Network cycle between available and unavailable

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Whizdog, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Whizdog

    Whizdog Guest

    I have a desktop and notebook that I want to share file between them
    and for the notebook to use the printer which is connected to the
    desktop. Both are running Windows XP Home edition SP2. Both have Windows
    firewall running. The desktop is using a wireless
    keyboard and mouse and have Linksys Wireless-G PCI adapter, WMP54G v4,
    installed. The notebook has Linksys Wireless-G notebook adapter, WPC54G
    v2. Both adapters are configured with the same SSID, WEP, and are in
    ad-hoc mode. I use Windows to configure the desktop adapter and see no
    way of setting a channel. The notebook is configured using the Linksys
    software and is set to a certain channel. Latest drivers are installed.
    Both computers have a different computer name and belong to the same
    workgroup. With the desktop on and after
    the notebook boots up, both computers shows they are connected to the
    network. Then, the notebook will cycle between network available and
    unavailable every 3 seconds. The desktop will show network unavailable
    only. Any suggestions to fix the problem?
     
    Whizdog, Mar 26, 2005
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  2. Whizdog

    WLW Guest

    It could be any number of things.

    It might be interference from a wireless phone, microwave oven, electric
    motor, digital security system, the local airport, etc. Try changing the
    channel. Also try putting the two systems right next to each other to make
    sure they can communicate.

    It might be an antenna problem on one of the systems.

    It might be other software on your systems interfering with the
    configurations. Double-check things like firewall software and anti-virus
    applications.

    You might try using Windows to set up the software on both systems, or using
    the Linksys software to set up both systems.

    You also may want to take a look at:

    http://WWW.EZine.com/TechTips
    http://WWW.EZine.com/QandA
    or
    http://www.ezlan.net/


    Hope this helps,
     
    WLW, Mar 26, 2005
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