Ad Hoc Network Won't Go Away!
Posted on 2007-11-29
I am missing something in my troubleshooting.
HP laptop / XP
The Wireless Utility (Windows and Broadcom) will only see an ad-hoc network. The icon is even different then Access point networks. I assumed that the user used the windows wireless network wizard and setup ICS. I spent sometime troubleshooting the settings, manually adding the Access Point, switching users, turning off ICS, ect. No luck.
I reset the wireless router (Westell VersaLink 327W) and made sure its broadcasting the SSID. The distance is 10 feet so I know it should be seen. It works fine with another laptop.
Next, I reloaded the OS and have had it working fine off Access Points in my office. Back onsite it was again seeing only the computer-to-computer (AD HOC) network. The site has two Dell Dimensions that are hard wired, the HP laptop, one Westell modem/router and printers.
Why after a reload is it only seeing the Ad-Hoc network?
It cant be laptop because it works fine in other site.
Cant be router because it works fine with other laptop.
Where is this network coming from (machine was formatted / reloaded so configurations should have been changed)?
WHAT AM I MISSING lol