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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:24 AM

Odd wifi behavior [View all]

I've had strange connection problems before but this is a new one to me.
I've got 4 active computers in the house:
- desktop running XP cable-connected to the router
- notebook running Win7 on wifi
- netbook running Win7 on wifi
- iPad 3d Gen wifi-only

Everything was fine over the weekend then last night around 3 AM I woke up and felt like listening to some Internet radio. I got out the netbook and couldn't connect. Re-booted and still nothing.
I checked the notebook in another room and had the same problem.
I checked the desktop and it was fine.
Finally I got out the iPad and it connected fine. (and I made sure it was connecting to my network, not the neighbors' or something)
I doublechecked the notebook and netbook and they were still not connecting, so it wasn't a temporary thing. Both 'see' my network but can't connect. And it persists this morning (I'm on the desktop right now).

So what would happen that would simultaneously screw up the notebook and netbook but not the iPad?

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Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2012 OP
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