Can only access wireless network as Administrator

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by T. Robinson, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. T. Robinson

    T. Robinson Guest

    Here's what I'm running:

    -A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
    -A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless 108Mbps1
    Router
    -Windows XP with SP2

    Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but not if
    I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has to do with the
    rights, because if I give my regular user Admin rights, it works again. What
    rights (specific to this problem) does an admin user have that other users
    don't that would create this problem?
     
    T. Robinson, Oct 28, 2004
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  2. Does the Belkin card come with its own client software?

    It could be a registry setting that regular users cannot read/write, does
    the software maintain a log? Did you check the error log of Windows?

    "T. Robinson" <> wrote in message
    news:Ma%fd.9345$...
    > Here's what I'm running:
    >
    > -A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
    > -A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless 108Mbps1
    > Router
    > -Windows XP with SP2
    >
    > Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but not if
    > I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has to do with the
    > rights, because if I give my regular user Admin rights, it works again.
    > What rights (specific to this problem) does an admin user have that other
    > users don't that would create this problem?
    >
     
    Jeroen van Bemmel, Oct 28, 2004
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  3. T. Robinson

    T. Robinson Guest

    Yes, the card did come with client software. I did at one point disable the
    client to allow Windows Wireless Zeor Configuration Service to manage the
    network, but that still required an Administrator user.

    The Belkin software does not appear to have a log. I checked the Windows
    Event viewer, which told me nothing. Is there another Windows log I should
    check?

    You may be right about the registry setting, but I haven't located the key.
    Any suggestions?


    "Jeroen van Bemmel" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Does the Belkin card come with its own client software?
    >
    > It could be a registry setting that regular users cannot read/write, does
    > the software maintain a log? Did you check the error log of Windows?
    >
    > "T. Robinson" <> wrote in message
    > news:Ma%fd.9345$...
    >> Here's what I'm running:
    >>
    >> -A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
    >> -A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless 108Mbps1
    >> Router
    >> -Windows XP with SP2
    >>
    >> Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but not if
    >> I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has to do with
    >> the rights, because if I give my regular user Admin rights, it works
    >> again. What rights (specific to this problem) does an admin user have
    >> that other users don't that would create this problem?
    >>

    >
    >
     
    T. Robinson, Oct 29, 2004
    #3
  4. T. Robinson wrote:
    >> "T. Robinson" <> wrote in message
    >>> Here's what I'm running:
    >>>
    >>> -A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
    >>> -A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless
    >>> 108Mbps1 Router
    >>> -Windows XP with SP2
    >>>
    >>> Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but
    >>> not if I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has
    >>> to do with the rights, because if I give my regular user Admin
    >>> rights, it works again. What rights (specific to this problem) does
    >>> an admin user have that other users don't that would create this
    >>> problem?


    I guess you have probably figured this out by now, but as it happens I've
    been struggling with the same problem for quite a few hours now and I figure
    this is going to be a FAQ.

    The Belkin manual says nothing about this problem, nor is there anything
    about it on the Belkin website.

    The solution was to modify the security attributes of a key in the registry.
    On my computer it's located at
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0008]

    If you do repeated searches for "belkin" in the registry you'll probably
    find a similar key. (Doing a search for "wep" MAY take you straight to it.)
    It contains a number of name/value pairs, among them are NetworkType, SSID
    and WEP (the wep key).

    Anyway, the modification is to add full access for "Users", and let this be
    inherited by all the name/value pairs in the key.


    Googlebait: The card I use is a Belkin High-speed Mode Wireless G Desktop
    Network Card (F5D7001uk). It's a PCI card. (And a pain in the axe)

    (I've installed SMC cards in two other computers in the same building and
    they simply worked right out of the box...)


    --
    Sigurd
    http://utvikling.com
     
    Sigurd Stenersen, Dec 21, 2004
    #4
  5. As I struggling with the same issue, could you explain more in detail HOW I
    can modify the key? (I am not exactly a Windows specialist).

    Thanx in advance.



    "Sigurd Stenersen" wrote:

    > T. Robinson wrote:
    > >> "T. Robinson" <> wrote in message
    > >>> Here's what I'm running:
    > >>>
    > >>> -A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
    > >>> -A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless
    > >>> 108Mbps1 Router
    > >>> -Windows XP with SP2
    > >>>
    > >>> Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but
    > >>> not if I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has
    > >>> to do with the rights, because if I give my regular user Admin
    > >>> rights, it works again. What rights (specific to this problem) does
    > >>> an admin user have that other users don't that would create this
    > >>> problem?

