I'm not at all sure this belongs here, but I couldn't figure where else, so:
I have a home network -- base station upstairs, wireless desktop downstairs, laptop wireless around and about.
I was having fickle issues last week, and hooked up a new NETGEAR router and NETGEAR wireless modem in the downstairs machine. The laptop, being new, I left alone. I had some trouble getting the NETGEAR software settings right, so I reverted to the built in XP networking.
It seemed to be OK...
I was having problems this evening with other networks in the area, and found that a couple had done what I did, setting up and accepting defaults, so their network(s) were/are named NETGEAR just like mine. As I was having a bit of flicker in the connection, I was looking to adjust the settings. But because we (all) had named our networks the same, it was hard to tell them apart. So I was going to rename ours, which I was told should be done at the base station.
Know what I saw? The wireless (desktop) and the laptop could both connect to the net fine. The base station could not -- not even after turning everything off and re-booting and starting over. Three times.
THEN I discovered that the (normal, I think) address that you go to to adjust the XP settings (http://192.168.2.1) was in accessible from ANY of the machines, even when two COULD get on the net.
So is this something that'll just fix itself overnight or such, or is there something else I could/should do?
And CAN I rename the (home) network from one of the wireless machines or do I HAVE to use the base station?