'Limited or no network connectivity' even with correct WEP key

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Jason Arthurs, May 9, 2005.

  1. I have recently reinstalled XP (SP2) on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600
    with an inbuilt 802.11b Wifi card. Everything appears to be working
    fine and I can connect to my network via the wired LAN but I am unable
    to get a WLAN connection.

    The laptop sees the access point fine, I enter the WEP key and from
    there it behaves as if the WEP key was incorrect. I am connected and
    the signal strength is excellent, but I cannot get an IP address via
    DHCP. Repairing the connection merely reports 'unable to renew IP
    address'. Have managed to get an identical response from my desktop by
    deliberately entering the wrong WEP key.

    I have three other wireless clients on the WLAN without any problems,
    MAC address filtering is disabled on the AP yet despite knowing the
    WEP key is correct the laptop behaves like an incorrect WEP key has
    been provided.

    The wireless adaptor installed is a PA3070U-MPC1.

    Anyone able to shed any light on this?

    Jason Arthurs, May 9, 2005
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  2. Jason Arthurs

    John Steele Guest

    How are you entering the WEP key - as a passphrase or as Hex. Is it possible
    that the device is interpreting the WEP key differently to the other

    If you have been entering a passphrase then can you try a Hex WEP key into
    each of the devices. If you want the maximum security possible with WEP then
    a random key is a good idea but a simple one for testing would be fine. A
    random key can be easily generated with my free program
    http://www.soroban.co.uk/wepkeygen.htm which was written for this purpose.

    John Steele
    John Steele, May 9, 2005
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    Dr Zoidberg Guest

    Yep , I had a similar problem.
    Keys in Hex fixed it


    Hermes: "We can't afford that! Especially not Zoidberg!"
    Zoidberg: "They took away my credit cards!"

    Dr Zoidberg, May 9, 2005
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