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Old 04-09-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
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Question wireless manager finds lots of networks but NOT mine?!


I have just installed puppy linux on an old pc.
I have have tried connecting to the internet using a belkin wireless dongle.... when it scans for available networks it shows a 5 or 6 but none of them are mine.

The belkin dongle connected the pc to my network when I was using windows xp but now puppy linux just wont pick my wifi network up.

Can anybody help please????
 
Old 04-09-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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Have you tried moving the adaptor around a little? I know it sounds silly but I found my Belkin wirless dongle didn't see my router until I moved it around a bit. Could also be worth restarting the router which seems to work sometimes for apparently no reason.
Also, I take it that you've not turned off SSID broadcast?
 
Old 04-09-2012, 02:39 PM   #3
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I have tried moving it around, and I rebooted my pc and tried it through windows xp and the windows wireless manager found it without any problems.

I dont understand why it is picking up other peoples networks but not mine when using puppy but windows picked them all up.

I have tried rebooting the router and that hasnt helped either?!

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Old 04-09-2012, 03:14 PM   #4
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try changing ssid on your router..
 
Old 04-09-2012, 03:16 PM   #5
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I have tried that but it still wont show up
 
Old 04-09-2012, 03:25 PM   #6
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seems like it is linked to routers mac address. a lot of people have same problem.
 
Old 04-09-2012, 03:33 PM   #7
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Is there anything I can do??
 
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Are you sure it's broadcasting the SSID? Also, you could try changing the mode from g to b or mixed to g, or whatever.
 
Old 04-09-2012, 03:43 PM   #9
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Yeah the SSID is broadcasting

I have just rebooted my pc and had it start up with win xp, again the wireless manager found my network and I connected....I then restarted the pc with puppy linux and scanned for networks and it picked up 2 networks, neither of which are ours

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Yes, XP will see it but that doesn't mean it's still broadcasting its SSID -- once XP has associated with it it will find it when SSID broadcast is off (or there would be no poi t in the setting if nothing could connect). It's unlikely that it will have been turned off unless you did it, but I thought it worth mentioning. You could also try turning off any encryption or MAC filtering to troubleshoot.
 
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I have just checked and the SSID is broadcasting, I have also turned off the MC filtering and it still wont see my network
 
  


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