Wireless Network Does Not work after SP2 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?RWxsZW5hbm4=?=, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. I have been running a Wi-Fi network on a home network OK for over a year. I
    upgraded my labtop to SP2 and the wireless network no longer worked nor could
    I use the internet after the upgrade. I can see that after the upgrade (from
    the Broadband Wireless Utility that the correct adapter is installed but that
    the security setting has been changed by the upgrade and that the security
    setting is now different than that used for all other systems on the network.
    Has anyone had problems with their Microsoft Wireless network after an SP2
    upgrade. I uninstalled SP2 and the network again worked fine. I called
    support and no one in the Broadband Level 1 support seemed to have heard of
    problems like this but it seems from other postings that there are other
    users with the same issue. Ideas?
    =?Utf-8?B?RWxsZW5hbm4=?=, Aug 27, 2004
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    PJB Guest

    I have an ASUS A2h with built in Intel 2100 3B Wireless Lan and it appears
    to be having trouble with drivers. I can use a PCMCIA card from D-Link OK
    but not the internal wireless Lan. I have reinstall the internal driever.
    Even deleted and rebooted and then installed the lastest drivers. But still
    no go. All since SP2.

    "Ellenann" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I have been running a Wi-Fi network on a home network OK for over a year.

    I
    > upgraded my labtop to SP2 and the wireless network no longer worked nor

    could
    > I use the internet after the upgrade. I can see that after the upgrade

    (from
    > the Broadband Wireless Utility that the correct adapter is installed but

    that
    > the security setting has been changed by the upgrade and that the security
    > setting is now different than that used for all other systems on the

    network.
    > Has anyone had problems with their Microsoft Wireless network after an SP2
    > upgrade. I uninstalled SP2 and the network again worked fine. I called
    > support and no one in the Broadband Level 1 support seemed to have heard

    of
    > problems like this but it seems from other postings that there are other
    > users with the same issue. Ideas?
    PJB, Aug 27, 2004
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  3. After installation of SP2 you may have to reconfigure your firewall
    settings, at least that is what I had to do to be able to connect. To
    ensure the problem lies with the firewall I suggest you turn off the WINXP
    frewall via Control Panel/Security and actually remove any other software
    firewall you may have. If you can now connect obviously the problem lies
    with firewall configuration or compatibility. There have been problems
    reported with ZoneAlarm and SP2 but I understand the latest version of
    ZoneAlarm has solved that. I had problems with Sygate but the most recent
    build solved that for me.

    Some may take issue with my suggestion to remove your third party firewall
    but there have been suggestions that simply disabling some third party
    firewalls does not completely 'kill' their functionality (is that a word?
    :)), YMMV.


    "Ellenann" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have been running a Wi-Fi network on a home network OK for over a year. I
    > upgraded my labtop to SP2 and the wireless network no longer worked nor
    > could
    > I use the internet after the upgrade. I can see that after the upgrade
    > (from
    > the Broadband Wireless Utility that the correct adapter is installed but
    > that
    > the security setting has been changed by the upgrade and that the security
    > setting is now different than that used for all other systems on the
    > network.
    > Has anyone had problems with their Microsoft Wireless network after an SP2
    > upgrade. I uninstalled SP2 and the network again worked fine. I called
    > support and no one in the Broadband Level 1 support seemed to have heard
    > of
    > problems like this but it seems from other postings that there are other
    > users with the same issue. Ideas?
    Edward W. Thompson, Aug 27, 2004
    #3
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    Mac Guest

    You might try fiddling with the SSID broadcast configuration. SP1
    caused a problem with that back then. If you had it set to not
    broadcast the SSID, as most people did as an alleged security measure,
    your wireless wouldn't work after installing SP1.



    I haven't installed SP2 yet so can't say for sure, but I have heard
    the same thing happens with it as well. So, if your SSIS is not
    broadcasting then turn broadcasting on and see what happens.



