02-27-2012 05:25 PM
Couldn't connect my PlayBook to any computer on my network using Wi-Fi sharing, but COULD connect to the outside world ok.
So, wandered up to my mates house and it connected with his, obvious suspect the ROUTER!
It appears that ping etc cannot trace or connect to the playbook. In fact on the wireless segment, no wireless device can see any other wireless device! Don't know yet if its a flakey router, failed upgrade of the router firmware, or by design and therefore an oops!
Got O2 second line tech looking into it, will post results when informed.
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02-27-2012 05:36 PM
Some Routers have a differnet IP range for wifi or teh router keeps wifi traffic separate, this can cause the playbook not to connect.
some get around this by turning off wifi on the playbook, it does not work for everyone though.
02-27-2012 06:35 PM
Nope! The whole intention is to connect from my laptop/desktop via wifi sharing. By some quirk, the router seems to handle all wireless devices in isolation from each other - neat, but a bit of overkill in my opinion.
I have checked, a laptop running wirelessly cannot see another laptop using wifi on the same segment but all wired comps can see each other without any problem.
02-27-2012 06:58 PM
02-27-2012 09:01 PM
If you have a Netgear router some have a radio button to run the "Isolate" the Wifi connection from other computers on the network. I'd suggest looking at your settings on your router to see if such is the case.
And BTW, Good Luck!
02-28-2012 06:26 PM - edited 02-28-2012 06:33 PM
Nope.....this is a cut down router with most of the API crippled to suit O2. As a consequence you are stuck with what they give you....and in this case its not a lot!
I took my laptop up to my mates house. Connected it to his network, and found the PlayBook without any difficulty! ERGO...... my router from O2 is PREVENTING me from attaching at home.
Over to you...O2!
02-28-2012 09:18 PM
03-05-2013 04:33 PM
I had exactly the same problem as you are experiencing. I managed to solve it by process of eliminitation. You need to login to your router and change some settings.
Go into your wireless access point settings and click configure and set the settings as followed:
Interface enabled: True
Power Reduction Enabled: False
Network Name (SSID): (leave as is or set your own)
Channel Selection: Manual
Allow multicast from Broadband Network: False
Boradcast Network Name: Tru
Allow New Devices: New stations are allowed (automatically)
Encrytion: Use WEP Encryption (This was the main cause of the problem. Some devices don't like some encryption types)
WEP Key Length: 64 bit
Hope this helps, get in contact with me if you still don't solve your problem!
03-05-2013 05:40 PM
WEP is not secure enough today and my new router wont even support it.
Look at my tips on wifi