annoying SP2 wireless problem

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?R3JlZw==?=, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. I have a Toshiba satellite 1130 laptop, and a wireless network with 128bit
    wep encryption turned on the router. After installing service pack 2, the
    wireless network's usable range has been halved. I checked with netstumbler
    and the signal strength is the same as before but windows seems to need
    higher signal strength to connect. Windows will try to connect for a while
    and then eventually say it is connected with errors. Or it will say it cannot
    connect and to contact your network administrator. Eventually it will connect
    but sometimes with a seemingly random ip address that bears no relation to
    the ones I set in the LAN settings of my router or the ip address pool. When
    windows does this, it thinks it's connected but the connection doesn’t work.
    I tried assigning a static ip address and this increased the usable range of
    the wireless network back to what it was. But I do not want to keep a static
    ip address because I would prefer not to have to turn the static ip address
    on and off when I change networks. Is there any way that I can fix this
    problem, or is there a way I can stop windows from trying to auto configure
    everything.
     
    =?Utf-8?B?R3JlZw==?=, Aug 12, 2004
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?R3JlZw==?=

    Pavel A. Guest

    Is WPA or .1x configured on your router?

    --PA

    "Greg" <> wrote in message news:D...
    > I have a Toshiba satellite 1130 laptop, and a wireless network with 128bit
    > wep encryption turned on the router. After installing service pack 2, the
    > wireless network's usable range has been halved. I checked with netstumbler
    > and the signal strength is the same as before but windows seems to need
    > higher signal strength to connect. Windows will try to connect for a while
    > and then eventually say it is connected with errors. Or it will say it cannot
    > connect and to contact your network administrator. Eventually it will connect
    > but sometimes with a seemingly random ip address that bears no relation to
    > the ones I set in the LAN settings of my router or the ip address pool. When
    > windows does this, it thinks it's connected but the connection doesn't work.
    > I tried assigning a static ip address and this increased the usable range of
    > the wireless network back to what it was. But I do not want to keep a static
    > ip address because I would prefer not to have to turn the static ip address
    > on and off when I change networks. Is there any way that I can fix this
    > problem, or is there a way I can stop windows from trying to auto configure
    > everything.
     
    Pavel A., Aug 16, 2004
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