Confusing Wireless networking problem
Posted on 2003-11-07
I recently purchased a 3Com wireless router, 3Com wireless access point, a PC and PCI card to connect to an adsl modem so i could share the Internet over at a friend's house.
The modem is connected to the router via a Cat 5 cable.(Note that with a laptop conneted to the router via an ethernet cable, I can ping the router and modem ,and even get on the Internet).
The access point is located upstairs (about 50metres thru thin walls), near the desktop that holds the PCI card.
The problem is I cannot seem to get the router and access point to communicate. Hence, I cannot get on the Internet even when the laptop is taken upstairs.
The laptop and desktop actually recognise two networks, but cannot pick up a single signal.
With the laptop in the same room as the router and access points, it still recognises two networks, but can only connect to the one 'specified' by the router.
I have checked and re-checked the config, and have even tried the most basic of setups without encryption, but just can't get my head around this problem.
I have tried the manufucturers' support sites, but have not received much help.