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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
October 28, 2004 9:10:04 AM

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

Here's what I'm running:

-A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
-A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless 108Mbps1
Router
-Windows XP with SP2

Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but not if
I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has to do with the
rights, because if I give my regular user Admin rights, it works again. What
rights (specific to this problem) does an admin user have that other users
don't that would create this problem?
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
October 29, 2004 3:13:31 AM

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

Does the Belkin card come with its own client software?

It could be a registry setting that regular users cannot read/write, does
the software maintain a log? Did you check the error log of Windows?

"T. Robinson" <kinesics@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Ma%fd.9345$KJ6.6232@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> Here's what I'm running:
>
> -A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
> -A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless 108Mbps1
> Router
> -Windows XP with SP2
>
> Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but not if
> I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has to do with the
> rights, because if I give my regular user Admin rights, it works again.
> What rights (specific to this problem) does an admin user have that other
> users don't that would create this problem?
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
October 29, 2004 8:30:59 AM

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

Yes, the card did come with client software. I did at one point disable the
client to allow Windows Wireless Zeor Configuration Service to manage the
network, but that still required an Administrator user.

The Belkin software does not appear to have a log. I checked the Windows
Event viewer, which told me nothing. Is there another Windows log I should
check?

You may be right about the registry setting, but I haven't located the key.
Any suggestions?


"Jeroen van Bemmel" <someone@somewhere.com> wrote in message
news:e3IHaMTvEHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Does the Belkin card come with its own client software?
>
> It could be a registry setting that regular users cannot read/write, does
> the software maintain a log? Did you check the error log of Windows?
>
> "T. Robinson" <kinesics@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Ma%fd.9345$KJ6.6232@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>> Here's what I'm running:
>>
>> -A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
>> -A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless 108Mbps1
>> Router
>> -Windows XP with SP2
>>
>> Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but not if
>> I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has to do with
>> the rights, because if I give my regular user Admin rights, it works
>> again. What rights (specific to this problem) does an admin user have
>> that other users don't that would create this problem?
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
December 21, 2004 6:48:28 PM

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

T. Robinson wrote:
>> "T. Robinson" <kinesics@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> Here's what I'm running:
>>>
>>> -A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
>>> -A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless
>>> 108Mbps1 Router
>>> -Windows XP with SP2
>>>
>>> Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but
>>> not if I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has
>>> to do with the rights, because if I give my regular user Admin
>>> rights, it works again. What rights (specific to this problem) does
>>> an admin user have that other users don't that would create this
>>> problem?

I guess you have probably figured this out by now, but as it happens I've
been struggling with the same problem for quite a few hours now and I figure
this is going to be a FAQ.

The Belkin manual says nothing about this problem, nor is there anything
about it on the Belkin website.

The solution was to modify the security attributes of a key in the registry.
On my computer it's located at
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0008]

If you do repeated searches for "belkin" in the registry you'll probably
find a similar key. (Doing a search for "wep" MAY take you straight to it.)
It contains a number of name/value pairs, among them are NetworkType, SSID
and WEP (the wep key).

Anyway, the modification is to add full access for "Users", and let this be
inherited by all the name/value pairs in the key.


Googlebait: The card I use is a Belkin High-speed Mode Wireless G Desktop
Network Card (F5D7001uk). It's a PCI card. (And a pain in the axe)

(I've installed SMC cards in two other computers in the same building and
they simply worked right out of the box...)


--
Sigurd
http://utvikling.com
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
January 8, 2005 1:19:03 PM

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

As I struggling with the same issue, could you explain more in detail HOW I
can modify the key? (I am not exactly a Windows specialist).

Thanx in advance.



"Sigurd Stenersen" wrote:

