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Old 12-19-07, 09:33 PM   #1
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Foooo IT Peeps - help! Just got cable/internet run to the house - however ...

the main connection is one freaking room over from mine - not downstairs - not across the streen - we're talking probably <10 feet.

Two guys were here today for 2 hours and got 4 tv's hooked up to cable, including dvr hd, etc - and installed internet (roadrunner) on the computer I'm on now - 10 feet from my computer.

They had trouble bringing up the internet on my computer (using wireless). The computer downstairs is able to bring the internet up - but with weak signal - using a wireless router.

I used to be able to capture a signal from someone around my house - and suddenly all three computers went internet dead a couple weeks ago (we thought we were running off his son's house behind us - turned out that was not the case so we all pooled our monies and purchased the package - and expected the best...).

But my computer - first off the guys thought I was running Win 98 - not true - I'm 2000. And then they dissed my wireless equipment - and very nicely installed their own thumb thingee in my usb - and it worked when my roommates looked at it. And it does - for a total of 2-3 minutes and then it dies - so I'm getting signal - and usually that's on a 2nd system reboot.

WTH.

So I'm sitting here on the main connection checking out what he's got on his computer, etc (old monitor which doesn't matter - but it's got a built cpu) and noticed the internet connection has an enabled firewall on it with other things too.

Can this be what's hampering me? I'm grasping at straws here.

Any help you can give would help!

Do you think it's some of the internal set up that's on the main computer?
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Old 12-19-07, 10:32 PM   #2
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Try putting the wireless router before any other connections so you are not at the mercy of any "main computer." Use the router as your DHCP server.

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Old 12-20-07, 02:07 AM   #3
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Ok, there's a couple of unclear things. Let me make sure your configuration is what I think it is:

1. everything comes in through TV-cable? TV and internet signal?
2. TV-cable splits off to TV and cable-modem?
3. Cable-modem hooks up to your wireless-router with a 10BT network cable?
4. ALL computers are accessing internet through wireless?

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So I'm sitting here on the main connection checking out what he's got on his computer, etc (old monitor which doesn't matter - but it's got a built cpu) and noticed the internet connection has an enabled firewall on it with other things too.
5. how is this computer hooked up?


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And then they dissed my wireless equipment - and very nicely installed their own thumb thingee in my usb -
6. So what was your original wireless equipment? Built-in PCI or USB? If you've got TWO network connections, you're in trouble.
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Old 12-20-07, 03:22 AM   #4
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Ok, there's a couple of unclear things. Let me make sure your configuration is what I think it is:

1. everything comes in through TV-cable? TV and internet signal?
2. TV-cable splits off to TV and cable-modem?
3. Cable-modem hooks up to your wireless-router with a 10BT network cable?

4. ALL computers are accessing internet through wireless?

5. how is this computer hooked up?


6. So what was your original wireless equipment? Built-in PCI or USB? If you've got TWO network connections, you're in trouble
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Key point(s); make sure these PCs are accessing the router without a "Router" Password / that the Wireless Router does not have security enabled on it
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