    Gene


    "Ellenann" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I have been running a Wi-Fi network on a home network OK for over a

    year. I
    > upgraded my labtop to SP2 and the wireless network no longer worked

    nor could
    > I use the internet after the upgrade. I can see that after the

    upgrade (from
    > the Broadband Wireless Utility that the correct adapter is installed

    but that
    > the security setting has been changed by the upgrade and that the

    security
    > setting is now different than that used for all other systems on the

    network.
    > Has anyone had problems with their Microsoft Wireless network after

    an SP2
    > upgrade. I uninstalled SP2 and the network again worked fine. I

    called
    > support and no one in the Broadband Level 1 support seemed to have

    heard of
    > problems like this but it seems from other postings that there are

    other
    > users with the same issue. Ideas?
    Mac, Aug 27, 2004
    #4
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    Tony Guest

    On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 06:59:31 +0100, "Edward W. Thompson"
    <> wrote:

    >
    >Some may take issue with my suggestion to remove your third party firewall
    >but there have been suggestions that simply disabling some third party
    >firewalls does not completely 'kill' their functionality (is that a word?
    >:)), YMMV.



    This is what SP2 is about .... all it is is a spyware to monitor
    third-party products.

    On the expense of buggering up your connections / sound etc.

    SP2 is designed to give you give up and BUY the new windows products
    on the pipeline

    Just like how they buggered up win98 with updates so eventually you
    had to buy XP ..

    YES i have the same problem ... with broadband network problem ..
    You are correct with firewalls ( third party products ) but also may
    not work if the router is connected to main machine via network
    cable.. i.e does not recognize your network card .. whatever may be
    (Sis , etc ) ....

    In short microsoft is trying to hold manufacturers to ransom ...we
    ordinary paying customers of microsoft are the stupid ones to believe
    that these updates are to our benefit .....

    By way of popular method of "terrorising " the public , they progress
    to rule unlawfully .. SP2 is supposed to "PROTECT " your computer
    from viruses .. wow .. biggest hackers are working for microsoft ..
    ROFL








    >
    >
    >"Ellenann" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >>I have been running a Wi-Fi network on a home network OK for over a year. I
    >> upgraded my labtop to SP2 and the wireless network no longer worked nor
    >> could
    >> I use the internet after the upgrade. I can see that after the upgrade
    >> (from
    >> the Broadband Wireless Utility that the correct adapter is installed but
    >> that
    >> the security setting has been changed by the upgrade and that the security
    >> setting is now different than that used for all other systems on the
    >> network.
    >> Has anyone had problems with their Microsoft Wireless network after an SP2
    >> upgrade. I uninstalled SP2 and the network again worked fine. I called
    >> support and no one in the Broadband Level 1 support seemed to have heard
    >> of
    >> problems like this but it seems from other postings that there are other
    >> users with the same issue. Ideas?

    >
    Tony, Aug 27, 2004
    #5
  6. Uninstall the Broadband Network Utility completely, you don't need it
    on XP. Use XP's built in Wireless Zero Configuration to configure the
    adapter. If you have a MS base station, you can configure it from a
    ewb browser agt http://192.168.2.1


    On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 18:47:02 -0700, "Ellenann"
    <> wrote:

    >I have been running a Wi-Fi network on a home network OK for over a year. I
    >upgraded my labtop to SP2 and the wireless network no longer worked nor could
    >I use the internet after the upgrade. I can see that after the upgrade (from
    >the Broadband Wireless Utility that the correct adapter is installed but that
    >the security setting has been changed by the upgrade and that the security
    >setting is now different than that used for all other systems on the network.
    >Has anyone had problems with their Microsoft Wireless network after an SP2
    >upgrade. I uninstalled SP2 and the network again worked fine. I called
    >support and no one in the Broadband Level 1 support seemed to have heard of
    >problems like this but it seems from other postings that there are other
    >users with the same issue. Ideas?


    --
    Barb Bowman
    Expert Zone Columnist
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    MS-MVP (Windows)
    Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows], Aug 27, 2004
    #6
  7. Where can I find the Security area in Control Panel. I looked everywhere

    "Edward W. Thompson" wrote:

