Weird network reception

  blodgett 11:58 17 Jun 10
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Hi
I have a BT home hub2 which wirelessly connects perfectly with a laptop and a netbook but my pc connects intermittently. Thinking it may be the adapter card I changed it but the result was the same. I then removed the adapter card and used an external dongle - same result!
I then changed the pc for an old spare thinking it might be the mobo but no same result with all the variations.
Using the Railink utility you can see the signal turning on and off.
Any ideas?

  blodgett 17:24 17 Jun 10

Problem solved. It would appear that the Edimax adapters I am using are not compatible with the BT Home Hub WAP security system. Using WEP solved the problem

  tullie 19:23 18 Jun 10

Bit concerned seing your heading,glad its sorted.

  Strawballs 01:21 19 Jun 10

Only problem is WEP is nowhere near as secure as WPA

  blodgett 09:55 19 Jun 10

Thanks for your replies and I do appreciate your concern,Strawballs, but as I live in the wilds of Scotland I think the risk is probably minimal.

  tullie 18:56 19 Jun 10

The internet has no boundries,the hacker maybe the other side of the world.

  Strawballs 19:23 19 Jun 10

To break wireless encryption they have to be within range of the router so as said risk is proberbly minimal

  clarkdavid 10:00 23 Jun 10

To connect two devices with different IEEE standards is a difficult thing.It requires both theoretical as well as practical knowledege.

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