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Anonymous
July 20, 2004 10:14:54 PM

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Hi
I would like to set up a wireless network at home mainly for file and
printer sharing ( I dont really need to share internet conection) I have pci
wireless network card in desktop, built in wireless card in laptop and
compact flash card for other laptop and pda. Problem! If I use wire
conection to AP from desktop I get "network cable unplugged" same if I
connect AP to laptop Lan card.
Both computers can pick up the AP wirelessly but software that came with AP
on desktop cant read info from AP.

US robotics AP (USR2249)

If somone can please point me in the rightdirection I will be eternally
gratefull.

Neville

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July 20, 2004 10:14:55 PM

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I see two possible problems:
- you are trying to use a twisted LAN cable
- You are using the correct cable but are using the WAN
connection on the AP to connect your PC (should be a LAN
port)
Does this help at all?
>-----Original Message-----
>Hi
>I would like to set up a wireless network at home mainly
for file and
>printer sharing ( I dont really need to share internet
conection) I have pci
>wireless network card in desktop, built in wireless card
in laptop and
>compact flash card for other laptop and pda. Problem! If
I use wire
>conection to AP from desktop I get "network cable
unplugged" same if I
>connect AP to laptop Lan card.
>Both computers can pick up the AP wirelessly but
software that came with AP
>on desktop cant read info from AP.
>
>US robotics AP (USR2249)
>
>If somone can please point me in the rightdirection I
will be eternally
>gratefull.
>
>Neville
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
July 21, 2004 12:02:19 AM

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Hi

On Laptop I have built in Lan and Wan the only cable I have is a straight
through cable that came with AP

I have tried putting Lan card in desktop but as soon as i connect cable I
get "network cable unplugged" so I plugged AP into laptop lan same thing.

If I dont plug in the cable, Desktop, Laptop and PDA are all picking up a
network named USR2249 which is the model of my AP. Whilein this state I can
ping Laptop from pda and pda from laptop but cant ping desktop from either.

Also the setup software that came with AP says that when you run the program
if you have setup everything correctly you will be able to see your AP
number to make sure you are conecting to the correct one plus you will see
name,IP no plus all settings but imnot see anything at all even though the
AP is listed as an available network.

Thanks
Neville

"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0c6401c46e89$870fa1a0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> I see two possible problems:
> - you are trying to use a twisted LAN cable
> - You are using the correct cable but are using the WAN
> connection on the AP to connect your PC (should be a LAN
> port)
> Does this help at all?
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Hi
> >I would like to set up a wireless network at home mainly
> for file and
> >printer sharing ( I dont really need to share internet
> conection) I have pci
> >wireless network card in desktop, built in wireless card
> in laptop and
> >compact flash card for other laptop and pda. Problem! If
> I use wire
> >conection to AP from desktop I get "network cable
> unplugged" same if I
> >connect AP to laptop Lan card.
> >Both computers can pick up the AP wirelessly but
> software that came with AP
> >on desktop cant read info from AP.
> >
> >US robotics AP (USR2249)
> >
> >If somone can please point me in the rightdirection I
> will be eternally
> >gratefull.
> >
> >Neville
> >
> >
> >.
> >
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July 21, 2004 12:02:20 AM