    > After installation of SP2 you may have to reconfigure your firewall
    > settings, at least that is what I had to do to be able to connect. To
    > ensure the problem lies with the firewall I suggest you turn off the WINXP
    > frewall via Control Panel/Security and actually remove any other software
    > firewall you may have. If you can now connect obviously the problem lies
    > with firewall configuration or compatibility. There have been problems
    > reported with ZoneAlarm and SP2 but I understand the latest version of
    > ZoneAlarm has solved that. I had problems with Sygate but the most recent
    > build solved that for me.
    >
    > Some may take issue with my suggestion to remove your third party firewall
    > but there have been suggestions that simply disabling some third party
    > firewalls does not completely 'kill' their functionality (is that a word?
    > :)), YMMV.
    >
    >
    > "Ellenann" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >I have been running a Wi-Fi network on a home network OK for over a year. I
    > > upgraded my labtop to SP2 and the wireless network no longer worked nor
    > > could
    > > I use the internet after the upgrade. I can see that after the upgrade
    > > (from
    > > the Broadband Wireless Utility that the correct adapter is installed but
    > > that
    > > the security setting has been changed by the upgrade and that the security
    > > setting is now different than that used for all other systems on the
    > > network.
    > > Has anyone had problems with their Microsoft Wireless network after an SP2
    > > upgrade. I uninstalled SP2 and the network again worked fine. I called
    > > support and no one in the Broadband Level 1 support seemed to have heard
    > > of
    > > problems like this but it seems from other postings that there are other
    > > users with the same issue. Ideas?

    >
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?Z21ja25pZ2h0?=, Aug 28, 2004
    #7
  8. Please can you explain step by step how to do this?
    Thanks

    "Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows]" wrote:

    > Uninstall the Broadband Network Utility completely, you don't need it
    > on XP. Use XP's built in Wireless Zero Configuration to configure the
    > adapter. If you have a MS base station, you can configure it from a
    > ewb browser agt http://192.168.2.1
    >
    >
    > On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 18:47:02 -0700, "Ellenann"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >I have been running a Wi-Fi network on a home network OK for over a year. I
    > >upgraded my labtop to SP2 and the wireless network no longer worked nor could
    > >I use the internet after the upgrade. I can see that after the upgrade (from
    > >the Broadband Wireless Utility that the correct adapter is installed but that
    > >the security setting has been changed by the upgrade and that the security
    > >setting is now different than that used for all other systems on the network.
    > >Has anyone had problems with their Microsoft Wireless network after an SP2
    > >upgrade. I uninstalled SP2 and the network again worked fine. I called
    > >support and no one in the Broadband Level 1 support seemed to have heard of
    > >problems like this but it seems from other postings that there are other
    > >users with the same issue. Ideas?

    >
    > --
    > Barb Bowman
    > Expert Zone Columnist
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    > MS-MVP (Windows)
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?TWFyaW8gTQ==?=, Aug 28, 2004
    #8
  9. Control Panel, Add Remove Programs
    then uninstall the Microsoft Broadband Network Utility

    On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 21:53:05 -0700, "Mario M" <Mario
    > wrote:

    >Please can you explain step by step how to do this?
    >Thanks
    >
    >"Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows]" wrote:
    >
    >> Uninstall the Broadband Network Utility completely, you don't need it
    >> on XP. Use XP's built in Wireless Zero Configuration to configure the
    >> adapter. If you have a MS base station, you can configure it from a
    >> ewb browser agt http://192.168.2.1
    >>
    >>
    >> On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 18:47:02 -0700, "Ellenann"
    >> <> wrote:
    >>
    >> >I have been running a Wi-Fi network on a home network OK for over a year. I
    >> >upgraded my labtop to SP2 and the wireless network no longer worked nor could
    >> >I use the internet after the upgrade. I can see that after the upgrade (from
    >> >the Broadband Wireless Utility that the correct adapter is installed but that
    >> >the security setting has been changed by the upgrade and that the security
    >> >setting is now different than that used for all other systems on the network.
    >> >Has anyone had problems with their Microsoft Wireless network after an SP2
    >> >upgrade. I uninstalled SP2 and the network again worked fine. I called
    >> >support and no one in the Broadband Level 1 support seemed to have heard of
    >> >problems like this but it seems from other postings that there are other
    >> >users with the same issue. Ideas?

    >>
    >> --
    >> Barb Bowman
    >> Expert Zone Columnist
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >> MS-MVP (Windows)
    >>


    --
    Barb Bowman
    Expert Zone Columnist
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    MS-MVP (Windows)
    Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows], Aug 28, 2004
    #9
  10. Thanks. I had the same problem (upgrade to XP Pro on HP laptop and Broadcom
    internal wireless card won't work even though PCIA wirless card works) and
    removing the Broadband Network Utility made it work like a charm immediately.

