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Doesn't find my wireless network, only pick it up when sitting 2 feet from the router, then connects but limited, but when you then open ie its says no neteork available?

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Things That Affect Wireless Router Signals

1. Many wireless routers are using the same wireless channel. Many manufacturers choose channel 6 as the default. Change to another channel.
2. Analogue video senders used to send audio and video to other TVs in the home.
3. Microwave ovens emit interference in the 2.4GHz band.
4. Wireless speakers and console controllers can cause interference with the wireless router.
5. Bluetooth devices, newer Bluetooth devices can jump to different frequencies if there is a connection problem.
6. Power cables located near the wireless router can cause dropouts and speed reduction.
7. Fish tanks and mirrors will cause massive Wi-Fi shadow on the other side of the tank from the wireless router.
8. Depending upon the location of large mirrors will reflect wireless signal away your computer.
9. Building materials will block wireless signals such as plasterboards with metal foil, reinforced concrete walls and floors. Also objects near the wireless router such as metal filing cabinets and other electrical appliances.
10. Blinking Christmas lights can reduce Wi-Fi performance by 25% when it is close to the wireless router.

Posted on May 23, 2013

Testimonial: "As I've said it struggles to even find the router when sitting on top of it and someone sitting next to me on another laptop in the house can connect without any problem and pick up signals from adjacent properties"

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atop the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) layer, and seems to be trying to
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Click Start
Click Run
Type CMD
Press Enter
Type IPCONFIG
Press Enter
Look for output like: Default Gateway ... 192.168.123.456
Start Internet Explorer
Type http://192.168.123.456
Press Enter
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Pick a password for your network
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Limited or no connectivity indicates that the computer cannot acquire a valid IP address. This is due to incorrect network key you have entered. We need to check the correct WEP key in your router's setup page. Here are the troubleshooting steps we recommend you try:

Note: You need to use a computer hardwired to the router to check the wireless settings.

1. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
2. Connect to the router by typing http://routerlogin.com/basicsetting.htm or http://192.168.1.1 in the address field. Please click Enter or Return key.
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4. Click on Wireless Settings under Setup page.
5. Take note of the SSID.
6. Scroll down, look for the Security Options and check whether WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) or WPA (Wi-fi Protected Access) is selected.
7. If its WEP is enabled, copy the value of the selected Key number. If WPA is selected, take note of the Passphrase.
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Tip: As an alternative to typing in the SSID, you can use the Network tab to view the available wireless networks. Double click on the desired network.

c. Click the Apply button to activate the connection.
d. Enter a name for your profile (e.g. NETGEAR to Home Network) and click the Save Profile button to store the current settings.

Note: The above procedure applies only if you are trying to connect to a wireless network with no wireless security.

If the computer is using Windows built-in wireless program to manage the wireless adapter, please follow the steps below:

For Windows XP Service Pack 1

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then click on to View Available Wireless Networks.
b. Click on the Advanced tab.
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f. Make sure not to enable IEEE and then click on Connect.

For Windows XP Service Pack 2:

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then click on to View Available Wireless Networks.
2. Click on the Change Advanced Settings.
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Click on Start - Control Panel - then Network Connections - then right click on your Wireless Network connection - click on Properties.
Then in "This connection uses the following items, scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties. Under the General Tab make sure Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are selected. Click OK.

If you do not see TCP/IP in the Wireless Network Connection then click on the install button and then install the TCP/IP driver.

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