Originally Posted by oscar
If you're at the stage where the actual network is showing as connected but you get the animated little two computers in the system tray saying acquiring network address then you may have one of two problems:
Not being able to acquire a network address is the problem you have and DHCP is what allows this. DHCP shoudl be enabled on the router itself and it will be under something like LAN or network settings.
- You have a firewall in the way that is blocking DHCP traffic that allows your laptop to acquire a network address.
- DHCP is not enabled on the LiveBox at all.
Do you have another computer attached to the livebox? If so, how is it connected and what is it's IP address?
You have won half the battle by getting the wireless card connected to the LiveBox, you just need to win the other half of the battle.
Also, as Jambox says Digisenders or other wirless devices will interfere with a wireless network (I also have read that a Microwave can interfere with that although I've never seen that in practice). The reason for this is that the 2.4Ghz range used by wireless devices is a public frequency that can be used by any equipment, therefore every wireless device generally uses it which includes Digisenders. The Microwave story I believe is just the amount of waves put into the air that can cause intereference. As I said I've never seen it in practice.
I always add encryption to any wireless network I'm setting up for customers. Depending on the type of office or home, I also add MAC filtering too just for extra security. If you're setting up encrypotion, make sure you use WPA if you can. WEP encryption is very weak and easily broken.
Last edited by blueivy; 14-Oct-06 at 12:06.
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