View Full Version : can't connect to my own network

01-22-05, 10:57 PM
I have a host computer running Linux and my personal computer which runs XP. The network is up and running. We always have internet on the Linux machine and my XP machine can detect the network (and others in my building). However, my XP computer can only connect to someone elses network. It can connect to mine but I cannot get any traffic AT ALL. I have racked my brain trying to figure this out but I am out if ideas. And, my connection to the other network drops often. Half of the time I have to restart my computer just to dtect any networks at all, even mine. Any thoughts? Thanks!

02-10-05, 11:34 AM
When you try to connect to your home AP, can you at least get to its configuration page? Recently I was over a friends house and while his AP was runnning hot, no one could see it's SSID being broadcast. The beacon wasn't disabled so that shouldn't have been an issue, however he lived in a large building with a ton of other AP's in the area. 6 and counting. All with a strong signal. A complete reset (flushing all settings) had to be done. Then we had to set it back up from scratch and put the AP on a different channel.

Try to download Netstumbler and see what's around you. It will pickup AP's that aren't broadcasting their SSID. If those signals are strong, then they could be interfering with yours. Try putting your AP on a channel other than the one that is being used. If that's not possible, choose a channel that is the least commonly used.

You might also look for updates for your nic.