    "Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows]" wrote:

    > Control Panel, Add Remove Programs
    > then uninstall the Microsoft Broadband Network Utility
    >
    > On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 21:53:05 -0700, "Mario M" <Mario
    > > wrote:
    >
    > >Please can you explain step by step how to do this?
    > >Thanks
    > >
    > >"Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows]" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Uninstall the Broadband Network Utility completely, you don't need it
    > >> on XP. Use XP's built in Wireless Zero Configuration to configure the
    > >> adapter. If you have a MS base station, you can configure it from a
    > >> ewb browser agt http://192.168.2.1
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 18:47:02 -0700, "Ellenann"
    > >> <> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >I have been running a Wi-Fi network on a home network OK for over a year. I
    > >> >upgraded my labtop to SP2 and the wireless network no longer worked nor could
    > >> >I use the internet after the upgrade. I can see that after the upgrade (from
    > >> >the Broadband Wireless Utility that the correct adapter is installed but that
    > >> >the security setting has been changed by the upgrade and that the security
    > >> >setting is now different than that used for all other systems on the network.
    > >> >Has anyone had problems with their Microsoft Wireless network after an SP2
    > >> >upgrade. I uninstalled SP2 and the network again worked fine. I called
    > >> >support and no one in the Broadband Level 1 support seemed to have heard of
    > >> >problems like this but it seems from other postings that there are other
    > >> >users with the same issue. Ideas?
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Barb Bowman
    > >> Expert Zone Columnist
    > >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    > >> MS-MVP (Windows)
    > >>

    >
    > --
    > Barb Bowman
    > Expert Zone Columnist
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    > MS-MVP (Windows)
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?SiBBbXNlbGxl?=, Aug 29, 2004
    #10
  11. you do not need to uninstall the adapter and you should leave it
    plugged in.
    you can leave the firewall on
    make sure the wireless zero configuration service is running - start,
    run, services.msc [enter] -- then scroll the list until you find it
    and make sure it is started and set to automatic

    then, start, run ncpa.cpl [enter]
    right click the wireless connection, the properties
    select the wireless tab
    make sure there is a check mark in "Use Windows to configure..."

    click view wireless networks, select yours and click Connect, enter
    the wep key or wpa key there and you should be all set

    On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 06:19:05 -0700, "Ellenann"
    <> wrote:

    >Dear Barb:
    >
    >For now I uninstalled SP2 but would like to follow your advice. Can you
    >confirm the following steps and order:
    >
    >Uninstall Broadband Network Utility software
    >Unplug adapter from laptop ??? should I do this so I can reinstall adapter
    >later or leave plugged in?
    >Install SP2 upgrade
    >Should I leave Firewall ON??
    >Use Wireless Zero Configuration to configure adapter (where is this located
    >and what are the steps? Will there be a selection listing the ML510 adapter
    >I have a MS basestation and use it with my wireless network (it has a built
    >in firewall as well). Should this firewall be left on as well as the SP2
    >Firewall?
    >I am not sure how I will be able to configure the basestation using the ewb
    >browser unless I am connected to the internet (and that of course is the
    >problem, when I install SP2 I am not connected to the internet (wireless
    >mode). Do I need to reconnect to the hardwire cable (not wireless) and reset
    >up the the basestation all over again using XP?
    >Do I use Control Panel - Network and Internet connections or the new SP SP2
    >wireless control menus I noticed in the new install?
    >Please note also that the last time I installed SP2 it changed my security
    >key for the network and then the laptop could not connect to the internet (as
    >it did not match the other networked secuturity keys). Is this a change that
    >can only be made using the ewb browser and if so how will I be able to change
    >the base station security key if I cannot get onto the internet?
    >Ellenann
    >
    >
    >"Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows]" wrote:
    >
    >> Uninstall the Broadband Network Utility completely, you don't need it
    >> on XP. Use XP's built in Wireless Zero Configuration to configure the
    >> adapter. If you have a MS base station, you can configure it from a
    >> ewb browser agt http://192.168.2.1
    >>
    >>
    >> On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 18:47:02 -0700, "Ellenann"
    >> <> wrote:
    >>
    >> >I have been running a Wi-Fi network on a home network OK for over a year. I
    >> >upgraded my labtop to SP2 and the wireless network no longer worked nor could
    >> >I use the internet after the upgrade. I can see that after the upgrade (from
    >> >the Broadband Wireless Utility that the correct adapter is installed but that
    >> >the security setting has been changed by the upgrade and that the security
    >> >setting is now different than that used for all other systems on the network.
    >> >Has anyone had problems with their Microsoft Wireless network after an SP2
    >> >upgrade. I uninstalled SP2 and the network again worked fine. I called
    >> >support and no one in the Broadband Level 1 support seemed to have heard of
    >> >problems like this but it seems from other postings that there are other
    >> >users with the same issue. Ideas?

