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Jerry Peterson[MSFT]
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      01-11-2005
If by disabling security things "suddenly work," you may have mismatched
security settings. For WEP encryption to function properly, the keys must
match between the access point and the client machine. Double check that
you have matching keys on both devices.

--
Jerry Peterson
Windows Network Services - Wireless

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
"Tina.V" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news(E-Mail Removed)...
> Thanks for the thoughts but I had already tried pinging the router, other
> systems on my home network and the DNS servers. What I finally found in
> the
> newsgroups all the way back a number of pages was someone who posted the
> only
> way they were able to get theirs to work was to not use WEP or WPA. I
> disabled the WEP (had been at 64 bit) and immediately everything started
> working. I've read even further back amoung the threads and this
> apparently
> is a common issue. It doesn't seem as though there has been any fix for
> it.
>
> If you have other suggestions I'm certainly willing to try. Thanks!
>
> "Brian Wehrle [MSFT]" wrote:
>
>> Tina,
>>
>> Well, one step at a time. Since you now have the correc information, it
>> will be worthwhile to pursue the next logical
>> step. Please try doing a ping from the workstation to the router (from
>> the
>> cmd.exe window):
>> ping 10.0.0.251
>> You should be able to do thing ping. If there is an error message,
>> please
>> post what the output of the ping command is.
>>
>> Once you can do a ping to that machine, you should be able to ping the
>> DNS
>> servers. These also should be entered in that same page to allow
>> for correct network access. If they are not entered, you will need to
>> get
>> these numbers from another machine and enter them where you put the rest
>> of
>> the
>> TCP/IP information.
>>
>> --
>> Brian Wehrle
>> http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed)
>> Software Test Engineer/Wireless Networking
>> Microsoft Corp.
>>
>>
>> "Tina.V" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >I have now removed the wireless adapter through the device manager, and
>> > reinstalled it. Now on reboot Ipconfig does have the default gateway,
>> > as
>> > well
>> > as the network IP address and DNS entries. However I still cannot see
>> > or
>> > connect to the other computers in the same workgroup, nor do I get
>> > Internet
>> > access.
>> >
>> > "Tina.V" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Yes I entered the information on the General tab of the wireless
>> >> adapter.
>> >>
>> >> The IP address is 10.0.0.194
>> >> The subnet is 255.255.255.0
>> >> The Router/Gateway address is 10.0.0.251 (I know that normally it
>> >> would
>> >> be
>> >> 10.0.0.1 but it's set this way intentionally by my boss).
>> >>
>> >> I will try the adapter reinstall, even though it's a brand new laptop
>> >> and
>> >> I
>> >> just wanted to attache it to do the updates.
>> >>
>> >> Thanks!
>> >>
>> >> "Brian Wehrle [MSFT]" wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > Tina,
>> >> >
>> >> > I believe that there is some problem here regarding the
>> >> > configuration
>> >> > of
>> >> > this interface. You entered the IP address/Subnet Mask/Gateway
>> >> > address
>> >> > in
>> >> > the blanks located on the "General" tab of the TCP/IP configuration
>> >> > page,
>> >> > correct?
>> >> >
>> >> > Could you provide the exact numbers you are using to configure this
>> >> > network
>> >> > to me? Maybe there is some problem with the network addresses you
>> >> > have
>> >> > choosen.
>> >> >
>> >> > Now, if the config info was corrupted, this problem might also
>> >> > happen.
>> >> > You
>> >> > could choose to uninstall and reinstall this adapter. You can do
>> >> > this
>> >> > through Device Management ( run "devmgmt.msc")
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > --
>> >> > Brian Wehrle
>> >> > (E-Mail Removed)
>> >> > Software Test Engineer/Wireless Networking
>> >> > Microsoft Corp.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Tina.V" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> >> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >> > > Sorry my previous message went without beign finished.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > What I was saying is when I run and IPCONFIG, the gateway comes in
>> >> > > blank.
>> >> > > I
>> >> > > checked the TCP/IP properties again, and went into the advanced
>> >> > > settings
>> >> > > and
>> >> > > the gateway IP is there. I don't know why ipconfig isn't showing
>> >> > > it.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Tina
>> >> > >
>> >> > > "Tony" wrote:
>> >> > >
>> >> > >> Have you tried with the XP firewall turned off?
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> "Tina.V" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> >> > >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >> > >> >I have an existing combination network, hard-wired and wireless
>> >> > >> >using a
>> >> > >> > Linksys WRV54G Router which supports both the B & G protocols.
>> >> > >> > Have 2
>> >> > >> > desktop
>> >> > >> > PC's (XP SP1) both hardwired and 2 laptops both wireless (1-
>> >> > >> > Win2k & 1
>> >> > >> > XP
>> >> > >> > SP1). The network uses static IP addressing. I just purchased
>> >> > >> > a
>> >> > >> > new
>> >> > >> > laptop
>> >> > >> > which is preinstalled with XP SP2 and which has the ability to
>> >> > >> > use
>> >> > >> > either
>> >> > >> > B
>> >> > >> > or G wireless. I have assigned the new laptop a static IP
>> >> > >> > address,
>> >> > >> > and
>> >> > >> > entered the DNS and Gateway information. It connects to the
>> >> > >> > wireless
>> >> > >> > network
>> >> > >> > but I cannot see any of the other computers on the network or
>> >> > >> > the
>> >> > >> > shares,
>> >> > >> > nor
>> >> > >> > can I ping anything (not the machines on the network, or the
>> >> > >> > router or
>> >> > >> > anything on the internet). I'm baffled and am open to any
>> >> > >> > suggestions.
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> > Thanks for your help.
>> >> > >> > Tina
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >