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Still sounds like you're trying to use the worng port on
your Access point (the one that should connect to the
Internet modem)....that's why it says "cable unplugged"
How many LAN ports does your AP have, try another one if
available.
Now, when you have all machines on wireless, disable the
firewall on the desktop. After this the ping should work
fine. I suppose this machine is XP, right ?
>-----Original Message-----
>Hi
>
>On Laptop I have built in Lan and Wan the only cable I
have is a straight
>through cable that came with AP
>
>I have tried putting Lan card in desktop but as soon as
i connect cable I
>get "network cable unplugged" so I plugged AP into
laptop lan same thing.
>
>If I dont plug in the cable, Desktop, Laptop and PDA are
all picking up a
>network named USR2249 which is the model of my AP.
Whilein this state I can
>ping Laptop from pda and pda from laptop but cant ping
desktop from either.
>
>Also the setup software that came with AP says that when
you run the program
>if you have setup everything correctly you will be able
to see your AP
>number to make sure you are conecting to the correct one
plus you will see
>name,IP no plus all settings but imnot see anything at
all even though the
>AP is listed as an available network.
>
>Thanks
>Neville
>
>"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:0c6401c46e89$870fa1a0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> I see two possible problems:
>> - you are trying to use a twisted LAN cable
>> - You are using the correct cable but are using the WAN
>> connection on the AP to connect your PC (should be a
LAN
>> port)
>> Does this help at all?
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >Hi
>> >I would like to set up a wireless network at home
mainly
>> for file and
>> >printer sharing ( I dont really need to share internet
>> conection) I have pci
>> >wireless network card in desktop, built in wireless
card
>> in laptop and
>> >compact flash card for other laptop and pda. Problem!
If
>> I use wire
>> >conection to AP from desktop I get "network cable
>> unplugged" same if I
>> >connect AP to laptop Lan card.
>> >Both computers can pick up the AP wirelessly but
>> software that came with AP
>> >on desktop cant read info from AP.
>> >
>> >US robotics AP (USR2249)
>> >
>> >If somone can please point me in the rightdirection I
>> will be eternally
>> >gratefull.
>> >
>> >Neville
>> >
>> >
>> >.
>> >
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
July 21, 2004 12:22:37 AM

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Hi JR

The AP only has 1 port to connect Lan cable. the instruction say to connect
cable from AP to either a Router, Modem or an existing wired Lan and as I
have dialup connection (no broadband available where I live) and not really
needing ICS then ive tried to connect to existing Lan but keep getting
"network cable unplugged".

The only reason I bought the AP was to get better connection as I had a
ad-hoc connection working but AP I get stronger signal.

Thanks
Neville


"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0c6f01c46e8d$7afb7340$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Still sounds like you're trying to use the worng port on
> your Access point (the one that should connect to the
> Internet modem)....that's why it says "cable unplugged"
> How many LAN ports does your AP have, try another one if
> available.
> Now, when you have all machines on wireless, disable the
> firewall on the desktop. After this the ping should work
> fine. I suppose this machine is XP, right ?
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Hi
> >
> >On Laptop I have built in Lan and Wan the only cable I
> have is a straight
> >through cable that came with AP
> >
> >I have tried putting Lan card in desktop but as soon as
> i connect cable I
> >get "network cable unplugged" so I plugged AP into
> laptop lan same thing.
> >
> >If I dont plug in the cable, Desktop, Laptop and PDA are
> all picking up a
> >network named USR2249 which is the model of my AP.
> Whilein this state I can
> >ping Laptop from pda and pda from laptop but cant ping
> desktop from either.
> >
> >Also the setup software that came with AP says that when
> you run the program
> >if you have setup everything correctly you will be able
> to see your AP
> >number to make sure you are conecting to the correct one
> plus you will see
> >name,IP no plus all settings but imnot see anything at
> all even though the
> >AP is listed as an available network.
> >
> >Thanks
> >Neville
> >
> >"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> >news:0c6401c46e89$870fa1a0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> >> I see two possible problems:
> >> - you are trying to use a twisted LAN cable
> >> - You are using the correct cable but are using the WAN
> >> connection on the AP to connect your PC (should be a
> LAN
> >> port)
> >> Does this help at all?
> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >Hi
> >> >I would like to set up a wireless network at home
> mainly
> >> for file and
> >> >printer sharing ( I dont really need to share internet
> >> conection) I have pci
> >> >wireless network card in desktop, built in wireless
> card
> >> in laptop and
> >> >compact flash card for other laptop and pda. Problem!
> If
> >> I use wire
> >> >conection to AP from desktop I get "network cable
> >> unplugged" same if I
> >> >connect AP to laptop Lan card.
> >> >Both computers can pick up the AP wirelessly but
> >> software that came with AP
> >> >on desktop cant read info from AP.
> >> >
> >> >US robotics AP (USR2249)
> >> >
> >> >If somone can please point me in the rightdirection I
> >> will be eternally
> >> >gratefull.
> >> >
> >> >Neville
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >.
> >> >
> >
> >
> >.
> >
July 21, 2004 12:22:38 AM

