Wireless USB nic and domain logon errors

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Hi,

I've search all over the internet for help on my problem and have found a
few others with similar issues but no resolve.

My goal is to be able to use a wireless connection to a WinXP desktop system
for Internet and Windows(this is the catch) networking. Sounds simple.
Well the Wireless USB nic (Dell Truemobile 1300) seems to have some issues
which I feel are caused by its USB connection.

When a user logs on to the workstation the wireless connection is broken
(momentarily) during the logon process which causes several errors - "Domain
controller not found using cached credentials", or the logon script file
errors halfway through, or the user's logon just flatout fails. If I watch
the lights on the nic I see a nice connection pre-logon, but at some point
during the logon the lights turn off, then blink in unison, then re-start
normal connection activity. When I check the Event logs there is an entry
on every logon "Network adapter xxx is found....."

Seems to me that during the logon the USB device is being re-initialized
which breaks the connection thus causing the domain log on failures. What
one would like for the USB nic to be initialized once - during bootup - just
like an internal nic. This has been a very irritating problem - tough to
figure out since the wireless works fine once the user is logged on.

Any thoughts on possible fixes ( I've got a PCI wireless adapter on order)?

Thanks, David
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

    I don't think that'll fix you problem either. I had/have the same problem
    with a linksys pci wireless g card. Everything worked once logged on, but
    event logs showed similar error messages. I just tend not to worry about it,
    as security policy and thinngs get passed on anyway eventually.
    Win2k clients on a Win2k domain.


    What would possibly fix it: is getting an access point and connecting your
    pc's to the ap via cables/switch and using the access point's wireless side
    to connect to your routers wireless side. I am awaiting a reply on just
    that scenario in a later post.


    "DT Grayston" <none@u.washington.edu> wrote in message
    news:eUr91LROEHA.3476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I've search all over the internet for help on my problem and have found a
    > few others with similar issues but no resolve.
    >
    > My goal is to be able to use a wireless connection to a WinXP desktop
    system
    > for Internet and Windows(this is the catch) networking. Sounds simple.
    > Well the Wireless USB nic (Dell Truemobile 1300) seems to have some issues
    > which I feel are caused by its USB connection.
    >
    > When a user logs on to the workstation the wireless connection is broken
    > (momentarily) during the logon process which causes several errors -
    "Domain
    > controller not found using cached credentials", or the logon script file
    > errors halfway through, or the user's logon just flatout fails. If I
    watch
    > the lights on the nic I see a nice connection pre-logon, but at some point
    > during the logon the lights turn off, then blink in unison, then re-start
    > normal connection activity. When I check the Event logs there is an entry
    > on every logon "Network adapter xxx is found....."
    >
    > Seems to me that during the logon the USB device is being re-initialized
    > which breaks the connection thus causing the domain log on failures. What
    > one would like for the USB nic to be initialized once - during bootup -
    just
    > like an internal nic. This has been a very irritating problem - tough to
    > figure out since the wireless works fine once the user is logged on.
    >
    > Any thoughts on possible fixes ( I've got a PCI wireless adapter on
    order)?
    >
    > Thanks, David
    >
    >
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