I've just had Virgin cable broadband installed and we're having a strange problem connecting to the wireless network. One laptop can connect fine, but the other one (they are actually identical) can't see the super hub for ages, even though it can see all the neighbours networks. When it finally sees the superhub it shows full signal strength and connects without any problems. What could be stopping it from seeing the super hub for so long?
The cause of the delay your laptop is waiting for the Super Hub router DHCP server to issue an IP address, so why not give your laptop a static IP address, then no waiting around for the DHCP server to issue an IP address. Just a small configuration needed to you router and laptops.
First configure your Super Hub router DHCP server range
Range Start 192.168.0.21
Range End 192.168.0.250
Then configure your laptops
Router IP address 192.168.0.1
(1)Laptop static IP address 192.168.0.6
(2)Laptop static IP address 192.168.0.251
IP address is your laptop IP address: 192.168.0.6
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway is your router IP address: 192.168.0.1
Preferred DNS server:
Alternate DNS server:
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