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Hi Neville,
Well that clears the issue then.
The port on the AP is wired the same as a PC LAN port and
the cable you have is a straight cable. This will enable
you to connect the AP to an existing LAN, but not to
another PC, as you would need a crossed LAN cable to do
this.
Try to find one (borrow one?) from a friend or else buy
one, approx cost is 15-20$...
You should however be able to configure your AP over the
wireless connection without any problems.... So, I don't
see the need in buying this crossed cable...
>-----Original Message-----
>Hi JR
>
>The AP only has 1 port to connect Lan cable. the
instruction say to connect
>cable from AP to either a Router, Modem or an existing
wired Lan and as I
>have dialup connection (no broadband available where I
live) and not really
>needing ICS then ive tried to connect to existing Lan
but keep getting
>"network cable unplugged".
>
>The only reason I bought the AP was to get better
connection as I had a
>ad-hoc connection working but AP I get stronger signal.
>
>Thanks
>Neville
>
>
>"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:0c6f01c46e8d$7afb7340$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>> Still sounds like you're trying to use the worng port
on
>> your Access point (the one that should connect to the
>> Internet modem)....that's why it says "cable unplugged"
>> How many LAN ports does your AP have, try another one
if
>> available.
>> Now, when you have all machines on wireless, disable
the
>> firewall on the desktop. After this the ping should
work
>> fine. I suppose this machine is XP, right ?
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >Hi
>> >
>> >On Laptop I have built in Lan and Wan the only cable I
>> have is a straight
>> >through cable that came with AP
>> >
>> >I have tried putting Lan card in desktop but as soon
as
>> i connect cable I
>> >get "network cable unplugged" so I plugged AP into
>> laptop lan same thing.
>> >
>> >If I dont plug in the cable, Desktop, Laptop and PDA
are
>> all picking up a
>> >network named USR2249 which is the model of my AP.
>> Whilein this state I can
>> >ping Laptop from pda and pda from laptop but cant ping
>> desktop from either.
>> >
>> >Also the setup software that came with AP says that
when
>> you run the program
>> >if you have setup everything correctly you will be
able
>> to see your AP
>> >number to make sure you are conecting to the correct
one
>> plus you will see
>> >name,IP no plus all settings but imnot see anything at
>> all even though the
>> >AP is listed as an available network.
>> >
>> >Thanks
>> >Neville
>> >
>> >"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> >news:0c6401c46e89$870fa1a0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> I see two possible problems:
>> >> - you are trying to use a twisted LAN cable
>> >> - You are using the correct cable but are using the
WAN
>> >> connection on the AP to connect your PC (should be a
>> LAN
>> >> port)
>> >> Does this help at all?
>> >> >-----Original Message-----
>> >> >Hi
>> >> >I would like to set up a wireless network at home
>> mainly
>> >> for file and
>> >> >printer sharing ( I dont really need to share
internet
>> >> conection) I have pci
>> >> >wireless network card in desktop, built in wireless
>> card
>> >> in laptop and
>> >> >compact flash card for other laptop and pda.
Problem!
>> If
>> >> I use wire
>> >> >conection to AP from desktop I get "network cable
>> >> unplugged" same if I
>> >> >connect AP to laptop Lan card.
>> >> >Both computers can pick up the AP wirelessly but
>> >> software that came with AP
>> >> >on desktop cant read info from AP.
>> >> >
>> >> >US robotics AP (USR2249)
>> >> >
>> >> >If somone can please point me in the
rightdirection I
>> >> will be eternally
>> >> >gratefull.
>> >> >
>> >> >Neville
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >.
>> >> >
>> >
>> >
>> >.
>> >
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
July 21, 2004 1:30:44 AM

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Hi JR

I have now installed software on Laptop and can configure AP wirelessly how
should I set ip settings?

