that - you could just have a poor wireless device.
     
  6. Scott

    Scott Flightless Bird

    Yes, I configure it in Internet Protocol.


    On 24/01/2010 1:34 AM, in article eITsgJFnKHA.1544@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    "Bernd" <fake@gmx.de> wrote:

    >
    >
    > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >
    >> I have a Toshiba R150 laptop pc and set up wireless connection at home and
    >> works correctly. I also use it at various locations without any issues.
    >> Recently, I encountered failure connection in two locations where are at our
    >> suppliers. The first one was that I could not connect to the AP with given
    >> password. I went together with my colleagues who worked with the AP without
    >> issue. Yesterday, I visited another supplier who had an AP without any
    >> password. My colleagues worked very well except me. I could connect the AP
    >> but my computer always said my IP was same as others and failed to work
    >> properly. I have no cure how to diagnostic it and trace the cause. Can
    >> someone advise me how to track down the issues.
    >>

    >
    > Are you sure you use DHCP to get an IP address dynamically ?
    >
    > Bernd
     
  7. Scott

    Scott Flightless Bird

    My computer is configured to be compatible with 802.11 b & g. Regardless of
    802.11 b or g AP, my notebook should receive correctly.


    On 24/01/2010 2:12 AM, in article eqLJPeFnKHA.1544@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl,
    "Lem" <lemp40@unknownhost> wrote:

    > Scott wrote:
    >> I have a Toshiba R150 laptop pc and set up wireless connection at home and
    >> works correctly. I also use it at various locations without any issues.
    >> Recently, I encountered failure connection in two locations where are at our
    >> suppliers. The first one was that I could not connect to the AP with given
    >> password. I went together with my colleagues who worked with the AP without
    >> issue. Yesterday, I visited another supplier who had an AP without any
    >> password. My colleagues worked very well except me. I could connect the AP
    >> but my computer always said my IP was same as others and failed to work
    >> properly. I have no cure how to diagnostic it and trace the cause. Can
    >> someone advise me how to track down the issues.
    >>

    >
    > The last time something like this happened to me, it was because the
    > laptop had a wireless-B (802.11b) adapter. Although many wireless-G
    > routers are configured to work with both G and B, some routers may be
    > set to wireless-G (802.11g) only.
     

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