Linksys wrt54g and Windows 2003

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Me, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. Me

    Me Guest

    I have a home network with Windows 2003 RC1 and a linksys wrt54g router. I
    have a linksys pci card in my system.

    The linksys software will not install on my server since it only supports
    "home" operating systems. Therefore, I am forced to use the RC1 wireless
    features for my solution.

    I have tried both WEP and WPA shared. In both instances, I find my computer
    can not acquire and address if the SSID broadcast is disabled. If I have it
    enabled, then disable, the computer is able to re-establish a connection. If
    I reboot the system, it can not establish a network connection unless I
    enable it for a minute. While dealing with intermitten outages, I'm forced
    to use an ethernet connection for backup.

    When I use the linksys drivers on my Windows 98 system, I notice it works
    fine with the broadcast disabled.

    Any suggestions ?
    Me, Mar 7, 2005
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    Quaoar Guest

    Me wrote:
    > I have a home network with Windows 2003 RC1 and a linksys wrt54g
    > router. I have a linksys pci card in my system.
    >
    > The linksys software will not install on my server since it only
    > supports "home" operating systems. Therefore, I am forced to use the
    > RC1 wireless features for my solution.
    >
    > I have tried both WEP and WPA shared. In both instances, I find my
    > computer can not acquire and address if the SSID broadcast is
    > disabled. If I have it enabled, then disable, the computer is able to
    > re-establish a connection. If I reboot the system, it can not
    > establish a network connection unless I enable it for a minute. While
    > dealing with intermitten outages, I'm forced to use an ethernet
    > connection for backup.
    > When I use the linksys drivers on my Windows 98 system, I notice it
    > works fine with the broadcast disabled.
    >
    > Any suggestions ?


    Enable SSID broadcast; it's that simple. Disabling SSID broadcast is
    counterproductive to using WZC which needs SSID broadcast. Enabling
    SSID broadcast has no significant security implications if you invoke
    the basic security of WEP/WPA, IP filtering.

    Q
    Quaoar, Mar 7, 2005
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