> T. Robinson wrote:
> >> "T. Robinson" <kinesics@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >>> Here's what I'm running:
> >>>
> >>> -A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
> >>> -A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless
> >>> 108Mbps1 Router
> >>> -Windows XP with SP2
> >>>
> >>> Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but
> >>> not if I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has
> >>> to do with the rights, because if I give my regular user Admin
> >>> rights, it works again. What rights (specific to this problem) does
> >>> an admin user have that other users don't that would create this
> >>> problem?
>
> I guess you have probably figured this out by now, but as it happens I've
> been struggling with the same problem for quite a few hours now and I figure
> this is going to be a FAQ.
>
> The Belkin manual says nothing about this problem, nor is there anything
> about it on the Belkin website.
>
> The solution was to modify the security attributes of a key in the registry.
> On my computer it's located at
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0008]
>
> If you do repeated searches for "belkin" in the registry you'll probably
> find a similar key. (Doing a search for "wep" MAY take you straight to it.)
> It contains a number of name/value pairs, among them are NetworkType, SSID
> and WEP (the wep key).
>
> Anyway, the modification is to add full access for "Users", and let this be
> inherited by all the name/value pairs in the key.
>
>
> Googlebait: The card I use is a Belkin High-speed Mode Wireless G Desktop
> Network Card (F5D7001uk). It's a PCI card. (And a pain in the axe)
>
> (I've installed SMC cards in two other computers in the same building and
> they simply worked right out of the box...)
>
>
> --
> Sigurd
> http://utvikling.com
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
January 8, 2005 2:33:03 PM

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

Hi,

I have now found the key you are relating to. There is no "user" parameter
in this key, exactly which parameters/names/value pairs did you modify (and
how?).

Thanx in advance.

-Ekkehard

"Sigurd Stenersen" wrote:

> T. Robinson wrote:
> >> "T. Robinson" <kinesics@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >>> Here's what I'm running:
> >>>
> >>> -A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
> >>> -A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless
> >>> 108Mbps1 Router
> >>> -Windows XP with SP2
> >>>
> >>> Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but
> >>> not if I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has
> >>> to do with the rights, because if I give my regular user Admin
> >>> rights, it works again. What rights (specific to this problem) does
> >>> an admin user have that other users don't that would create this
> >>> problem?
>
> I guess you have probably figured this out by now, but as it happens I've
> been struggling with the same problem for quite a few hours now and I figure
> this is going to be a FAQ.
>
> The Belkin manual says nothing about this problem, nor is there anything
> about it on the Belkin website.
>
> The solution was to modify the security attributes of a key in the registry.
> On my computer it's located at
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0008]
>
> If you do repeated searches for "belkin" in the registry you'll probably
> find a similar key. (Doing a search for "wep" MAY take you straight to it.)
> It contains a number of name/value pairs, among them are NetworkType, SSID
> and WEP (the wep key).
>
> Anyway, the modification is to add full access for "Users", and let this be
> inherited by all the name/value pairs in the key.
>
>
> Googlebait: The card I use is a Belkin High-speed Mode Wireless G Desktop
> Network Card (F5D7001uk). It's a PCI card. (And a pain in the axe)
>
> (I've installed SMC cards in two other computers in the same building and
> they simply worked right out of the box...)
>
>
> --
> Sigurd
> http://utvikling.com
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
January 8, 2005 3:37:03 PM

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

It took me some time to understand your instructions, but finally I did (I am
running a swedish XP version, translation is not always easy...).
Nevertheless, I changed the access to the key and everything works just fine.

Thank you!

-Ekkehard




"Sigurd Stenersen" wrote:

> T. Robinson wrote:
> >> "T. Robinson" <kinesics@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >>> Here's what I'm running:
> >>>
> >>> -A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
> >>> -A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless
> >>> 108Mbps1 Router
> >>> -Windows XP with SP2
> >>>
> >>> Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but
> >>> not if I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has
> >>> to do with the rights, because if I give my regular user Admin
> >>> rights, it works again. What rights (specific to this problem) does
> >>> an admin user have that other users don't that would create this
> >>> problem?
>
> I guess you have probably figured this out by now, but as it happens I've
> been struggling with the same problem for quite a few hours now and I figure
> this is going to be a FAQ.
>
> The Belkin manual says nothing about this problem, nor is there anything
> about it on the Belkin website.
>
> The solution was to modify the security attributes of a key in the registry.
> On my computer it's located at
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0008]
>
> If you do repeated searches for "belkin" in the registry you'll probably
> find a similar key. (Doing a search for "wep" MAY take you straight to it.)
> It contains a number of name/value pairs, among them are NetworkType, SSID
> and WEP (the wep key).
>
> Anyway, the modification is to add full access for "Users", and let this be
> inherited by all the name/value pairs in the key.
>
>
> Googlebait: The card I use is a Belkin High-speed Mode Wireless G Desktop
> Network Card (F5D7001uk). It's a PCI card. (And a pain in the axe)
>
> (I've installed SMC cards in two other computers in the same building and
> they simply worked right out of the box...)
>
>
> --
> Sigurd
> http://utvikling.com
>
>
>
!