Problems connecting to Net although wireless connection excellent

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Ina Bechhoefer, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. I have an IBM Thinkpad T41p w/ 8.011a/b/g. At home (Washington, DC) I have
    an Orinoco Residential Gateway and I connect wirelessly to the Net w/ no
    problems. My primary ISP is Earthlink.net.

    This last weekend I visited a friend in New York (Manhattan--upper west
    side). I immediately linked to his Linksys wireless system (his ISP is
    Verizon). Signal was in the excellent range. However, I was not able to
    connect to the Net. With the same settings, my old Dell i800 used to hook
    up flawlessly. I was at a loss to figure out what the problem was. I did
    notice that Verizon now has a public phonebooth hotspot within a few feet of
    my friend's apartment building. Could that be causing interference?

    (By the way, I was able to connect using a modem, so I know all my settings
    were correct.)

    Can anyone shed any light on this problem? Thanks.

    Ina
     
    Ina Bechhoefer, Feb 9, 2004
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