Avatar of eliwil
eliwil asked on

AP SSID not showing on "available wireless networks"

I am trying to setup an Access Point on my home network. According to the directions, the Netgear wnhde111 it is properly configured. However, when I attempt to connect my laptops to it, the SSID for the AP does not show up as an available wireless network.

I've tried connecting with a Gateway P6312, Vista Business, built-in wireless NIC, a Satellite a65-s1062, XP pro SP3, Network Magic 4.9,  Netgear wn511B wireless card. On the Gateway, the SSID shows in "Manage wireless networks" but not in "Connect to a network". Using the Smart Wizard of the wn511B card, again no AP SSID listed.

I must be missing something fundamental as I've tried this with different operating systems, different wireless nics, and two separate wnhde111s with the same result.

1. connected the AP to the wired router D-Link EBR-2310.
2. used the setup wizard to first update the firmware and secondly to configure the AP using the default SSID and the APs PIN
3. attempted to connect laptops wirelessly via available wireless networks, failed
4. attempted to connect to a hidden network entering the SSID and the PIN, failed.

Anyone recognize what I'm stumbling on?

Wireless Hardware

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment

8/22/2022 - Mon

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
See how we're fighting big data
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.