i'm having major network issues at the moment and im pretty sure its Talk Talk but i want to be sure before i go and rant at them over their premium rate number.
i have a 3Com wireless router, 2 wireless adaptors (on PCMCIA on laptop and 1 on my PC upstairs) and 1 PC connected via RJ45 Cable.
my problem is getting internet access, my connection status varies between "Limited or No Connectivity", "unable to connect to wireless network" and "Connected" on PCs using XP Pro. On my PC which is running Wondows Vista i often get a "local only" status which allows me to connect to other PCs on the network but not to the internet and it also varies between the other Connection Status'.
Another problem i have is when i am connected, i often get speeds below dial up despite having a 1Mb/s connection which happens mostly during the day but now that i am off school, that is the time i use the internet most, not often for downloads but mostly for browsing and i still get these pathetic speeds.
Before i started using the wireless network, i had a standard modem supplied by Talk Talk and this was constantly disconnectinf and giving slow speeds, also we had to disconnect all phone sockets in the house (except the main one) before talk talk would even get a connection, however now i understand that this can be the fault of dodgy wiring.
Time to try fixed IPs, methinks. How you do that will depend on your router, but on the client, you'll enter your network adapter's properties and then select the TCP/IP properties, where you can choose to assign fixed IPs. Obviously, the corresponding change will have to be made to the router. Study the PDF manual for details.