Free Dlink AP disappear from list of available wifi networks

February 18, 2013 at 05:57:31
Specs: Windows XP
I got a wireless HP all-in-one PC and was able to connect to the Internet via the free Dlink wi-fi access point. Dlink no longer appears in the list of available networks. The network adapters are fine. I'm running Windows 7.

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#1
February 18, 2013 at 06:15:17
"was able to connect to the Internet via the free Dlink wi-fi access point"

Who is offering free wifi access? one of your neighbors? lol. If it's not on your "available list", maybe they switched off their wireless Dlink router because they knew someone was piggybacking on their signal?


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#2
February 18, 2013 at 07:01:51
Sorry, D-link are a hardware provider, not a wireless Internet provider.

Like Rider says, someone with a Dlink router realised that someone else was using their internet connection and either witched it off or secured it with a password and hidden SSID.

You have two choices. Either get your own Internet Service or find a free public access point. Bear in mind that wi-f only has a range of a few hundred feet at best.

Stuart


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#3
February 18, 2013 at 08:15:32
Silly question maybe, but have you got a wireless router in your home somewhere or are you just trying to do this with what is provided within the computer?

Your internet service provide usually provide a free router. Without this you can only pick up your neighbors signal if it is on and not encrypted.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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