"Hardware error" when I ping the router
Posted on 2006-05-23
I have a client who has a problem with his wireless connection. He has a simple set up, 3 laptops and 2 towers connect to a belkin router. One tower is cabled the others are all wireless connections.
On the other tower ( a 4 month old Dell) he stopped being able to connect to the wireless network. Or rather, he connected to the wireless network ("signal strength excellent") but could not get on the internet or see other computers.
On pinging the router I got a response message that said "Hardware error" on each of the 4 packages. My first thought was, change the wireless card, which i did. Same result.
Possibly a faulty card? change it again - same result.
All 3 of the cards work fine on the other computers.
I can ping 127.0.0.1, no problem.
Connect with a cable and everything is perfect (apart from 30 feet of cable crossing the office floor)
I must admit to being stumped. Any ideas anyone?