[TriLUG] [Slightly OT] Wi-Fi Consultant?
jason at journalistic.com
Wed May 25 15:57:06 EDT 2005
*grin* Well, I never said I was network saavy, myself.
If by "netblock", you mean subnet mask, yeah, they were different. The
cable modem went directly into the wireless router. So the WAN
ip/subnet mask was different than the LAN.
Greg Brown chimed in first (thanks for all the help!), so we'll see what
he says. I'm fine if he determines it is something stupid on my part. ;)
Side story: I've been out to his house trying to get this to work like 5
or 6 times. About two weeks ago, I thought maybe it was cordless phone
interference. So I asked him if he had cordless phones. Turns out he
has SIX! So he went out & bought new 5.8GHz phones and he says that
helped for a bit, but now the problem (whatever it is) is back.
Jason Faulkner wrote:
> Not to say you're stupid, but the most common mistake I get is the
> wireless router and the broadband modem being on the same netblock.
> That might cause the issue you're seeing.
> On 5/25/05, Jason Purdy <jason at journalistic.com> wrote:
>>[Disclaimer: Windows Environment]
>>Anyone a saavy wi-fi consultant or know of one? I've hit my limit with
>>trying to get my boss' house setup, including replacing routers and
>>going through a lot of different settings.
>>The latest situation is that I'm able to get a DHCP address, but I can't
>>ping the router. If I wrangle w/ the settings, I may get to the router
>>(and then out to the internet), but it's temporary (usually long enough
>>to claim victory and then move to his next laptop and start wrangling
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