on 08-07-2011 15:11
Basically moved house and there's already wireless in the house.
Bought a wireless adapter and it can pick up the network already in place in the house
Sometimes the adapter connects (for a nano second or two) but won't let me use the internet.
Shows a strong signal as well but still no joy
only thing i've picked up is that my IP address isn't recognised?
the adapter is working but my IP address isn't displayed....
can anyone please help me!?!?!?!
on 08-07-2011 15:52
What is the source of the wireless signal?
If someone else owns the wireless signal they probably have it secured to prevent unautherised access.
on 08-07-2011 15:54
signal is from the virgin box (i think)
housemate has a laptop, i have a pc.... but the router,etc is in the living room where my pc is...
no idea if thats any help...i'll ask housemate tonight about security
on 09-07-2011 02:59
can you supply what adapter your using, and what version of windows your running?
since its possible your machine is trying to use static IP address to check this if you open network and sharing centre, or network connection right click on the wireless connection choose properties double click on internet protocol v4 tcp/ip and make sure both items are on automatic.