06-14-2012, 06:33 PM
| | Re: Laptop cannot connect
On 6/14/2012 10:27 AM, Char Jackson wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jun 2012 07:57:31 +0000 (UTC), fred <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> miso <email@example.com> wrote in
>>>> It appears that your friend is set up as an ad-hock
>>>> network rather than access point and that your wireless
>>>> logging into the wireless card in the PC rather than the
>>> What makes you think that? To set up an ad-hoc takes some
>>> pretty explicit commands. I just don't see that happening
>>> accidentally. I forget if windows complains/warns the user
>>> that they are connecting to an ad-hoc network. I know
>>> Blackberry won't all you to connect to one at all due to
>>> security risks.
>> It now appears that his router is not smart enough to
>> determine when I have logged off
> I think that describes every router. The way they know you have
> "logged off" (whatever that means) is that you've let your DHCP lease
> expire. If you're not using DHCP, then you never log off because you
> never log on.
>> and I must explicitly
>> manually disconnect for the router to recognize that I am
>> gone and free up one of the guest accounts. This is my
>> latest theory now, because when I disconnect manually
>> instead of just shutting down or disabling the adapter I am
>> then able to re login again and get a working connection.
>> Very funny sometimes the router asks me for the password
>> again and sometimes it does not.
>> I have read too many
>> complaints about linksys routers to not think this is just
>> bad software of the router.
> As one of the more popular brands of consumer networking gear, it's
> normal for there to be more complaints. Look at all the Windows
> complaints, as another example.
>> No it's not an adhoc connection,
>> he bought a router for this and used the cd with (e1200 if
>> memory serves) linksys to establish the guest accounts of
>> which there are 5.
> I didn't follow the beginning of this thread closely, but a knee jerk
> reaction to the statement above is an obvious one: increase the number
> of 'guest accounts' to 50 or even 100.
Once again Char it sounds like you have nailed it. With out the manual
disconnection the lease is still assigned to the device until it times
out A new connection goes to the next guest account until they run out
or one of the prior guest accounts times out and is once again open for
use. I agree the increase in guest accounts will most likely take care
of the problem. Sorry about the misdirection with the adhock.