I recently upgraded my router from my primitive Lynksys to a BelkinN300 due to the lack of wireless signal strength around my house. The new Belkin installed easily and works flawlessly with my Ibook and my Iphone. Next, when I started my XP desktop computer which uses a TP-link wireless pc adapter, both Windows and the adapter show a network connection, my network name, signal strength is excellent and data speed 300mbps but it drops the connection when I open my browser, Firefox. (Actually while Firefox is loading Google). When Windows attempts to reconnect I see the message "acquiring network address" but it never connects. I tried Belkin's helpline but my little friend in India was of little use. He instructed my to change my WPA/WPA2 encryption to WEP 64bit his thought was my brand new
adapter was, uh, "too old, not compatible". I tried to tell him that the TP-link is WPA/WPA2 but he was not moved. I did as told and again all was well for the Apple side but the desktop was a no go. I switched it all back and tried another approach, although my knowledge is quite primitive in this area. I changed my IP settings from "obtain IP address automatically" to a static address. From the info I could get online I gave it an IP: 192.168.2.10,
submask: 255.255.255.0, default gateway: 192.168.0.1, preferred DNS: 192.168.0.1 and alternate DNS: 22.214.171.124.
The same problem of the connection dropping exists but now when it try's for an address it reconnects! It drops, reconnects, drops, reconnects...
Also when the computer first starts up it does not ask for a network password ? If I connect manually it does ?