Network newb, need help

By Bark4Soul
Nov 29, 2007
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  1. I just moved to suburbia hell and had to change up all my network stuff once again. So when I got here, a friend setup everything for me (or so I thought). The network here works perfectly fine with the 2 laptops on it, they connect whenever they are turned on no problem.

    Mine is a diff story, when I search for all the networks in range, it wants to connect to the ones that I cant connect to. The network here has no security or network key, I just made it the preferred network to connect to and I checked everything I thought I needed to. I have a wireless card in my box and it takes forever (sometimes not at all) to connect. Can anyone suggest anything? I really want it to NOT connect to the neighbors stuff...can someone help me fix this and get these two components talking plz?

    -Bark-
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    are you using windows xp or vista?
  3. Bark4Soul

    Bark4Soul TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 96

    Windows Xp
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,623

    the easiest way would be to wire to the router.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,336   +293

    we have to guess at the devices being ALL wireless, two seem to work ok and
    the thrid is marginal.

    brand names, make/model numbers would help here.

    If your wireless router is a different vendor than your problem system,
    be sure to update the router firmware and the system adapter driver.
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