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post #1 of 22
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hello i was wondering if there was a problem with my motherboards built in wifi signal. Atm i can only connect one device at a time throught the wifi on my motherboard if i try to connect more than one it just hangs on aquiring ip address and never connects.
post #2 of 22
Could you perhaps explain a little more what you mean by connecting to more than one device at a time?
post #3 of 22
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Like trying to connect say 2 smartphones or a smartphone and a tablet or laptop i can only connect one of them at a time. If i try to connect another after one is connected it just hangs at aquiring ip address
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by solar0987 View Post

Like trying to connect say 2 smartphones or a smartphone and a tablet or laptop i can only connect one of them at a time. If i try to connect another after one is connected it just hangs at aquiring ip address

Okay, that's what I thought, and there's nothing wrong. The easiest and simplest solution would be to introduce a wireless router. What you're doing now is creating an ad-hoc connection, and so you can only connect two devices together in such a setup. You could try setting up a DHCP server on the computer, but no offense, I'm thinking that would be well beyond your skill based on what you've said so far. So I would strongly recommend you just get a wireless router. It's not a free solution, but it is relatively inexpensive, and will make things considerably easier.

BTW, any wireless router should work. While you're certainly welcome to buy an Asus wireless router, it's not required.
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by cl-scott View Post

Okay, that's what I thought, and there's nothing wrong. The easiest and simplest solution would be to introduce a wireless router. What you're doing now is creating an ad-hoc connection, and so you can only connect two devices together in such a setup. You could try setting up a DHCP server on the computer, but no offense, I'm thinking that would be well beyond your skill based on what you've said so far. So I would strongly recommend you just get a wireless router. It's not a free solution, but it is relatively inexpensive, and will make things considerably easier.
BTW, any wireless router should work. While you're certainly welcome to buy an Asus wireless router, it's not required.

One of the reasons i bought this motherboard was because it said i could connect my devices to it as it had a pretty much built in router....
It never said i could only connect one of them... That is what sold me on this motherboard. I would have bought a different vendor motherboard if i knew that.

This is from your website..
Wi-Fi GO!

It’s a Home Theater, Extra Router and Even Acts a Portable PC on Your Tablet
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! makes enjoying home entertainment easier than ever! Exclusive Wi-Fi functions provide DLNA streaming so you can enjoy a home theater PC, while also providing remote access to your PC with a smart device. ASUS Wi-Fi GO! leads the market by integrating Wi-Fi connectivity, DLNA access and all smart devices with a one-stop utility for a futuristic connected lifestyle.

Wi-Fi hotspot setup for convenience:quickly set up and connect anywhere at home thanks to instant soft access point and device detection. Build your network without an extra router!
Edited by solar0987 - 11/12/12 at 11:19pm
post #6 of 22
You're right, my mistake. While I am lucky to be the one out of our group that gets to hang out on forums all day, it comes at the price of having to try and support the full product range for Asus, not just the 1-2 product categories everyone else specializes in. So, sometimes the depth of my knowledge on a particular product is lacking, especially since my background is more in laptop/desktop repair, not motherboards specifically.

Anyway, after doing a quick bit of boning up on the board... Since you can get one device working, so clearly the wireless function works at a hardware level, making it seem as if your issue is one of configuration. It still sounds like you're trying to do an ad-hoc wifi connection instead of an infrastructure based connection. Also, the P8Z77-V Pro only supports 2.4GHz signals, so if any devices are trying to connect on 5GHz, it won't work. Have you installed the support software for the wireless function?
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by cl-scott View Post

You're right, my mistake. While I am lucky to be the one out of our group that gets to hang out on forums all day, it comes at the price of having to try and support the full product range for Asus, not just the 1-2 product categories everyone else specializes in. So, sometimes the depth of my knowledge on a particular product is lacking, especially since my background is more in laptop/desktop repair, not motherboards specifically.
Anyway, after doing a quick bit of boning up on the board... Since you can get one device working, so clearly the wireless function works at a hardware level, making it seem as if your issue is one of configuration. It still sounds like you're trying to do an ad-hoc wifi connection instead of an infrastructure based connection. Also, the P8Z77-V Pro only supports 2.4GHz signals, so if any devices are trying to connect on 5GHz, it won't work. Have you installed the support software for the wireless function?

They all will connect singley as in by themselves. i installed the wifi go and the wifi engine drivers there are 2 options in the wifi engine there is client mode which uses wireless to connect the computer and ap mode that makes it a router there are no other settings to adjust other than pick one of the 2 and set a username and password.
post #8 of 22
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Anyone else with this board have this problem?
post #9 of 22
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Bump.
post #10 of 22
I have that same board but I've never attempted to use the wi-fi since I already had a standalone router. You may be having a problem with the second device trying to connect at the 5GHz after the first device is connected at 2.4GHz.

Personally, I would go to the Asus support website. I have contacted them several times about different issues and they do a great job helping over the phone or online chat. Hope you can get your problem fixed.
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