I need to make a wifi hotspot at my work place that is a completely open space with thick heavy metal roof on a two story high. The roof, beams, stands, and whatever on this structure are all metal.I need to connect iphones, ipods, and some other wifi cellular phones to the wifi hotspot.
Method 1) I have a T-mobile Galaxy S (Vibrant) that is capable for being AP (access point). Using an iphone, I could connect to this AP through wifi and surf the web no problem at anywhere, but not able to connect it at the work place under that thick metal sheet roof.
Method 2) I tried to increase the wifi signal. I did downloaded and installed "connectify" so that my lapltop becomes hotspot via its wifi; using USB tethering from my Vibrant. In this case, sometimes work, most of time no work.
Method 3) I ordered Clear 4G Mobile. This is capable to provide 4G via either wifi or USB. It worked perfectly at anywhere else, but no luck under the metal roof.
Method 4) I tried to maximize the wifi signal. I connected the Clear 4G to my laptop via USB (USB tethering). Then, bridged it to the laptop's LAN. This LAN cable was then connected to WAN on a Linksys router. Now, it's a real router for wifi. It worked perfectly anywhere, but no work at the work place.
Conclusion) Even though transmitter( the Clear 4G, laptop's wifi, or router) had enough and strong signal, the receiver (iphone, ipod, other wifi cellular phones) could not generate strong wifi signals to send back due to the signal scattering and interference under the full metal structure. I parked my car right next to where I tested all these stuff(still under the metal roof). I put the Clear 4G mobile with an iphone in the car. Put them next each other. I could use wifi from the Clear 4G mobile. I can guess that my car shielded the wifi signals against being scattered back to the metal roof. I also walked out of the roof, carrying both of them. Around 10ft off the structure, I could connect to the wifi.
Have two desk top pc's in metal building office they are operating by way of DSL modem my provider is Century Link. I purchased a WRT 54Gl linksys wireless router hoping I would be able to get a WIFI signal to my house. I have no live phone lines in my home just the one in my metal building , how can I get a signal through the metal building to my home in order to use wifi on my Ipod and Iphone . Keep in mind I am 200 ft from my home and have a wooden shop and another metal building to go through to get to my home.
In my device I am able to browse through & connect to my HOME wifi network ; But after connecting it says 'No Internet Access'.I tried connecting with my SONY Bluray , iphone , ipad , laptops -- everywhere same story.I am able to plug in the ethernet cable directly from modem & able to connect to network.I am not able to open the http://192.168.0.1 -- ( When I am plugged in the modem directly)
Following are my router details
FCCID - KA2DIR601A1 IC : 4216A-IR601 H/W Ver:A1 F.W Ver:1.00 NA
Have a router called WBR-T2 Wireless ADSL 2+ Gateway. Have been using it for around a year. Has been working great until now. When I attempt to connect to the network using any of the devices in the house (iPod, Laptop and Xbox) the connection is never made despite the connection being visible when searching. The following router lights are ON or OFF:
The power is ON SYS is ON DSL is ON WLAN is ON USB is OFF LAN 1, 2, 3, 4 are OFF
I've had this setup for years now, custom ssid and password on my router, altho yesterday my pc said i was connected to "Slayer 2" (my ssid is Slayer) i found it weird so i went to wifi settings and i deleted all the ssids in an attempt to re-connect to "Slayer" thing is now, even tho my pc detects my ssid, when i try to connect to it, it says password is wrong. this is very weird cuz i can connect to it on my portable and tablet.My pc stills connects to other ssids with np, so i think the prob is not my network adapter.I've tried to change the ssid, didnt work.tried to change the password and didnt work either.googled a bit and did the winsock reset commands, didnt work either.currently posting this from my pc which has now an ethernet cable coming from the router.
So recently it just kind of cut out on me. I was connected to both at one point, and now whenever I connect to ethernet, I cannot connect to wifi either as it makes ethernet the main source. Currently in college so I do not have access to the routers/modems/servers. I have done a chkdisc run, tried different ethercords (Glowing), antivirus, reinstalled drivers. Whenever I run a diagnostic on both the wifi/ethernet it blames it on the DNS servers, which I do not understand why since I was connected to them just the other day.
Problem: My USB wireless network adapter gets a limited connectivity message in the notification tray but no packets are being sent or recieved. It does, however, recognize my network on the available connections list - so it's not totally dead. When I switch to a wired connection I get "no connections available". This is the case even on a new PCI ethernet controller.
