laptop wireless good @ public hotspot-not at home wireless?

June 3, 2012 at 17:03:14
Specs: Windows XP, 1.73GHz/1GB
My Acer Aspire 5610Z laptop will automatically connect to public hotspot wireless network but when I attempt to connect to a wireless network at home, set up using a Netgear modem, I only ever get 'local' internet connection only. My wife's HP laptop has no problem making the home wireless connection. A bit frustrating...

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#1
June 3, 2012 at 17:41:18
See what others think but to me it seems like relative router signal strength and Acer sensitivity. Is it possible to relocate the home network router so that it is nearer to where you mainly use the Acer?

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#2
June 3, 2012 at 17:57:16
Right click on the wireless icon in the System Tray, then click "View Available Wireless Networks", find your Home network on the list, select it & click Connect. Is it password protected? It should be. If you've never entered the password for your laptop, the box will popup requesting the Network key. Here's an example:

http://rakeshbera.com/winxp/wp-cont...


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#3
June 3, 2012 at 18:19:21
Good thought ref #2.

I'd assumed that both the laptop and the PC had been setup by the poster - maybe not.

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#4
June 3, 2012 at 21:10:22
I moved it into the same office but results were the same. Thanks for the suggestion!

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#5
June 3, 2012 at 21:14:18
I am able to bring up the wireless network and connect to it and have the correct password but the system only grants local access. Is there a limit (i. e. 1) to the number of laptops that can utilize the network simultaneously?

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#6
June 4, 2012 at 10:34:20
No, I have 4 computers and a Wii on my network. Sure, if you used them all at once the network would slow down, but you should be able to access it.

Dunno but this website might be of interest:
http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and...
The first response (powering everything off then on again) caught my eye.

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