"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0ce401c46e91$747cb660$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi Neville,
> Well that clears the issue then.
> The port on the AP is wired the same as a PC LAN port and
> the cable you have is a straight cable. This will enable
> you to connect the AP to an existing LAN, but not to
> another PC, as you would need a crossed LAN cable to do
> this.
> Try to find one (borrow one?) from a friend or else buy
> one, approx cost is 15-20$...
> You should however be able to configure your AP over the
> wireless connection without any problems.... So, I don't
> see the need in buying this crossed cable...
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Hi JR
> >
> >The AP only has 1 port to connect Lan cable. the
> instruction say to connect
> >cable from AP to either a Router, Modem or an existing
> wired Lan and as I
> >have dialup connection (no broadband available where I
> live) and not really
> >needing ICS then ive tried to connect to existing Lan
> but keep getting
> >"network cable unplugged".
> >
> >The only reason I bought the AP was to get better
> connection as I had a
> >ad-hoc connection working but AP I get stronger signal.
> >
> >Thanks
> >Neville
> >
> >
> >"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> >news:0c6f01c46e8d$7afb7340$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> >> Still sounds like you're trying to use the worng port
> on
> >> your Access point (the one that should connect to the
> >> Internet modem)....that's why it says "cable unplugged"
> >> How many LAN ports does your AP have, try another one
> if
> >> available.
> >> Now, when you have all machines on wireless, disable
> the
> >> firewall on the desktop. After this the ping should
> work
> >> fine. I suppose this machine is XP, right ?
> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >Hi
> >> >
> >> >On Laptop I have built in Lan and Wan the only cable I
> >> have is a straight
> >> >through cable that came with AP
> >> >
> >> >I have tried putting Lan card in desktop but as soon
> as
> >> i connect cable I
> >> >get "network cable unplugged" so I plugged AP into
> >> laptop lan same thing.
> >> >
> >> >If I dont plug in the cable, Desktop, Laptop and PDA
> are
> >> all picking up a
> >> >network named USR2249 which is the model of my AP.
> >> Whilein this state I can
> >> >ping Laptop from pda and pda from laptop but cant ping
> >> desktop from either.
> >> >
> >> >Also the setup software that came with AP says that
> when
> >> you run the program
> >> >if you have setup everything correctly you will be
> able
> >> to see your AP
> >> >number to make sure you are conecting to the correct
> one
> >> plus you will see
> >> >name,IP no plus all settings but imnot see anything at
> >> all even though the
> >> >AP is listed as an available network.
> >> >
> >> >Thanks
> >> >Neville
> >> >
> >> >"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> message
> >> >news:0c6401c46e89$870fa1a0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> >> >> I see two possible problems:
> >> >> - you are trying to use a twisted LAN cable
> >> >> - You are using the correct cable but are using the
> WAN
> >> >> connection on the AP to connect your PC (should be a
> >> LAN
> >> >> port)
> >> >> Does this help at all?
> >> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >> >Hi
> >> >> >I would like to set up a wireless network at home
> >> mainly
> >> >> for file and
> >> >> >printer sharing ( I dont really need to share
> internet
> >> >> conection) I have pci
> >> >> >wireless network card in desktop, built in wireless
> >> card
> >> >> in laptop and
> >> >> >compact flash card for other laptop and pda.
> Problem!
> >> If
> >> >> I use wire
> >> >> >conection to AP from desktop I get "network cable
> >> >> unplugged" same if I
> >> >> >connect AP to laptop Lan card.
> >> >> >Both computers can pick up the AP wirelessly but
> >> >> software that came with AP
> >> >> >on desktop cant read info from AP.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >US robotics AP (USR2249)
> >> >> >
> >> >> >If somone can please point me in the
> rightdirection I
> >> >> will be eternally
> >> >> >gratefull.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >Neville
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >.
> >> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >.
> >> >
> >
> >
> >.
> >
July 21, 2004 1:30:45 AM

