On 3 Oct, 19:05, lemur <gu...@unknown-email.com> wrote:
> The latest bios flash for your Amilo notebook is May 2009. It might be
> worthwhile updating drivers and flash.
> 'Downloads - Support - Fujitsu'
> Router flash is up-to-date.
> ::If *ANYONE* in this forum helps you, please click on
> their *REP* icon. Thanks! *(the middle scale icon in the upper right
Thanks, lemur. I'll give it a try.
However, the only BIOS change that would be of benefit is if the Amilo
Li 2727 would fire up the WLAN on startup. Which it won't. And Fujitsu
have made it very plain that they have no intention of enabling WLAN
at startup - this is allegedly a "security feature". The opportunity
to switch on the WLAN comes only after Windows has finished its
initiation and is ready for use. By which time, Windows has already
established that it has no connectivity to a network, network drives
are all inaccessible, and the router is invisible. Hence the
"Indentifying network....local access only" situation and the eventual
allocation of a 169.xxx IP address for the "Unidentified Network". If
the "local access only" message were true, most times that would be
OK, because a repair would solve the problem. But most times it is
rubbish, as the Amilo has no connectivity at all with the network. It
has become invisible to the other computers on the network and is
invisible to the router.
The horrid thing about all this is that it is intermittent. One time
it works, the next it will not. There cannot be a permanent problem
with the BIOS, the router, the wireless adapter, etc, or it would
NEVER work. And there is the extra point that another Windows Vista
Home laptop on the network with the identical Atheros WLAN interface,
using the identical Atheros driver, and identical settings, connects
99% of the time without difficulty.