Barb is very likely dead on in regards to this issue. Outside the US there
are several additional channels that may be used on WIFI devices that
generally are not available and/or supported here in the US. If your
machine "sees" the AP and associates to it, but thereafter cannot pass
traffic this is good indication that this is your problem (the frequency
bands overlap a bit so it's close enough for you to make an association but
not spot on).
If you can, see if you can verify and/or change the configuration of the
wireless AP to a channel between 1 and 11 (which are the US supported
channels). Channel 6 is the most commonly used here in the US (the default
channel for most WIFI devices). Also, for the purposes of testing,
configure the AP WITHOUT a WEP, WPA or shared key of any kind (just make it
open). Once you have things working you can always go back in again and
change/setup wireless security.
Changing this shouldn't cause a problem with other devices that are local to
there (outside the US they support the 1 thru 11 as well as a couple above
While it's possible that your wireless NIC may have an advanced option
enabling the use of the channels above 11, it's not common.
"binkieloo" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Barb Bowman" wrote:
>> probably because SA uses channels 12/13, etc. which is different
>> than the USA. Start here
> Hi Barb
> Thanks for that - I'll try the channel switch. Unfortunately that link
> doesn't help as the models available in Europe are different to the US. I
> have gone to Toshiba's site for the US and downloaded the latest drivers.
> That didn't seem to affect the problem.