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Hi Neville,

Here how I picture your network setup...
Your wireless AP is used to connect several computers
together, no internet connection present through this AP.

If this is correct then you should have DHCP enabled on
your AP.
For good wireless security, enable WEP on the wireless
connection (you can add WEP later when all works to
satisfaction).
Another good security measure is enabling MAC address
filtering. write down all MAC addresses from the wireless
adapters that you want to be able to connect to the AP.
The type them in the MAC filtering list in your AP. This
will resfuse connection to any other MAC address that's
not in this list. Although these security measures are
not full proof, they will keep out the occasional Wifi
surfer.
Also a good suggestion: do not use channel 6, as it it
the default channel for most AP's and mosty users do not
chance their settings. You could have interference from
your neighbors, if any...
Hope it all helps a little.

>-----Original Message-----
>Hi JR
>
>I have now installed software on Laptop and can
configure AP wirelessly how
>should I set ip settings?
>
>"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:0ce401c46e91$747cb660$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> Hi Neville,
>> Well that clears the issue then.
>> The port on the AP is wired the same as a PC LAN port
and
>> the cable you have is a straight cable. This will
enable
>> you to connect the AP to an existing LAN, but not to
>> another PC, as you would need a crossed LAN cable to do
>> this.
>> Try to find one (borrow one?) from a friend or else buy
>> one, approx cost is 15-20$...
>> You should however be able to configure your AP over
the
>> wireless connection without any problems.... So, I
don't
>> see the need in buying this crossed cable...
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >Hi JR
>> >
>> >The AP only has 1 port to connect Lan cable. the
>> instruction say to connect
>> >cable from AP to either a Router, Modem or an existing
>> wired Lan and as I
>> >have dialup connection (no broadband available where I
>> live) and not really
>> >needing ICS then ive tried to connect to existing Lan
>> but keep getting
>> >"network cable unplugged".
>> >
>> >The only reason I bought the AP was to get better
>> connection as I had a
>> >ad-hoc connection working but AP I get stronger
signal.
>> >
>> >Thanks
>> >Neville
>> >
>> >
>> >"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> >news:0c6f01c46e8d$7afb7340$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> Still sounds like you're trying to use the worng
port
>> on
>> >> your Access point (the one that should connect to
the
>> >> Internet modem)....that's why it says "cable
unplugged"
>> >> How many LAN ports does your AP have, try another
one
>> if
>> >> available.
>> >> Now, when you have all machines on wireless, disable
>> the
>> >> firewall on the desktop. After this the ping should
>> work
>> >> fine. I suppose this machine is XP, right ?
>> >> >-----Original Message-----
>> >> >Hi
>> >> >
>> >> >On Laptop I have built in Lan and Wan the only
cable I
>> >> have is a straight
>> >> >through cable that came with AP
>> >> >
>> >> >I have tried putting Lan card in desktop but as
soon
>> as
>> >> i connect cable I
>> >> >get "network cable unplugged" so I plugged AP into
>> >> laptop lan same thing.
>> >> >
>> >> >If I dont plug in the cable, Desktop, Laptop and
PDA
>> are
>> >> all picking up a
>> >> >network named USR2249 which is the model of my AP.
>> >> Whilein this state I can
>> >> >ping Laptop from pda and pda from laptop but cant
ping
>> >> desktop from either.
>> >> >
>> >> >Also the setup software that came with AP says that
>> when
>> >> you run the program
>> >> >if you have setup everything correctly you will be
>> able
>> >> to see your AP
>> >> >number to make sure you are conecting to the
correct
>> one
>> >> plus you will see
>> >> >name,IP no plus all settings but imnot see
anything at
>> >> all even though the
>> >> >AP is listed as an available network.
>> >> >
>> >> >Thanks
>> >> >Neville
>> >> >
>> >> >"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> >> message
>> >> >news:0c6401c46e89$870fa1a0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> >> I see two possible problems:
>> >> >> - you are trying to use a twisted LAN cable
>> >> >> - You are using the correct cable but are using
the
>> WAN
>> >> >> connection on the AP to connect your PC (should
be a
>> >> LAN
>> >> >> port)
>> >> >> Does this help at all?
>> >> >> >-----Original Message-----
>> >> >> >Hi
>> >> >> >I would like to set up a wireless network at
home
>> >> mainly
>> >> >> for file and
>> >> >> >printer sharing ( I dont really need to share
>> internet
>> >> >> conection) I have pci
>> >> >> >wireless network card in desktop, built in
wireless
>> >> card
>> >> >> in laptop and
>> >> >> >compact flash card for other laptop and pda.
>> Problem!
>> >> If
>> >> >> I use wire
>> >> >> >conection to AP from desktop I get "network
cable
>> >> >> unplugged" same if I
>> >> >> >connect AP to laptop Lan card.
>> >> >> >Both computers can pick up the AP wirelessly but
>> >> >> software that came with AP
>> >> >> >on desktop cant read info from AP.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >US robotics AP (USR2249)
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >If somone can please point me in the
>> rightdirection I
>> >> >> will be eternally
>> >> >> >gratefull.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >Neville
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >.
>> >> >
>> >
>> >
>> >.
>> >
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
July 21, 2004 1:51:04 AM