>>
>>
>>



 
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Thanks - have already done that - Linksys router, you enter a password and it
gives you 4 keys. Even put in MAC addresses as a test saying only the listed
MAC addresses can access the network. Still no good. And the wireless is
working fine on the 2 non-XP SP2 computers. We even tried a new password and
new keys - same result. SP2 system loses the network and all the rest are
okay.

Tina


"Jerry Peterson[MSFT]" wrote:

> If by disabling security things "suddenly work," you may have mismatched
> security settings. For WEP encryption to function properly, the keys must
> match between the access point and the client machine. Double check that
> you have matching keys on both devices.
>
> --
> Jerry Peterson
> Windows Network Services - Wireless
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> "Tina.V" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Thanks for the thoughts but I had already tried pinging the router, other
> > systems on my home network and the DNS servers. What I finally found in
> > the
> > newsgroups all the way back a number of pages was someone who posted the
> > only
> > way they were able to get theirs to work was to not use WEP or WPA. I
> > disabled the WEP (had been at 64 bit) and immediately everything started
> > working. I've read even further back amoung the threads and this
> > apparently
> > is a common issue. It doesn't seem as though there has been any fix for
> > it.
> >
> > If you have other suggestions I'm certainly willing to try. Thanks!
> >
> > "Brian Wehrle [MSFT]" wrote:
> >
> >> Tina,
> >>
> >> Well, one step at a time. Since you now have the correc information, it
> >> will be worthwhile to pursue the next logical
> >> step. Please try doing a ping from the workstation to the router (from
> >> the
> >> cmd.exe window):
> >> ping 10.0.0.251
> >> You should be able to do thing ping. If there is an error message,
> >> please
> >> post what the output of the ping command is.
> >>
> >> Once you can do a ping to that machine, you should be able to ping the
> >> DNS
> >> servers. These also should be entered in that same page to allow
> >> for correct network access. If they are not entered, you will need to
> >> get
> >> these numbers from another machine and enter them where you put the rest
> >> of
> >> the
> >> TCP/IP information.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Brian Wehrle
> >> (E-Mail Removed)
> >> Software Test Engineer/Wireless Networking
> >> Microsoft Corp.
> >>
> >>
> >> "Tina.V" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> >I have now removed the wireless adapter through the device manager, and
> >> > reinstalled it. Now on reboot Ipconfig does have the default gateway,
> >> > as
> >> > well
> >> > as the network IP address and DNS entries. However I still cannot see
> >> > or
> >> > connect to the other computers in the same workgroup, nor do I get
> >> > Internet
> >> > access.
> >> >
> >> > "Tina.V" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Yes I entered the information on the General tab of the wireless
> >> >> adapter.
> >> >>
> >> >> The IP address is 10.0.0.194
> >> >> The subnet is 255.255.255.0
> >> >> The Router/Gateway address is 10.0.0.251 (I know that normally it
> >> >> would
> >> >> be
> >> >> 10.0.0.1 but it's set this way intentionally by my boss).
> >> >>
> >> >> I will try the adapter reinstall, even though it's a brand new laptop
> >> >> and
> >> >> I
> >> >> just wanted to attache it to do the updates.
