WIFI only found on one pc? Iphone, Ipad and Other laptops dont see it.

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WIFI only found on one pc? Iphone, Ipad and Other laptops dont see it.

Last week Uverse internet was installed in my apartment.

Everything was working perfect and could not be happier!

 

Then two days ago I came home and to my surprise my laptop was not connected to my network.

I was like ooohh whattt! so I then try to connect to it and it just kept saying cant connect or it would connect

and disconnect. Then I realized it is like this in my ipad it says cannot connect to network or my iphone but my iphone works for a good while then disconnects.

 

When the network does show up its at full bars but cannot connect to it. I even move my laptop right next to the router and still is unable to connect. However, the desktop thats right next to the router works flawlessly.

I have two ps3's that also work without a hassle and they are plenty far from my router. I cannot figure out what the issue is.

 

I tried a factory reset on the router but that didnt do much. I also tried manually putting the entwork on my pc and still nothing. I had to leave my house but what I saw on my desktop was that the router password is inputted as tkip and when i look at the laptops it thinks it is AES. Now i changed it to tkip on the laptop but had to leave to school. Why do you guys think this happen out of no where? I mean it was working perfect for a couple of days then randomly stopped on the ipad and two laptops and sometime on my iphone.

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Re: WIFI only found on one pc? Iphone, Ipad and Other laptops dont see it.

On  the  U-verse  modem  has  a  sticker..It  is  yellow  color . 

It  say   SSID  :  ATT  ### 

then  wireless  network  key :  #### 

The  stickr  is  on  the  side  of  the  modem..

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Ok I know that. The ssid shows up on networks and keeps trying to connect and just keeps saying identifying and never connect and every now and then it connects I use the web for a bit then disconnects. Sometime the ssid doesn't even show up. Now remember that it was working perfectly fine for 5 days. It's not hair one computer that does this it's two of then and one is right next to the router and it still doesn't always show up in the networks found. The iPad just keeps saying cannot connect. However the ps3 connects and another PC connects without a problem and don't disconnect. I even tried putting the ssid myself and the code and still keeps trying to connect and disconnect.
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So it seems that although i have perfect signal and the computer and laptop are in line of seight of the router it apperently is too far for it to work which is only about 20 feet from the router. Why is this? and its with the ipad. laptop and iphone but when im like 5 feet from it it works perfectly fine

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Re: WIFI only found on one pc? Iphone, Ipad and Other laptops dont see it.

mo5751 - Since you are in an apartment situation, a neighbor could be killing your signal. Do you see any other networks.

Try different channels. If I remember, 1, 6, 11 are recommended.

Do you have any wireless phones or other devices that could be interfering? Maybe a neighbor does.
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I see a ton of networks and they all are AT&T aswell I guess I'll try switching the channel but it's already on 11 so when I get home I'll try something else.
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mo5751 - If it is so congested you may have to go with your own router on N or AC band.
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I tried choosing it on N and at first it seemed like everything was good then after a while it gave me problems.
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mo5751 - I was thinking there would be hardly any N in your building & you would not have an N router. Are you saying you do have an RG that supports N?? What is model number of RG??
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Maybe I'm not talking about the same thing. I'll let you know what I have once I get home. It's a black one that has a little wifi looking button on the bottom.
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mo5751 - It is the IEEE 802.11 standard for wi-fi. att had only b/g til recently, some N was introduced. For your case, the idea of getting N is to get away from the horde of b/g. You would need N support at bot ends - each computer and the router. Here is the explanation of the various standards - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11
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The router at the bottoms reads 5031NV
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That does say it is 802.11 N - To eliminate "cold spots"
http://www.pace.com/Documents/Products/Am/RG/5031nv.pdf

 

If you have an att N router, maybe others in the apartment do too & you will have lost the chance for moving to uniqueness by applying N.

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so what's my options? And why did it work for like 5 days no issue and and in the morning them I come home and it's out? What could have caused this?
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Re: WIFI only found on one pc? Iphone, Ipad and Other laptops dont see it.

mo5751 - I do not know what is causing your problem. If I were a tech on-site with instruments, I may still be mystified. Wireless is like that - it works or it doesn't. Just trying to suggest possibilities.

Was the 5031NV installed as a matter of course, initially, or was it tried as a solution to your problem?

If you have a lot of contention for the air waves, you can always connect wired.

If you want to escape the herd you can get an AC router.

If you feel your RG just does not work right, request a new one.
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