08-20-2009 6:05 AM
I am using XP and have a wired desktop, wireless laptop, wii, and blu-ray player on my RG network. Before u-verse, I had no network problems with my Netgear router/cable modem. Since getting u-verse, I cannot switch users on the laptop and keep the wireless connection for the second user. The signal is detected with Excellent strength, but it searches endlessly for an IP and can never find it. If the first user is logged off and the second user logs on, it works fine, so it is not a network key problem.
I have scoured the net for a solution and found nothing of use. I can only imagine that the problem resides somewhere in a RG setting, but can't find anything in the RG settings that would solve the problem (to my knowledge).
If anyone has a clue, or has experienced this, please respond. Thanks.
08-20-2009 6:25 AM
Do both accounts have only one wireless network?
What happens if, under the broken user account, you run ipconfig /renew?
Are you using XP's built-in wireless manager or a third party manager (such as Intel)? If you're using a third party manager, you may want to try disabling it (services, too) and making Windows' built in manager the default. Might not have as much control, but I doubt many third party managers are designed to work with Windows' fast user switching service.
08-20-2009 6:52 AM
Yes, both accounts are on the same wireless network. I am using the Intel ProSet manager that came with the laptop and has been working for the last 3 years with my old router/cable modem. The only change has been changing to the RG and u-verse. I have not tried the ipconfig/renew, but I never needed to do that before, so I shouldn't need to now. I will try it just to see if it works though.
08-20-2009 6:56 AM
Are you using the same security settings as before (did you go from WEP to WPA2, for example)?
Not sure if you're interested in using your old device, but you could always attach your old router to the U-verse device and set up DMZplus...that'd let you use your old device as it's always been. Something about my devices sitting directly on AT&T's hardware without my own NAT makes me nervous.
08-20-2009 8:53 AM
Put your router back in the mix and use this Compute Joe post to set it up correctly:
His setup has worked for many users and you will have the performance you had w/your router
before Uverse. Good luck
08-20-2009 7:59 PM
08-20-2009 9:18 PM
We users don't know why, sometime the RG works w/a network and then sometimes it doesn't, no
rhyme or reason. Maybe there's a reason 2wire's are not on the consumer market? You could get
a new n router for the future, linksys WRT-120N $59.99, free shipping Amazon and NewEgg.
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