Author Topic: WIFI general problem  (Read 3056 times)


  • Calf
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WIFI general problem
« on: October 25, 2008, 03:53:54 am »

Hello, hoping someone could help with a parents live in Spain and have line of site about 5KM to the nearest town. Until a few months ago they had a good internet wifi connection. Setup is an external antenna, direct wired to the AP (now a Buffalo airstation G mimo performance) which is direct wired to the PC. When the connection was working they were using a conceptronic AP box but have switched to the buffalo unit for the high gain. We are having issue loading the drivers for the buffalo unit. It starts the install, but when it says plug the unit in and it tells you to wait, we give it 5mins+ and nothing has happened, press any button and it cancels install. Needless to say that without these drivers we cant tell the box to scan for networks. There is no bridge connection active as i read in another thread, as we are using Win XP.

However if we plug the conceptronic box back in it will scan (we think) but wont find a signal anywhere. We have replaced the external antenna, cables and the buffalo unit but still no joy.


Anyone have any ideas that could help

Thanks in advance


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Re: WIFI general problem
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 06:34:01 pm »
what is the model number of the drivers your trying to install?


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Re: WIFI general problem
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 07:08:42 pm »
You don't need to install any drivers for the buffalo device, unless it is a wireless adapter (USB, PCI, or PCMCIA). If it is a standalone device such as a router or access point, there is no software needed, it is configurable directly from a web-based interface. For most Buffalo routers, you can hook up a computer to one of the LAN ports, open a web browser, and access to get in. The username is root, and there is no password by default.
Message Edited by Colin137 on 12-05-2008 07:09 PM