I am about to throw my router out the window

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  1. cajunwizard macrumors newbie

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    Hello to all. I really have no idea where else to post this in terms of the appropriate category so bear with my ignorance please :) My name is Chris and I consider myself pretty knowledgeable in the ways of Apple hardware and computers in general. But this evening my nerve has been tested in the newest of ways. In my home there is the following: 1 PC with Vista, 1 Netbook with Windows 7, Mac Mini with 10.5, Powerbook with 10.4, a Droid, and an Ipod Touch.

    Now my issue is with the the wireless signal. My Power Book, the Netbook, and the PC all see my wireless signal with NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER. But the iPod, the Droid, and even the Mini with Leopard, cannot see my router. I have scoured the web and I have not found anyone with similar issues. And I am really at a loss as to what might be causing this. I fiddled around with some settings on the router a few days ago due to some NAT issues with my Xbox 360 but have since reset the router to it's factory settings.

    There are thousands of people on these forums who I know are more knowledgeable than me in the ways of Mac and I ask anyone and everyone to lend me your wisdom before I go insane :)

    Sincerely,
    Chris
     
  2. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    This will be a big help.

    Brand, model, and if you have it the spec. 802.11b? g? n?

    Did it ever work with these devices, or is it a new installation?
     
  3. cajunwizard thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Belkin

    It is a Belkin G Wireless. Model F5D7234-4 V5. And I just checked....the firmware is up to date.
     
  4. cajunwizard thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes it has worked with every device on the list less than a week ago.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Does the Mac Mini connect to the internet when you plug in an ethernet cable from the router?
     
  6. cajunwizard thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mac mini

    Yes. The Mac mini works fine with using a wired connection.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Hmm. When you log into the router is there a screen or window that lets you see which devices the router is detecting?
     
  8. cajunwizard thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes the DHCP Client list. And at the moment it only has two IP Addresses going. My powerbook and the PC w/Vista.
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    ok, I'm running out of ideas and am tired :p

    Have you....
    -Cycled the power to the wireless on your iPod/Droid/Mini (not turning the device on and off, but turned Airport on/off)?
    -Cycled the power to the iPod/Droid/Mini?
     
  10. cajunwizard thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes to both questions. And don't loose any sleep over this please. :) I too am tired and out of ideas and I really do appreciate any and all help :) As long as my Powerbook is connected then I consider everything in working order, but it won't be long before my room mates start to complain. :)

    -Chris
     
  11. davidlv macrumors 65816

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    Do not throw it out the window!!
    That is very dangerous and it won't work as a threat either, routers are very good at rationalizing location changes.
    Take a big hammer, place it where the router can see it and politely tell it you are going to smash the ++++ out of it if it doesn't shape up.
    Works like a charm. :cool::cool::cool:
     
  12. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    You might try deleting the wireless connection settings from the devices which are having issues, then recreating them. I remember having to do this with my iphone at one time for similar issues.
     

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