802.11 repeater won't work with windows XP
Posted on 2003-11-04
Have a netopia router with windows XP desktop as ICS computer. Have a wireless home network with another desktop (usb wireless) and one laptop all working fine.
Added a new laptop for the family to take anywhere in the house, windows XP.
To cover dead spots I added a D-Link DWL 800+ repeater which allowed my original laptop (windows 98) to work in any room; however, the new laptop will not now work at all.
Interestingly, if I assign a static IP addrress to my ICS box, the XP laptop will work, but then my ICS box can not connect to the internet, although the rest of the network can. I assigned the appropriate gateway.
So with my repeater unplugged, the network works fine, albeit with limited range. I wonder if XP or the new wireless card can be adjusted to allow function.