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Hi JR

Thanks for all the help Ill try to finish my setup tommorow if allis well .

Thanks

Neville


"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0c8201c46e9a$34bce4b0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi Neville,
>
> Here how I picture your network setup...
> Your wireless AP is used to connect several computers
> together, no internet connection present through this AP.
>
> If this is correct then you should have DHCP enabled on
> your AP.
> For good wireless security, enable WEP on the wireless
> connection (you can add WEP later when all works to
> satisfaction).
> Another good security measure is enabling MAC address
> filtering. write down all MAC addresses from the wireless
> adapters that you want to be able to connect to the AP.
> The type them in the MAC filtering list in your AP. This
> will resfuse connection to any other MAC address that's
> not in this list. Although these security measures are
> not full proof, they will keep out the occasional Wifi
> surfer.
> Also a good suggestion: do not use channel 6, as it it
> the default channel for most AP's and mosty users do not
> chance their settings. You could have interference from
> your neighbors, if any...
> Hope it all helps a little.
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Hi JR
> >
> >I have now installed software on Laptop and can
> configure AP wirelessly how
> >should I set ip settings?
> >
> >"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> >news:0ce401c46e91$747cb660$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> >> Hi Neville,
> >> Well that clears the issue then.
> >> The port on the AP is wired the same as a PC LAN port
> and
> >> the cable you have is a straight cable. This will
> enable
> >> you to connect the AP to an existing LAN, but not to
> >> another PC, as you would need a crossed LAN cable to do
> >> this.
> >> Try to find one (borrow one?) from a friend or else buy
> >> one, approx cost is 15-20$...
> >> You should however be able to configure your AP over
> the
> >> wireless connection without any problems.... So, I
> don't
> >> see the need in buying this crossed cable...
> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >Hi JR
> >> >
> >> >The AP only has 1 port to connect Lan cable. the
> >> instruction say to connect
> >> >cable from AP to either a Router, Modem or an existing
> >> wired Lan and as I
> >> >have dialup connection (no broadband available where I
> >> live) and not really
> >> >needing ICS then ive tried to connect to existing Lan
> >> but keep getting
> >> >"network cable unplugged".
> >> >
> >> >The only reason I bought the AP was to get better
> >> connection as I had a
> >> >ad-hoc connection working but AP I get stronger
> signal.
> >> >
> >> >Thanks
> >> >Neville
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> message
> >> >news:0c6f01c46e8d$7afb7340$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> >> >> Still sounds like you're trying to use the worng
> port
> >> on
> >> >> your Access point (the one that should connect to
> the
> >> >> Internet modem)....that's why it says "cable
> unplugged"
> >> >> How many LAN ports does your AP have, try another
> one
> >> if
> >> >> available.
> >> >> Now, when you have all machines on wireless, disable
> >> the
> >> >> firewall on the desktop. After this the ping should
> >> work
