Tuesday, September 03, 2013
TP-link M5350 - problems connecting from a Windows 8 laptop
And then I tried to connect to it from an Acer Windows 8 laptop. Misery.
The laptop found the network without problem. In the Wifi panel, it would connect OK to begin with, and then modify to "limited" status after a minute or two.
It had a compatible IP address but wouldn't ping the M5350 (let alone access its configuration page), even with Firewall off. So what was going wrong?
Changing from Channel=Auto to Channel=6 saw me able to ping - 100% success. But repeat the ping, and the address wasn't found. Changed to channel 7 - same thing.
Eventually I solved it - I switched the band to 11g only. And everything worked fine. Not sure I understand why, but hopefully this might just help someone else.
After that everything worked again.
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