Can't connect to wireless unsecured network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by rtalm, May 28, 2009.

  1. rtalm

    rtalm

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    Alright here's my situation: I am staying at a motel 6 on business for about a week, and my netbook can no longer connect to their wireless network The network "motel6" will show up in the Wireless Network Connection screen, and when I try to connect, it says "Please wait while Windows connects to the 'Motel6' network", and on the next line it says "Waiting for the network..." for about 60 seconds before it closes, leaving me with no connection. The laptop I'm on now connects fine.

    Here's the results of ipconfig /all:

    Host Name................................Mars
    Primary DNS Suffix......................<blank>
    Node Type................................Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled......................No
    WINS Proxy Enabled....................No

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State..............................Media disconnected
    Description...........................Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter
    Physical Address........................00-24-2B-B6-59-E1

    I'm not sure if it's coincidental (I don't think it is), but I was able to connect to thee internet before with the netbook, but I foolishly tried to share the network connection with my desktop without a wireless card running Ubuntu Linux by hooking the two up with a cable. (Later on I found out that it is impossible to share a connection like that without the host computer being hooked up through a cable and having a wireless card.) After this, I'm unable to connect, though I didn't think that would change anything. Anyway, that's my situation, any help I could get would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
    rtalm, May 28, 2009
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