The Dark Art of Wireless Networks
Wireless networking requires serious troubleshooting and a little magic.
In a blog presented on InVerClyde Now, issues surrounding wireless networks are examined and suggestions offered. The author covers a variety of typical situations and solutions to overcome issues such as connectivity, routers, errors and compatibility.
"In all honesty, I don't pretend to fully understand the sheer number of anomalies and abnormalities that I've encountered when setting up and troubleshooting wireless networks. I've spent hours sometimes trying different combinations of settings, configurations and ritualistic chants, only to finally admit defeat... then, after I restart the computer, it works. Without any explanation as to why it didn't work before, without any changes being made, it suddenly decides to connect flawlessly, every single time. In some other cases, changes that should not make a difference end up fixing the problem. Moral of the story: Do not assume that, because it isn't working, you're doing something wrong. The technology is sometimes simply unreliable. This guide will give you somewhere to start trying to fix the problem yourself, before escalating the situation out of the nearest window."