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Can NOT connect to Wireless Network in certain order

By iamdora ·
I have 2 computers in wireless network. (WPA-PSK AES)

Computer A: Dell Inspiron laptop
Computer B: Desktop with USB wireless dongle.

Both Windows XP Professional SP3.
Buffalo AirStation WHR-G54S router.

Now, when Com A is connected to wireless first, then Com B won't connect to the network.
It goes in loop of searching, connect, disconnect.

Now, only 1 PC will connect to wireless network at any given time.

No 2 wireless computers will connect at the same time.

Frustrating...

Can someone help?

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Are these the only two devices?

by LarryD4 In reply to Can NOT connect to Wirele ...

Are these the only two devices on the wireless network?

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Yes, they are the only two devices on the wireless network.

by iamdora In reply to Are these the only two de ...

Yes, they are the only two devices on the wireless network.

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Check the WAP

by LarryD4 In reply to Yes, they are the only tw ...

And each device can connect but not when the other is on correct?

Could the wap be set to only allow one connection, or possibly the DHCP host is only giving out one ip?

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Not really.

by iamdora In reply to Check the WAP

They can both connect at the same time, but ONLY IN CERTAIN ORDER.

Com B, first then Com A.
When Com A is connected "first", Com B won't connect.

Com A can connect with or without Com B.

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Ok

by LarryD4 In reply to Not really.

Hmmm could it be a an addresing issue...

Just clarify, when A is connected and working and you try to connect Comp B, how does B fail.

Does B connect to the WAP, but never gets an IP?

Does it not even connect to the WAP or can B even see the WAP when A is connected?

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B fails...

by iamdora In reply to Ok

When Com A is connected and working and I try to connect Com B,

Com B sees the wireless network and tries to connect, but it won't connect, and looks for networks again, and see the network, tries to connect, but won't connect.
--> infinite loop unless I stop the wireless adapter.

It almost looks like it constantly resets/restarts itself.


By the way, thank you very much for the replies! I really appreciate you talking to me.

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try this

by SPC_TCOL In reply to Can NOT connect to Wirele ...

Ok why don't you try this.
But only for a short time.
Remove all security, so if you used WPA or so turn it off.
Then try to connect and see if it works.

If it works without problems, then try it with WEP and see what happends, when it works, try it with WPA but only an easy key.

It could be a transmission problem.

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Check computer B

by Kenone In reply to Can NOT connect to Wirele ...

Sounds like it might be set with a static IP

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Static IP?

by iamdora In reply to Check computer B

How do I change it?

One thing is that for both Com A & Com B, I've never touched or changed network settings.

So essentially they have the same settings.
But I'm having problems with Com B.

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Ah.. by the way...

by iamdora In reply to Check computer B

I used to have problems with Nintendo Wii connecting to wireless as well while Com A was "first" connected.

Now, I don't have Wii any more, so can't test....

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