    >>
    >> --
    >> Barb Bowman
    >> Expert Zone Columnist
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >> MS-MVP (Windows)
    >>


    --
    Barb Bowman
    Expert Zone Columnist
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    MS-MVP (Windows)
    Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows], Aug 30, 2004
    #11
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    tdonohue Guest

    Hello

    I have a new problem with service pack 2 and wireless connectivity.

    The system was working fine using a NetGear M111 USB wireless stick
    When I installed service pack 2 it has ceased to work (can not find an
    webpages or access Norton Instant update, also can not find webpages i
    I type in their IP number).

    Unfortunately the "populas" or past fix of unstalling the Microsof
    broadbacn Utility does not work in my case sicne there is no suc
    program to install in my list.... Also I tried to remove the Wireles
    zero configuration but that didnt help either.... Any other ideas?

    Thanks
    Tim
    Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows] wrote:
    > *Control Panel, Add Remove Programs
    > then uninstall the Microsoft Broadband Network Utility
    >
    > On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 21:53:05 -0700, "Mario M" <Mario
    > > wrote:
    > [vbcol=seagreen]
    > >Please can you explain step by step how to do this?
    > >Thanks
    > >
    > >"Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows]" wrote:
    > >

    >
    > --
    > Barb Bowman
    > Expert Zone Columnist
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    > MS-MVP (Windows)



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  13. what are you connecting to (router? access point? or adhoc with
    another computer?)

    are you running two software firewalls? the Windows Firewall in SP2
    and Norton? Disable the Windows Firewall.

    Have you checked for new drivers for the Netgear adapter?

    On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 21:19:56 -0500, tdonohue
    <> wrote:

    >
    >Hello
    >
    >I have a new problem with service pack 2 and wireless connectivity.
    >
    >The system was working fine using a NetGear M111 USB wireless stick.
    >When I installed service pack 2 it has ceased to work (can not find any
    >webpages or access Norton Instant update, also can not find webpages if
    >I type in their IP number).
    >
    >Unfortunately the "populas" or past fix of unstalling the Microsoft
    >broadbacn Utility does not work in my case sicne there is no such
    >program to install in my list.... Also I tried to remove the Wireless
    >zero configuration but that didnt help either.... Any other ideas?
    >
    >Thanks
    >Tim
    >Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows] wrote:
    >> *Control Panel, Add Remove Programs
    >> then uninstall the Microsoft Broadband Network Utility
    >>
    >> On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 21:53:05 -0700, "Mario M" <Mario
    >> > wrote:
    >> [vbcol=seagreen]
    >> >Please can you explain step by step how to do this?
    >> >Thanks
    >> >
    >> >"Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows]" wrote:
    >> >

    >>
    >> --
    >> Barb Bowman
    >> Expert Zone Columnist
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >> MS-MVP (Windows) *


    --
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    Expert Zone Columnist
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    MS-MVP (Windows)
    Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows], Sep 14, 2004
    #13
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    jaywv7777 Guest

    Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows] wrote:
    > *Control Panel, Add Remove Programs
    > then uninstall the Microsoft Broadband Network Utility
    >
    > On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 21:53:05 -0700, "Mario M" <Mario
    > > wrote:
    > [vbcol=seagreen]
    > >Please can you explain step by step how to do this?
    > >Thanks
    > >
    > >"Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows]" wrote:
    > >

    >
    > --
    > Barb Bowman
    > Expert Zone Columnist
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    > MS-MVP (Windows)



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