|Hi John - thanks for replying. I had similar thoughts to yours.|
Both router and pc are on my desk, within a yard of each other.
At start up, the wireless program loads and connects to the router using a usb blue tooth dongle.
This proximity is not good for wifi, thus as an alternative I have a direct lan connection, which comes into play, when I exit the wifi program.
I changed start up such that wifi does not load, and now only use the direct connection.
The wifi program lists nearby networks, with mine at the top at 100%.
Others are 54% or less.
From memory, out of about the five networks found, 3 were openzone, including BTFON which is named differently.
BTFON is the one I am being connected to, strangly it is lower on the list than one or more of the other openzone ones.
Having older technology, the wireless program does not have the facility to delete or bar 'found' networks, or move them around to change their order.
It does allow selecting one and then connecting to it. However, this now fails by repeatedly trying and then disconnecting (which did not happen previously to this problem), and remains connected to BTFON.
Despite now using a direct connection only, the problem remains. Which leads me to suspect BT are playing tricks.
Some of the google hits suggested this, but when a cure was proposed, used facilities provided by much later o/s's, and none were found for w2000.
It is 0952 and have recently switched on, having switched off late yesterday evening locked into BTFON. So far the problem has not appeared. Unless TalkTalk have found something and corrected, would think it will later.
Thanks - Mike