Noticed an odd issue last night. Let me preface this by saying I'm kinda green at setting up wireless- but learning fast.
My wife's Dell laptop would connect to my wireless SMC router and, though showing a solid connection, would not get access out to the 'net. During this time, we got a Wii for my son. First time I connected, it found the router, did it's first update, no problems.
Since that time, the weather channel intermittently doesn't get a connection, and the internet channel never EVER works (is that operational yet?). I tried channels 6,1, and 11 for broadcast.
I'm using MAC filtering, when the Wii works, it works with it on or off. WPA/TKIP, b+g.
The laptop hanging was resolved by defeating the MS 'wireless zero' configuration in the services menu, installing the Intel software to run the connection, and using that to control the wireless connection. Problem with intermittent 'hangs' was resolved. In addition, the bandwidth was improved.
OK, so last night she said that she couldn't connect. I fired the laptop up and sure enough, it wasn't connecting. As I watched the 'connecting' window on the laptop, I unplugged the Wii. The laptop connected immediately. I cannot leave the Wii plugged in while using the laptop.
Should this be happening?