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Multiple Wireless Network Conflicts

By 135boom ·
I am installed the 802.11g wireless and have multiple machines using Win XP. Unfortunately a neighboring group using 802.11b has an access point within range of a few computers. Call it close quarters between group. Unfortunately with XP, the wireless receiver picks up both access points and at random decides to kick users off of one network and then give them the option to join either. I have set up the my system to ignore the 802.11b and has set up the appropriate encryption, but I cannot stop XP from tripping people off of the network at random. I have spoken with Linksys tech support and they have no idea how to stop the switching. Given that this issue will be growing in the immediate future with other wireless groups going up around me, how can I force XP just to see my network and ignore the rest?

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Multiple Wireless Network Conflicts

by ShaunJanzen In reply to Multiple Wireless Network ...

If you are using DHCP and the other network is as well you cannot choose where the PC will get it's address from. A PC set for DHCP will grab an address from the first DHCP server that it sees.

You could assign static addresses to the PC's that are wireless. It would probably be best if your network was on a different subnet as well.

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