When I was home for the Easter weekend, I set up a wireless network for my parents. I tested everything before I left and it all seemed to be fine. A couple of days after I left, my Mum couldn't connect to the network anymore. After talking her through a few things, I discovered that she was getting assigned some really random IP address (something like169.255.etc) instead of what the network was set up on (standard 192.168.etc). I got her to change the settings to choose a manual address which was OK for a day or so, then she had issues as it claimed there was a conflict of addresses (she had good signal strength, but limited or no connectivity because of this issue). I'm hesitant to get her to try another manual address because I only set up a limited range of trusted IP addresses for her firewall, and she will find it too hard to add more (can't talk her through it as I've only seen her firewall software twice, so I can't remember where everything was). This seems really random to me, and I'm not sure why the address she is getting assigned isn't correct - their network is the only one listed in the network list to automatically connect to. Any thoughts?
16 years ago