03-03-2007, 07:21 PM
| | Re: Reaching access point but unable to connect to the Internet.
On Mar 3, 1:47 pm, Pen <pen34usnos...@hotmailnospam.com> wrote:
> jim wrote:
> > I have a Linksys Wireless-G 2.4ghz broadband router and a USB Network
> > Adapter.
> > The router is connected to a PC on the first floor of my apartment and
> > the Adapter on a PC on the second floor. Both PCs are running WinXP.
> > After installing the router and adapter and running the software on
> > the respective PCs, I try to connect and get the "Reaching access
> > point but unable to connect to the Internet" message.
> > I've tried to release and renew the IP address but get an error
> > message saying unable to connect. So I took the second PC and
> > reassembled it on the same floor as the PC with the router.
> > I was able to get the second PC connected to the Internet but took it
> > back to the second floor and had the same problems. I tried switching
> > the channels but no help.
> > The second PC is located almost above the wireless router but on the
> > other side of the house; probably 15-20 feet overall.
> > Am I missing something in the set-up or is the distance too far?
> > Thanks,
> > Jim
> In my experience floors/cielings seem to be much more of a problem than
> walls. I've got 2 wireless devices located the same distance from the
> router but on different floors and the one upstairs has much lower
> signal levels. However both do connect, but I did have to use a high
> antenna on the router. Have you tried a longer USB cable on the NIC and
> moving it around?
That's what I thought of doing, I need to get a little longer USB
Thanks for the help.