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post #1 of 11
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hi i have two questions if you guys can help me with.

1) i have a friend labtop that doesnt recognize my wireless network, however it recognize other ppls. my network works on 4 other labtops so i dont thing its my network problem. so im kinda confused.

2) Ok this is kinda hard for me. how do i overclock my Linksys system WRT54GS V2.0. I heard that it would boost my network range. ( i need it cuz i keep getting dc when i go downstairs.) and i dont want to buy a wireless range expander.
post #2 of 11
If your friends laptop only supports 802.11A, that is not compatible with G. Also if you have WEP, did you enter the key into his laptop correctly?
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im not sure but i use WPA
as for the ethernet card i dunno if it supports 802.11A
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Double check to make sure your WPA key is entered correctly on your friends laptop, that is the most likely problem.
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1. Does his laptop show your network in the "View Wireless Networks dialog" but it can't connect or does his laptop simply not recognize your SSID?

2. http://www.wrtrouters.com/router/wrt54gs/ - Make sure your router is a 2.0 by checking the serial. If it is, you can download third party firmware and flash your router. There is a risk, however, so be sure to read all the guides on that site and ask here if you feel you need any more information. I recommend DD-WRT if you would consider yourself pretty well versed in networking, that's what I'm using on my WRT54G.
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post #6 of 11
If you really wanna overclock that router (I have the same model, v5.0), check out the DD-WRT website as well. They've got lotsa info on (basically) replacing the router's firmware with a linux-ish firmware that is a lot more broad on what the router (and many other Linksys models) is actually capable of. For instance, their firmware can allow you to dynamically change signal output strength.


As for the connection issue, WPA is generally something that 802.11G standard cards can handle. So, if your friend's laptop uses (or has integrated) 802.11A/B, he will not be able to connect unless you momentarily switch to a less-secure WEP passkey. Other than that... what the others said: make sure you entered it correctly!
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
If your friends laptop only supports 802.11A, that is not compatible with G. Also if you have WEP, did you enter the key into his laptop correctly?
Shouldnt matter. The Router in question should be backwards compatible and not only give out a G classed signal.
post #8 of 11
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1. Does his laptop show your network in the "View Wireless Networks dialog" but it can't connect or does his laptop simply not recognize your SSID?
the laptop doesnt even show on the "View Wireless Networks dialog" so it doesnt see the SSID. However it detects my neighbourhood routers except mine.

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2. http://www.wrtrouters.com/router/wrt54gs/ - Make sure your router is a 2.0 by checking the serial. If it is, you can download third party firmware and flash your router. There is a risk, however, so be sure to read all the guides on that site and ask here if you feel you need any more information. I recommend DD-WRT if you would consider yourself pretty well versed in networking, that's what I'm using on my WRT54G.

If you really wanna overclock that router (I have the same model, v5.0), check out the DD-WRT website as well. They've got lotsa info on (basically) replacing the router's firmware with a linux-ish firmware that is a lot more broad on what the router (and many other Linksys models) is actually capable of. For instance, their firmware can allow you to dynamically change signal output strength.
well there i dl the DD-wrt followed the instructions and installed the DD-wrt.
pretty good. I increased my Xmit to 80 pretty good but still alot of noise. and my cpu frequency overclock is 216Mhz default. I was thinking i would just increase it to 240 Mhz but im worried that it would fry my router. anyone reccommend a good setting?


I Still cant connect my friend laptop to my router. there ethernet card is a SAMSUNG SWL2700M 11b/g miniPCI and has the highest updated version.
I also tried doing B-signal only and G-signal only it still doesnt work.
post #9 of 11
I really wouldnt try Overclocking the Router to avoid damage right now mate.

However have you got ''Automatically detect Lan settings '' On in internet Explorer ?
post #10 of 11
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yes
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