Why can't I connect to my neighbor's open wireless network?
July 27, 2009 11:25 AM Subscribe
My downstairs neighbor has given me permission to connect to her open wireless network. The network looks unsecured, doesn't ask for a password, just tells me "unable to connect," except once when it seemed to connect but told me I had a weak or limited connection. The signal is strong.
posted by Sia Stewart to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My laptop connects just fine to other networks, so I'm guessing there is some setting at her end that's stopping the connection. Any idea what it might be? She has no idea, but will probably make whatever change I ask her to. FWIW, I'm using XP on an HP machine. No idea what her set up might be.