Hello, I apologize in advance for the lack of specific details that is about to follow, but I have a free moment at work, and wanted to get this topic started before I forgot again. I am having problems detecting wireless networks as you might have gathered from the topic subject.
I have both a Desktop and a Laptop, desktop has a atheros card, and laptop has realtek (spelling?). The situation is this. I have recently moved into a basement apartment, and the home owner has a wireless router set up so that I can connect and use their internet connection. There is also an XP laptop in the house that has zero issues with seeing the network and connecting.
I have successfully connected to the network at least once with both my desktop and laptop, however, it seems almost random whether or not they can see the network listed when I scan for networks. The desktop in particular seems to rarely be able to actually see the network.
When I get home tonight, or in the near future, I can try and run any commands that anyone can suggest, or provide any detailed information. Like I said, I am at work right now, so I can't really try anything, but I am desperately hoping that someone might be able to provide assistance or at least share some ideas.
For the record, I have previously had no problems connecting to my own wireless router with either of these computers. If I plug in my own router, even though it has no connection to the outside world, both computers can see it and can connect flawlessly. Additionally, both computers seem to have no problems seeing the home owner's own wireless network, but I do not have the network key to get on that one. It is only the network for me that I am having issues with.
The Laptop has had far less issues. Most of the time it sees the network fine, and connects without issue, but the desktop barely ever sees the network. When it does see it, I can connect fine, have a strong signal, and everything works fine, but most of the time it simply does not see the network.