Really odd wireless problem

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Right, i have a problem at my boss's house re: wireless networking.
He has from BT a BT wireless Voyager 2091 router. This is downstairs. He has one computer which is upstairs which has a Belkin PCI Wireless card in it.

Everything is installed ok, no conflicts etc. If i go to the Belkin program and do a wireless search I get nothing at all. It will not find anything.

If I connect the Router with a Ethernet cable to the LAN socket on the PC and Ethernet socket on router it connects fine. But the whole point is, he doesnt have a phone socket upstairs in that room so thats why he bought the Belkin Wireless PCI Card.

I have also tried my Netgear Wg311 Wireless card on his computer and it for about 10 seconds picked up wirelessly his router and also what must be his neighbours, something called DLINK. My boss has nothign else wireless in his house.

Now this is the straneg part.
I have taken his computer and router to my house and it connects fine, wirelessly, with his router and his Belkin card at my house. take it back to his house, nothing, will not wirelessly connect, cant even do a wireless search and find anything.

Running XP Pro, SP2,

I am at a loss now, tried all setting within the router through internet explorer but nothing.

Perhaps you can shed some light on why it can work at one house but not at his. he has no fancy security that may cause strange interference. Plus i have actually had the router inches away from the computer and still nothing.


Anyone any ideas, most things i can usually sort out with PC's with a bit of thinking, but this has beaten me for the time being.
 
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well i could perhaps understand that if it didnt work wither way, but if you plug the router in with the ethernet cable it works fine. its something with the wireless side of the router, but what, i dont know
 
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Have you tried letting Windows manage the wireless connections rather than the manufacturers software?

Take it you've already tried setting the router up to transmit on another channel?
 
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Magic_x_uk said:
well i could perhaps understand that if it didnt work wither way, but if you plug the router in with the ethernet cable it works fine. its something with the wireless side of the router, but what, i dont know

ohh ah yeah! :rolleyes: ignore me, slow morning. :p
 
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