Linksys WRT54G v2 and iBM T40 wireless access - need help

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by dar, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. dar

    dar Guest

    I have recently installed a linksys WRT54g v2 wireless router which
    works fine with a hardwired PC to connect to the internet. I have
    therefore updated the firmware to v4.20.7, Aug. 18, 2005.

    i am trying to connect to the internet from my laptop (IBM T40 with
    mini PCI wireless card 802.11b) i can see the router with a strong
    connection in the netowrk connections window of XP. but when i hit the
    connect button all i get a window showing a green ball pinging between
    a pc and laptop. after awhile it returns me to the available networks
    window with no error or comment message.

    i have set the router to mixed to allow 802.11b and 802.11g
    connections. Encryption on the router is set to WEP and on the laptop
    i have tried both automatic key settings as well as the 10 hex digits
    generated by the passkey in the router. in frustration i have also
    tried to remove the encryption to see if that will allow me to connect.
    the laptop is configured to work with an office wireless network hence
    i am unable to re-install any software on the laptop.

    i also enabled the incoming & outgoing logs - the incoming one is blank
    (despite my numerous attempts to access the router from the laptop) the
    outgoing has a number of entries.

    Any help appreciated and TIA
    dar dsa
    dar, Dec 3, 2005
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  2. dar

    dar Guest

    following a different posting that suggests use of WPA with AES. when
    i hit connect on the laptop i get a prompt asking for the WPA key. i
    enter the key and am back to the same situation where the laptop polls
    the router but gets no connection.

    this is really frustrating .....................
    dar, Dec 4, 2005
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  3. dar

    Steve Harris Guest

    just a start, have you disabled the existing Ethernet card? Or does it have
    Steve Harris, Dec 5, 2005
  4. dar

    Steve Harris Guest

  5. dar

    dar Guest

    thanks for your suggestion. A colleague suggested i use a software
    called Odyssey that is loaded on the laptop which is necessary for my
    workplace wireless network. I need to add my home network to this
    software in order to make connection.

    Unfortunately Odyssey is an innocous icon that blends into the grey
    background of the windows taskbar. i would never have noticed it

    cheers and thanks again for yr help
    dar, Dec 5, 2005
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