help with wireless router
Posted on 2004-09-28
I have just installed a linksys wirless router (802.11g) to service a pc and a notebook. The pc is connected by ethernet. I set up the router, it communicates with the cable modem, and the pc is working fine through the ethernet conenction. The notebook, which has a 802.11b card, is not working. The notebook detects the network in the list of available wireless networks, but when I click on the proper ssid and hit ok, it will not connect. Here is what I have checked:
1) SSID broadcast is on
2) MAC filtering is off
3) WEP is off
4) the router is set to broadcast in mixed b/g environment
Is there something I might be missing? Could the notebook require a driver to work with a g router? I thought it shouldn't because the router is supposed to be backward compliant.
One last piece of information. When I walk to the other end of the apartment, the notebook connects to the wireless network from the people in the next building. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.