Wireless issues, but oddly the opposite of what you normallyhear....
mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Mon Dec 1 18:58:23 UTC 2008
Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> He has the password for the Bed and Breakfast and it doesn't work
> even on Linux which has a big signal. The problem with his Windows
> sounds like a big cross country boarders problem. And Windows is always
> a problem as we who run Linux know.
> I still think the router has a problem.
Oh? Well, I will certainly bow to superior knowledge here. Wait, no I
won't. Look, he's seeing the router on Channel 13. That's not a
standard NA channel (as per the other post concerning this.) I thought
13 sounded funny for a channel when mine goes to only 11. I did some
research and the previous poster is correct in that 13 is not an
accepted channel in NA.
With that said, I can almost guarantee Vista won't see it (if a NA OS
that is), and I would be willing to bet Linux can, but maybe there's
something in the code that's causing trouble.
(Also, the B & B either doesn't get a lot of wireless customers, or they
aren't having any trouble using it.)
As I said, tcpdump will tell you a LOT more than what we know. Without
that I can't say the router is bad, it could simply be the wireless
password is wrong (say the owner changed it and forgot to tell him the
new one). I mean it's HIGHLY unlikely the router itself is bad.
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