I have a home network with a Draytek Vigor 2600G router. I have recently moved a PC upstairs, which was working with a wireless PCI adapter (D-Link). It says the signal strength is very good but it won't connect to the router.
I've tried the usual 'repair' but it seems that it can't renew the IP address. Any suggestions please?
Stating the obvious perhaps, but make sure that the Windows Firewall hasn't set itself to 'on'. I had a similar problem and that was the cause, despite the fact I don't use the windows firewall - it seems to be a law unto itself!
Hi, I had a similar problem with my partners' laptop recently, spent a couple of days trying all the tricks, to no avail - the bitter/sweet result was that she 'cured' it with a simple System Restore taking it back a couple of weeks!
Technotiger - trouble is I don't know how long ago this problem started, I moved the PC a while ago and haven't used it since.
postie24 - no unfortunately it doen't give details. However, if this is relevant - I looked in Network Connection Detail and it showed values against Physical Address, IP Address (I know it says it's asking for a new one!), Subnet mask, but nothing against Default Gateway, DNS Server or WINS Server.
If using the D-Link adaptor,have you loaded its software ?
Alternatively,try windows wireless network wizard in control panel,you will need a flash/pen drive or a memory card with reader.
Goto Start/Control Panel/select Wireless network Setup Wizard on the host pc and now add your to your network and follow the prompts,this will carry over all settings.
Just a tip incase of any errors,open the routers configuration page and disable the Wep/Wpa encrypted key code and try the upstairs pc again,also disable all firewalls briefly. Maybe starting afresh with a new security key code may be best...remember its case sensitive.