Cisco 851W WIreless issue with Broadcom wireless cards in laptops?
Posted on 2009-04-10
I have a cisco 851w wireless router for my home. It works great, except for the fact that my hp laptops can't browse to every site on the internet connected via wireless. It just hangs and hangs. I've tried go to the sites via IP and still same issue. I also have an Dell laptop that is also connecting wirelessly and it can get out anywhere.
I've narrowed it down I believe to the Broadcom wireless cards in these laptops. As anyone else ever come across this or have any clue what I can do to fix this?
If i disable the wireless on these machines and hook a cable up directly to the router it works like a charm. If i leave the cable plugged in and reenable the wireless then the weird routing issues comes back where it can't get out to every site. And these aren't any specific sites, just random sites I"ll find out I can't go to. like facepunch.com, or comptuerjobs.com for example.
Thanks in advance.
i should also add that there is no encryption on the router, its wide open.