My laptop connects to every wireless WiFi signal I ask it to, except for one in a single particular office, where I do some volunteer work. The signal is strong, everyone else's laptops connect, but mine doesn't. Or sometimes it does, and then gets kicked off after just a few minutes.
Is there a way to troubleshoot this? Why might this be happening in only this one location, with only this one signal? It's a mystery to me.
posted by franklen
on Oct 3, 2013 -
I am trying to connect my iMac to my Blu-Ray player and laptop via Wifi, but I’m lost in the wilderness. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on May 30, 2013 -
Trying to set up a new wireless network and running into all kinds of strange problems. Connections dropped every few hours! Some machines work, some don't! Can connect to internet, can't
connect to router!
DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER (literally)
. Please help. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Feb 7, 2013 -
TechSupportFilter: Internet connection drops out after five seconds regardless of whether I'm connected via wireless or ethernet [more inside]
posted by LSK
on Jun 28, 2012 -
I want to have my DS and my laptop talk to each other. Is this even possible? [more inside]
posted by wayland
on Aug 15, 2010 -
Help me use my wireless router to take advantage of the free wi-fi signal my complex offers. [more inside]
posted by no bueno
on Mar 5, 2010 -
Before I partake in a spree at Newegg, I'd like to know: Can I plug a USB wireless adapter like this one
into the back of an external hard drive, then access the hard drive with my laptop over my wi-fi network?
posted by judomadonna
on Feb 19, 2010 -
My laptop (an Acer Travelmate) just gave up the ghost after 3 years and a replaced (but still dodgy) hard drive. Any suggestions for laptops that can handle plenty of travel and being bumped around in bags? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Feb 10, 2010 -
Weird glitch in Internet Explorer: certain blogspot blogs won't display on one computer only (post wifi browsing session?) [more inside]
posted by nanojath
on Feb 2, 2009 -
I am looking for a signal booster that will play nicely on my laptop which has Vista. People recommended EnGenius USB Device but from what I gathered on Amazon, it does not work past XP. I basically need something that I can take with my on the go.
Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel Wi-Fi / 10/100 Eth
is what came with my laptop. Is there a signal booster compatible with Vista?
posted by cheero
on Jan 16, 2009 -
I've replaced my wireless card, but my laptop still intermittently locks up. The problem occurs whether I'm running XP or Ubuntu, and disappears when I disable the wifi in bios. [more inside]
posted by philomathoholic
on Sep 28, 2008 -
I have a laptop. I have wireless internet in Philadelphia through the city-wide wifi program that will be ending very soon. Please help if you can. I know NOTHING. [more inside]
posted by Danila
on May 17, 2008 -
I have a couple of questions about accessing the internet when travelling with a laptop for the first time. [more inside]
posted by valleys
on Feb 18, 2008 -
We have a wireless LAN with rogue detection. The rougue detection picks up some laptops as rogue access points. It looks like the laptops are looking for the last access point connection they had. We see standard SSIDs like "linksys" and "Free Public WiFi".
Why would the laptops be broadcasting the SSID of the previous access point it was connected to?
posted by nivekraz
on Feb 7, 2008 -
Why does my laptop's wireless network fail to work after resuming from standby, requiring a reboot? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87
on Oct 26, 2007 -
My cable connection keeps losing connection when UPnP is enabled, but I need it enabled to keep my Xbox360s connected. Why is this happening? [more inside]
posted by CliffDiving44
on Mar 7, 2007 -
Hello, I was wondering what are the standard rules for taking a laptop to a coffee shop or library. My laptop battery only lasts about 45 minutes, so do they allow you to plug in? And also, what are the normal costs of wifi access, if any? Thank you.
posted by CliffDiving44
on Feb 20, 2007 -
Starting in a few weeks I will be doing a lot of travelling with my laptop. Help me choose a wifi provider for airports and possibly other locations. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn
on Feb 13, 2007 -
PC laptop wireless issues: Can’t connect to my secure in-house wireless network. Any smart people able to help? [more inside]
posted by Milkman Dan
on Jan 21, 2007 -
My laptop makes an audible, high-pitched hum when the WiFi adapter is turned on. Is there anything I can do to make it shut up? [more inside]
posted by stopgap
on Sep 27, 2005 -
Wi-fi woes. My XP laptop connects to the Web on my open home network, but I've had problems connecting to other open networks elsewhere. [MORE INSIDE] [more inside]
posted by timnyc
on Jan 8, 2005 -
One of the things I like most about my iBook is that the wireless adapter is internal and doesn't protrude from the system. Does anyone know of a PCMCIA 802.11b (or g) WiFi adapter for a PC laptop that doesn't protrude beyond the PC card slot?
posted by mrbill
on Dec 12, 2004 -
I want to watch TV on my laptop via wifi. Does anyone know how I can do this? For example, Toshiba's new Qosmio laptops come with a 'Wifi TV Router'. Does anyone else make a WiFi TV router? Or, alternatively, I have another computer with a TV card in it. What software could I install to stream the live TV signal from my server? I know there are streaming video products, but I don't know if any of them can also handle changing channels on a live TV stream. Any helpful suggestions appreciated. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by PigAlien
on Sep 1, 2004 -
I have put a wireless card in my old ibm laptop. now the cursor jumps up the screen every time the transfer light blinks. this makes internet navigation rather difficult. [more] [more inside]
posted by clockwork
on Jan 15, 2004 -