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Vik
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      08-04-2007
My girlfriend has a Windows laptop. She can connect to local unsecured
wireless spots. I recently put in a wireless router so that she could
have a fast wireless connection. I run a Mac, and I installed an
Airport Extreme base station. When she tries to connect to it, her
laptop tries for quite a while, and then gives her the error message:
"Invalid IP Address".

We used the ping command in the terminal on her laptop, and we were
able to successfully ping my router using its ip address.

My phones are 5.8gz, so they are not interfering.

I can connect to my wireless router using my Mac laptop. In fact, I'm
using it to post this.

I have enabled printer sharing on my router.

What can I try in order to get my girlfriend's laptop connected to my
wireless router? Thanks very much in advance to all for any
information.


-Vik

 
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Barb Bowman
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      08-04-2007
what Windows operating system is she using? what wireless card?
what is the security on the Airport base station?

it's impossible to really diagnose without more details. an

ipconfig /all

from her machine would be helpful.

On Sat, 04 Aug 2007 13:30:39 -0700, Vik <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>My girlfriend has a Windows laptop. She can connect to local unsecured
>wireless spots. I recently put in a wireless router so that she could
>have a fast wireless connection. I run a Mac, and I installed an
>Airport Extreme base station. When she tries to connect to it, her
>laptop tries for quite a while, and then gives her the error message:
>"Invalid IP Address".
>
>We used the ping command in the terminal on her laptop, and we were
>able to successfully ping my router using its ip address.
>
>My phones are 5.8gz, so they are not interfering.
>
>I can connect to my wireless router using my Mac laptop. In fact, I'm
>using it to post this.
>
>I have enabled printer sharing on my router.
>
>What can I try in order to get my girlfriend's laptop connected to my
>wireless router? Thanks very much in advance to all for any
>information.
>
>
>-Vik

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Vik
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      08-04-2007
Barb, thanks so much for your thoughts. I really appreciate it.

She is using Windows XP Home. Her wireless card is an Atheros
AR5005GS Wireless network adaptor. For purposes of debugging the
wireless connection, I have disabled security on the Airport base
station.

Here is the output from ipconfig/all from her computer.

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : toshiba-user
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mindspring.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x
Family Fast

Ethernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B0-67-39-98

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : mindspring.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5005GS Wireless
Network

Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-F5-3B-9D-89
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.198
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 04, 2007
2:25:37 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 04, 2007
6:25:37 PM

Pinging 10.0.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=255
Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255

Ping statistics for 10.0.1.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms


-Vik

 
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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
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      08-05-2007
Hi
Assuming that you are using security measures on your Wireless, the same
security has to be set on the Toshiba.
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"Vik" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Barb, thanks so much for your thoughts. I really appreciate it.
>
> She is using Windows XP Home. Her wireless card is an Atheros
> AR5005GS Wireless network adaptor. For purposes of debugging the
> wireless connection, I have disabled security on the Airport base
> station.
>
> Here is the output from ipconfig/all from her computer.
>
> Windows IP Configuration
> Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : toshiba-user
> Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
> Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
> IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
> WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
> DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mindspring.com
>
> Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
> Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x
> Family Fast
>
> Ethernet NIC
> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B0-67-39-98
>
> Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : mindspring.com
> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5005GS Wireless
> Network
>
> Adapter
> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-F5-3B-9D-89
> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
> Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.198
> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
> DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
> Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 04, 2007
> 2:25:37 PM
> Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 04, 2007
> 6:25:37 PM
>
> Pinging 10.0.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
> Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=255
> Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
> Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
> Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
>
> Ping statistics for 10.0.1.1:
> Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
> Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
> Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms
>
>
> -Vik
>


 
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Barb Bowman
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      08-05-2007
that shows that she has an IP and suggests that the issue is
security. when you disable security on XP, there are some extra
hoops to click through to connect to an insecure network.

I would suggest trying WPA on the airport with an easy passphrase
for testing. setup the same passphrase on her machine. does that
worik?

On Sat, 04 Aug 2007 14:38:34 -0700, Vik <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Barb, thanks so much for your thoughts. I really appreciate it.
>
>She is using Windows XP Home. Her wireless card is an Atheros
>AR5005GS Wireless network adaptor. For purposes of debugging the
>wireless connection, I have disabled security on the Airport base
>station.
>
>Here is the output from ipconfig/all from her computer.
>
>Windows IP Configuration
> Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : toshiba-user
> Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
> Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
> IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
> WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
> DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mindspring.com
>
>Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
> Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x
>Family Fast
>
>Ethernet NIC
> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B0-67-39-98
>
>Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : mindspring.com
> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5005GS Wireless
>Network
>
>Adapter
> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-F5-3B-9D-89
> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
> Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.198
> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
> DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
> Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 04, 2007
>2:25:37 PM
> Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 04, 2007
>6:25:37 PM
>
>Pinging 10.0.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
>Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=255
>Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
>Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
>Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
>
>Ping statistics for 10.0.1.1:
> Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
>Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
> Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms
>
>
>-Vik

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Vik Rubenfeld
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      08-05-2007
I tried this, and the connection is now working. Thanks very much for
your help!


-Vik

Barb Bowman <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> that shows that she has an IP and suggests that the issue is
> security. when you disable security on XP, there are some extra
> hoops to click through to connect to an insecure network.
>
> I would suggest trying WPA on the airport with an easy passphrase
> for testing. setup the same passphrase on her machine. does that
> worik?

 
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Barb Bowman
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      08-05-2007
thanks for the update.

On Sun, 05 Aug 2007 10:43:51 -0700, Vik Rubenfeld
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>I tried this, and the connection is now working. Thanks very much for
>your help!
>
>
>-Vik
>
> Barb Bowman <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> that shows that she has an IP and suggests that the issue is
>> security. when you disable security on XP, there are some extra
>> hoops to click through to connect to an insecure network.
>>
>> I would suggest trying WPA on the airport with an easy passphrase
>> for testing. setup the same passphrase on her machine. does that
>> worik?

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