    >
    > I guess you have probably figured this out by now, but as it happens I've
    > been struggling with the same problem for quite a few hours now and I figure
    > this is going to be a FAQ.
    >
    > The Belkin manual says nothing about this problem, nor is there anything
    > about it on the Belkin website.
    >
    > The solution was to modify the security attributes of a key in the registry.
    > On my computer it's located at
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0008]
    >
    > If you do repeated searches for "belkin" in the registry you'll probably
    > find a similar key. (Doing a search for "wep" MAY take you straight to it.)
    > It contains a number of name/value pairs, among them are NetworkType, SSID
    > and WEP (the wep key).
    >
    > Anyway, the modification is to add full access for "Users", and let this be
    > inherited by all the name/value pairs in the key.
    >
    >
    > Googlebait: The card I use is a Belkin High-speed Mode Wireless G Desktop
    > Network Card (F5D7001uk). It's a PCI card. (And a pain in the axe)
    >
    > (I've installed SMC cards in two other computers in the same building and
    > they simply worked right out of the box...)
    >
    >
    > --
    > Sigurd
    > http://utvikling.com
    >
    >
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?RWtrZWhhcmQ=?=, Jan 8, 2005
    #5
  6. Hi,

    I have now found the key you are relating to. There is no "user" parameter
    in this key, exactly which parameters/names/value pairs did you modify (and
    how?).

    Thanx in advance.

    -Ekkehard

    "Sigurd Stenersen" wrote:

    > T. Robinson wrote:
    > >> "T. Robinson" <> wrote in message
    > >>> Here's what I'm running:
    > >>>
    > >>> -A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
    > >>> -A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless
    > >>> 108Mbps1 Router
    > >>> -Windows XP with SP2
    > >>>
    > >>> Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but
    > >>> not if I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has
    > >>> to do with the rights, because if I give my regular user Admin
    > >>> rights, it works again. What rights (specific to this problem) does
    > >>> an admin user have that other users don't that would create this
    > >>> problem?

    >
    > I guess you have probably figured this out by now, but as it happens I've
    > been struggling with the same problem for quite a few hours now and I figure
    > this is going to be a FAQ.
    >
    > The Belkin manual says nothing about this problem, nor is there anything
    > about it on the Belkin website.
    >
    > The solution was to modify the security attributes of a key in the registry.
    > On my computer it's located at
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0008]
    >
    > If you do repeated searches for "belkin" in the registry you'll probably
    > find a similar key. (Doing a search for "wep" MAY take you straight to it.)
    > It contains a number of name/value pairs, among them are NetworkType, SSID
    > and WEP (the wep key).
    >
    > Anyway, the modification is to add full access for "Users", and let this be
    > inherited by all the name/value pairs in the key.
    >
    >
    > Googlebait: The card I use is a Belkin High-speed Mode Wireless G Desktop
    > Network Card (F5D7001uk). It's a PCI card. (And a pain in the axe)
    >
    > (I've installed SMC cards in two other computers in the same building and
    > they simply worked right out of the box...)
    >
    >
    > --
    > Sigurd
    > http://utvikling.com
    >
    >
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?RWtrZWhhcmQ=?=, Jan 8, 2005
    #6
  7. It took me some time to understand your instructions, but finally I did (I am
    running a swedish XP version, translation is not always easy...).
    Nevertheless, I changed the access to the key and everything works just fine.

    Thank you!

    -Ekkehard




    "Sigurd Stenersen" wrote:

    > T. Robinson wrote:
    > >> "T. Robinson" <> wrote in message
    > >>> Here's what I'm running:
    > >>>
    > >>> -A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
    > >>> -A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless
    > >>> 108Mbps1 Router
    > >>> -Windows XP with SP2
    > >>>
    > >>> Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but
    > >>> not if I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has
    > >>> to do with the rights, because if I give my regular user Admin
    > >>> rights, it works again. What rights (specific to this problem) does
    > >>> an admin user have that other users don't that would create this
    > >>> problem?

    >
    > I guess you have probably figured this out by now, but as it happens I've
    > been struggling with the same problem for quite a few hours now and I figure
    > this is going to be a FAQ.
    >
    > The Belkin manual says nothing about this problem, nor is there anything
    > about it on the Belkin website.
    >
    > The solution was to modify the security attributes of a key in the registry.
    > On my computer it's located at
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0008]
    >
    > If you do repeated searches for "belkin" in the registry you'll probably
    > find a similar key. (Doing a search for "wep" MAY take you straight to it.)
    > It contains a number of name/value pairs, among them are NetworkType, SSID
    > and WEP (the wep key).
    >
    > Anyway, the modification is to add full access for "Users", and let this be
    > inherited by all the name/value pairs in the key.
    >
    >
    > Googlebait: The card I use is a Belkin High-speed Mode Wireless G Desktop
    > Network Card (F5D7001uk). It's a PCI card. (And a pain in the axe)
    >
    > (I've installed SMC cards in two other computers in the same building and
    > they simply worked right out of the box...)
    >
    >
    > --
    > Sigurd
    > http://utvikling.com
    >
    >
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?RWtrZWhhcmQ=?=, Jan 8, 2005
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