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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
a b D Laptop
September 19, 2004 11:33:02 PM

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I am new to all this wireless stuff, but I set up a wireless network for my
house for two laptops, both running Windows XP. The other laptop didn't have
a wireless card, so we bought a package that gave us the wireless router and
one card. My laptop already has a wireless card installed. After much work,
we finally got the other laptop to work and recognize the wireless network,
but no matter what I try my laptop won't recognize it. Does anyone have any
ideas? Could my wireless card be too old or incompatable, even thought I was
told it would work with my card? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Please help, this is so frustrating!
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
a b D Laptop
September 20, 2004 5:53:35 PM

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There are several reasons why your older card is not working. Without
knowing the details I'm guessing that you may be using WPA on your access
point which is not supported by your old laptop or your using 802.11a and
your old wireless laptop is using 802.11b. There are many other
possibilities but without knowing the details I can't go further.

What is the make/brand and model of you Access point and card combo? What
encryption modes do they support?
What is the make/brand and model of your internal wireless card?

How have you set up the AP? What Encryption/Authenticaion mode are you
using?

You may try updating the driver for your internal wireless card and see if
that makes a difference.


Craig Clark
Windows Networking

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"Tribul" <Tribul@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:54A61705-5B33-40C3-BF62-122DD09880B5@microsoft.com...
>I am new to all this wireless stuff, but I set up a wireless network for my
> house for two laptops, both running Windows XP. The other laptop didn't
> have
> a wireless card, so we bought a package that gave us the wireless router
> and
> one card. My laptop already has a wireless card installed. After much
> work,
> we finally got the other laptop to work and recognize the wireless
> network,
> but no matter what I try my laptop won't recognize it. Does anyone have
> any
> ideas? Could my wireless card be too old or incompatable, even thought I
> was
> told it would work with my card? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
> Please help, this is so frustrating!
September 21, 2004 3:00:24 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Hi.
May be this can Help.
Wireless - Basic Configuration: http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Config.html

Wireless - Basic: http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html

Jack (MVP-Networking).


"Tribul" <Tribul@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:54A61705-5B33-40C3-BF62-122DD09880B5@microsoft.com...
> I am new to all this wireless stuff, but I set up a wireless network for
my
> house for two laptops, both running Windows XP. The other laptop didn't
have
> a wireless card, so we bought a package that gave us the wireless router
and
> one card. My laptop already has a wireless card installed. After much
work,
> we finally got the other laptop to work and recognize the wireless
network,
> but no matter what I try my laptop won't recognize it. Does anyone have
any
> ideas? Could my wireless card be too old or incompatable, even thought I
was
> told it would work with my card? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
> Please help, this is so frustrating!
!