Wireless on laptop not working - limited or no connectivity
Posted on 2009-04-17
I have a problem with a friend's network that has me stumped. There is a wireless Linksys router that runs a business. There is currently a wired pc and a wireless laptop(A) joined to the company domain, both working fine. The wireless laptop reconnected fine after rebooting the router.
However, there is another laptop that does not belong to the domain and although it has worked in the past on the wireless network, it won't work now. I disabled wireless adapter and even bought a usb Linksys one, and that didn't help.
I've reset winsock, released/renewed, over and over, scanned for viruses/spam and ran chkdsk. Also gave the laptop wireless adapter a static IP.
With a static IP it will connect but it still can't access the internet. Had TCP/IP reinstalled using MS guided setup, rebooted router, no change. I've renamed the laptop and changed the workgroup name, still no change. Just won't connect to the internet wirelessly. It *does* work wired in.
A second laptop was also attempted that didn't belong to the domain, and I get same result, limited or no connectivity.
I think I might try to take an available port on the Linksys router and feed it into a new wireless router to create a new network for the other laptop. Will that work??
Any help is greatly appreciated!