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks!
> >> >>
> >> >> "Brian Wehrle [MSFT]" wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > Tina,
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I believe that there is some problem here regarding the
> >> >> > configuration
> >> >> > of
> >> >> > this interface. You entered the IP address/Subnet Mask/Gateway
> >> >> > address
> >> >> > in
> >> >> > the blanks located on the "General" tab of the TCP/IP configuration
> >> >> > page,
> >> >> > correct?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Could you provide the exact numbers you are using to configure this
> >> >> > network
> >> >> > to me? Maybe there is some problem with the network addresses you
> >> >> > have
> >> >> > choosen.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Now, if the config info was corrupted, this problem might also
> >> >> > happen.
> >> >> > You
> >> >> > could choose to uninstall and reinstall this adapter. You can do
> >> >> > this
> >> >> > through Device Management ( run "devmgmt.msc")
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > --
> >> >> > Brian Wehrle
> >> >> > (E-Mail Removed)
> >> >> > Software Test Engineer/Wireless Networking
> >> >> > Microsoft Corp.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Tina.V" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> >> > > Sorry my previous message went without beign finished.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > What I was saying is when I run and IPCONFIG, the gateway comes in
> >> >> > > blank.
> >> >> > > I
> >> >> > > checked the TCP/IP properties again, and went into the advanced
> >> >> > > settings
> >> >> > > and
> >> >> > > the gateway IP is there. I don't know why ipconfig isn't showing
> >> >> > > it.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Tina
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > "Tony" wrote:
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >> Have you tried with the XP firewall turned off?
> >> >> > >>
> >> >> > >> "Tina.V" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> >> > >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> >> > >> >I have an existing combination network, hard-wired and wireless
> >> >> > >> >using a
> >> >> > >> > Linksys WRV54G Router which supports both the B & G protocols.
> >> >> > >> > Have 2
> >> >> > >> > desktop
> >> >> > >> > PC's (XP SP1) both hardwired and 2 laptops both wireless (1-
> >> >> > >> > Win2k & 1
> >> >> > >> > XP
> >> >> > >> > SP1). The network uses static IP addressing. I just purchased
> >> >> > >> > a
> >> >> > >> > new
> >> >> > >> > laptop
> >> >> > >> > which is preinstalled with XP SP2 and which has the ability to
> >> >> > >> > use
> >> >> > >> > either
> >> >> > >> > B
> >> >> > >> > or G wireless. I have assigned the new laptop a static IP
> >> >> > >> > address,
> >> >> > >> > and
> >> >> > >> > entered the DNS and Gateway information. It connects to the
> >> >> > >> > wireless
> >> >> > >> > network
> >> >> > >> > but I cannot see any of the other computers on the network or
> >> >> > >> > the
> >> >> > >> > shares,
> >> >> > >> > nor
> >> >> > >> > can I ping anything (not the machines on the network, or the
> >> >> > >> > router or
> >> >> > >> > anything on the internet). I'm baffled and am open to any
> >> >> > >> > suggestions.
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > Thanks for your help.
> >> >> > >> > Tina
> >> >> > >>
> >> >> > >>
> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
>

 
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