Wireless connection - Not connecting
Posted on 2008-10-05
I have a laptop wireless card, a wireless access point, and a cable modem. I have had problems in the past connecting to the Internet, as I was turning off the access point and modem every day although managed to get it connecting by doing the following
1. Turn on the access point and laptop
2. Connect to the network through "Wireless network connection" until it said the network had limited or no connectivity.
3. Turn on the modem
This allowed me to access the internet as I found from another site that because its cable I had to have the access point on and setup before I turn on my cable modem to connect to my ISP.
I then decided that it would be best to setup and leave on the access point and modem. So, I went through the above process and successfully connected to the Internet. Although now when I turn on the laptop to connect to the network (which I hope was still set up ok) in "Wireless network connection" when I select connect on my network I get the following
Acquiring network address, automatic, Acquiring network address, automatic ... repeated over and over again with a few 'not connected's thrown in!
I'm guessing its a setting on the laptop somewhere although I have gone through all that I know about and it all seems ok, and I know it can connect because it has previously before I turned the laptop off: so the access point, modem and SSID information must be set ok!
Thanks for any suggestions