connecting multiple computers to my wi fi con.

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  1. andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Otley, west yorks
    Hi there,

    i have sky broadband with a wireless router to my lap top.(windows vista) Its normally rock solid, no problems in a couple of years of use.

    We have a spanish friend staying with us, They are using their laptop (xp professional). I just gave the the key (password?) for the wi fi and told them to connect to the internet via our wi fi connection. This was saturday and it worked fine for a few days but a tiny bit slower on occassion. Then yesterday it threw a real wobbler, not connecting to certain websites saying 'null'. Then today nothing, no websites showing although i could clearly 'see' the network.

    Anyway i have eventually resolved it by turning the router off then on again. Is this just a coincidence or i have done something wrong in just giving them the key and letting them log on?

    Thanks andy
  2. PaulSB

    PaulSB Legendary Member

    In our house five laptops, an Asus Eee, an iPhone, an iPod touch, two games consoles all happily connect to the Wi Fi using the same wirless key and one router and there is never an issue. On odd occassions we might have three or four machines connecting at the same time.

    I think you've just been unlucky.
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Your 'friend' is downloading loads of carp...:thumbsup:
  4. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

  5. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Hampshire UK
    sounds fishy to me
  6. Steve H

    Steve H Large Member

    I've got quite a few devices attached to my wireless router and this is a fine thing to do. Occasionally the router does appear to lock up. This is normally resolved by unplugging and re-plugging in. Its fairly rare I do this - say once every three / four months.
  7. +1 routers can occasionally get 'confused' and crash, requiring a restart.
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