> >> >> fine. I suppose this machine is XP, right ?
> >> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >> >Hi
> >> >> >
> >> >> >On Laptop I have built in Lan and Wan the only
> cable I
> >> >> have is a straight
> >> >> >through cable that came with AP
> >> >> >
> >> >> >I have tried putting Lan card in desktop but as
> soon
> >> as
> >> >> i connect cable I
> >> >> >get "network cable unplugged" so I plugged AP into
> >> >> laptop lan same thing.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >If I dont plug in the cable, Desktop, Laptop and
> PDA
> >> are
> >> >> all picking up a
> >> >> >network named USR2249 which is the model of my AP.
> >> >> Whilein this state I can
> >> >> >ping Laptop from pda and pda from laptop but cant
> ping
> >> >> desktop from either.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >Also the setup software that came with AP says that
> >> when
> >> >> you run the program
> >> >> >if you have setup everything correctly you will be
> >> able
> >> >> to see your AP
> >> >> >number to make sure you are conecting to the
> correct
> >> one
> >> >> plus you will see
> >> >> >name,IP no plus all settings but imnot see
> anything at
> >> >> all even though the
> >> >> >AP is listed as an available network.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >Thanks
> >> >> >Neville
> >> >> >
> >> >> >"JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> >> message
> >> >> >news:0c6401c46e89$870fa1a0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> I see two possible problems:
> >> >> >> - you are trying to use a twisted LAN cable
> >> >> >> - You are using the correct cable but are using
> the
> >> WAN
> >> >> >> connection on the AP to connect your PC (should
> be a
> >> >> LAN
> >> >> >> port)
> >> >> >> Does this help at all?
> >> >> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >> >> >Hi
> >> >> >> >I would like to set up a wireless network at
> home
> >> >> mainly
> >> >> >> for file and
> >> >> >> >printer sharing ( I dont really need to share
> >> internet
> >> >> >> conection) I have pci
> >> >> >> >wireless network card in desktop, built in
> wireless
> >> >> card
> >> >> >> in laptop and
> >> >> >> >compact flash card for other laptop and pda.
> >> Problem!
> >> >> If
> >> >> >> I use wire
> >> >> >> >conection to AP from desktop I get "network
> cable
> >> >> >> unplugged" same if I
> >> >> >> >connect AP to laptop Lan card.
> >> >> >> >Both computers can pick up the AP wirelessly but
> >> >> >> software that came with AP
> >> >> >> >on desktop cant read info from AP.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >US robotics AP (USR2249)
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >If somone can please point me in the
> >> rightdirection I
> >> >> >> will be eternally
> >> >> >> >gratefull.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >Neville
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >.
> >> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >.
> >> >
> >
> >
> >.
> >
Anonymous
July 21, 2004 11:32:40 PM

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Hi JR

Right!!!! got network working but if I set AP to DHCP then its a no go,
if I give all PC,s a IP number everything works ok.
I will now be trying to set up security as you suggested and hope everything
goes better than setting up the network.

Thanks for your help.
Neville
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