Good morning this morning we are in Warwick trouble shooting a wireless router installation, it seems one computer out of the devices here is not finding the wireless Router and we need to establish why.
Update Turns out the wireless router installed was set to auto and had choose channel 13 and for some reason the wireless card was set to US so was only able to see up to channel 11, reset to UK and all seems well plus removed a search bar from the computer.
This afternoon we on Ferndale Drive at Kenilworth in Warwickshire, we are here to do some maintenance on an old Desktop Computer running Windows XP and a Netbook PC connected to a BT Infinity Wireless Router.
On the Desktop Computer we updated the antivirus to a current Version , reinstalled the wireless Adaptor and checked the startup files and Edited the Registry.
Its worth noting that on installations of BT Infinity that I come across with the Router sat on top of the Openreach Modem seem to generate a lot more heat and appear to get speed issues so I would recommend that the modem is wall mounted to combat this or at least separate on the area that they are situated in.
Phew last job of the day we are now in Lillington Between Leamington Spa and Cubbington . We are here to setup a new router on an aol broadband system, The old router is a BT one that looks like its been used for 6 years or more one of the original ones aol provided when it first launched broadband. still we managed to find all the details and set up a netgear wireless router in its place.
In warwick today my only job is to reset the settings on a Belkin Router, then make a desktop PC work with it the first problem is its running Windows XP and its existing Wireless Card does not cope with WPA security, so we disabled the original Wireless Card and added a new Wireless USB adaptor that supports XP. all tested and working with all devices.
Next today we are in Kenilworth to fix a Netgear ADSL Router Problem the router appears to be working fine but the details for the admin are missing so we reset the Router to defaults and put the original settings back in taking care to write the details in to a safe area should we need to go check the router again.
This morning we are at Stockton village near Southam in Warwickshire, We are looking at a customers broadband problems, For some reason the router had lost its ADSL log in information so we reentered and tested by emulating a power cut and this solved the ADSL broadband Problem.
We are now able to offer an installation service for bridged or single Access point setup.
Bridging access points is very useful for larger buildings that require full coverage of a wireless network or buildings with metal objects embeded in the walls as a way of moving the radio around the problem this requires a minimum of 2 Wireless access points with a bridge capacity.
Single access Points are mainly used to add wireless capability to an existing wired network system.
The access points are not very big typically about A5 in size and approximately 2 cm tall although you still need to allow room for the aerial at the back most can be used wall mounted as well as free standing.