Details:Problem happened after installing new memory and clearing the CMOS (to troubleshoot a problem). LAN is working on a fresh Windows install on a different hard drive. Therefore, I've rulled out a hardware failure as the source of the problem.
Device Manager does not list any problems. Everything is recognized. In Network Connections, three Local Area Connections are present and Windows recognizes when the ethernet cable is plugged in. The hardware lights on the wired NIC function properly.Windows Network Diagnostis reports that "Windows couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter" and pings to IP addresses like 192.0.0.1 or 192.168.0.1 get a "transmit failed. General failure" message.Everything is set to obtain IP addresses and DNS automatically. Also, I haven't knowingly changed any settings from the time it was working until it/they stopped working.
Ipconfig doesn't list any information. It just reads: Windows IP Configuration Host Name..............: Monolith Primary Dns Suffix...: Node Type...............: Hybrid[code]....
Where I'm at: I can't figure out why both NICs would be giving me trouble at the same time. It seems like Windows just can't handle anything trying to use TCP/IP no matter what I throw at it. Despite Windows knowing about the hardware and thinking everything is fine, it seems like it can't access it correctly to connect.
I have just got USB wi-fi for my desktop computer (which has an internet connection). I installed the drivers and hardware. I set up an ad hoc connection to my laptop with internet sharing enabled on the desktop, however though they seemed to connect, the laptop could not access the net.(Both computers are running Win XP Pro.)
After weeks of having internet problems, the internet is up and running again.for everyone other than me. i can connect via cable, which i am doing now, but cannot connect to wifi. my landlord had attempted to change the key at some point, so i had typed in that one, but now i cannot seem to get rid of it. the original key seems to work for the 2 other computers in the house that have wifi (both MACs) but not for me. when i attempt to connect i type in the original key and it "thinks about it" and says that it will be automatically connected, but never connects. i get no message saying that any information is wrong or the key is wrong.but when i go into the advanced settings and go into the properties of this wifi, it seems to remember a shorter key.
I have an Acer laptop running Win7. I have a wireless router.In the last few months I find when I open my laptop from hibernation I can't get it to connect to Wi-Fi. Sometimes troubleshoot does it. Sometimes not. Sometimes trying to connect to another router in the area and failing does it. Other times not. I've tried looking on device manager and sometimes the mini port has a yellow warning triangle but other times it doesn't.
I juWiFi Router, I can connect 1 computer to it, but when I try to connect another device (such as a second computer or cell phones) I get a message that the security key is a mismatch on the other devices. Is this a problem with the system, or a problem with the first computer I connected?
I don't know how to go about this but basically i have a cable modem connected to a router which then connects to my 3 pc's. (file/printer network sharing and stuff setup via the built in windows wizard). and i have a printer plugged into one of the pc's. (all using windows xp)they can all use the printer just fine.i got this NEW pc(windows 7), which is not physically connected to this router. instead, i set up a wireless connection to it. (a wired connection is not possible)internet access also works fine.BUT, i just realized that i think file/printer sharing it cannot do. i think it's because even though it can use the same internet it's on it's own wireless network and not the wired one. so i guess they can't communicate with each other? so i'm wondering. how can i get the wifi pc to talk to the non-wireless printer
For some reason I cannot connect to a local public wifi location that I frequent. It has really been a problem. Everyone around me connects no problem but I do not. I have no problem connecting to other locations.below is network environment.I have Mcafee and running windows 7. I use netgear modem and hawking 300n extender. [code]
Part of my house doesn't get the Wifi signal from my router. I want to setup a second WiFi router in another part of my house. I was thinking of running an ethernet cable out of the existing WiFi router through the walls to the other location and plugging it into the input on a second Wifi router. Would this work?
I have tried the signal repeater route and the signal just doesn't repeat strong enough.
I can connect to the internet when I am using my aircard but when I connect to wifi through the VZ access I can not get on the internet. "It is saying I am connected to WiFi". a box shows up asking me about dialing 777#. It worked a couple of days ago so i am sure I did something to a setting with out knowing.
My laptop won't connect to my wifi. No idea why. I've restarted it, the router and the modem but it didnt work. Thing is it says that it can pick up signal on my wifi but it won't connect. The desktop computer works fine and mom's Nook connects to wifi and works fine, it's just my laptop not working. I've also tried connecting it directly to the modem and it still won't connect.
I can only get local only on my desktop at the moment, I have been browsing forums trying to fix it for the last few hours and can't seem to get anywhere. I am running Windows Vista Home Basic. I have disabled IPv6, tried setting static IP etc but so far not getting any results. The adapter is an abit AirPace. The connection works with an ethernet cable.