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Anonymous
January 29, 2005 5:41:03 PM

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

Hi,

I have a new PC with WinXP SP2 and a netgear wireless card which I can't
get to connect to my existing wireless network.

My existing network has one other PC and two Netgear MP3 players attached
and is working fine.

The new PC had a generic card but when this didn't work I replaced it with a
netgear one.

I can detect my network but cannot connect to it either with XP or with the
netgear configuration software.

Things I have tried:-
Replacing the Network Card
The computer is in the same room as the router and signal strength is 90 +
The network is set up without encryption and I have turned of MAC address
checking
I have disabled the XP firewall
Dowloaded latest drivers and utility from Netgear

None of these things have made any difference.

Can anybody offer any other suggestions or point to some software that
could help diagnose the problem ? JUst getting a can't connect message is not
a lot of help

Thanks,
Stephen

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Anonymous
January 29, 2005 6:34:53 PM

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

If you can detect your router on the new pc then the only thing that will
stop you from conecting is a firewall, which you say you disabled, or
WEP/WAP encryption. Do you have encryption set on your router and forgot to
set it on the new pc?

Robert...

"Stephen Brown" <StephenBrown@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5A9918F1-19C5-4173-A53F-ED728441B855@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have a new PC with WinXP SP2 and a netgear wireless card which I can't
> get to connect to my existing wireless network.
>
> My existing network has one other PC and two Netgear MP3 players attached
> and is working fine.
>
> The new PC had a generic card but when this didn't work I replaced it with
> a
> netgear one.
>
> I can detect my network but cannot connect to it either with XP or with
> the
> netgear configuration software.
>
> Things I have tried:-
> Replacing the Network Card
> The computer is in the same room as the router and signal strength is 90
> +
> The network is set up without encryption and I have turned of MAC
> address
> checking
> I have disabled the XP firewall
> Dowloaded latest drivers and utility from Netgear
>
> None of these things have made any difference.
>
> Can anybody offer any other suggestions or point to some software that
> could help diagnose the problem ? JUst getting a can't connect message is
> not
> a lot of help
>
> Thanks,
> Stephen
January 29, 2005 10:12:37 PM

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 - BasicSecurity: http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
Jack (MVP-Networking).


"Robert Jacobs" <rjacobs0spamfree@pacbell.net> wrote in message
news:eZ0xkslBFHA.2568@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> If you can detect your router on the new pc then the only thing that will
> stop you from conecting is a firewall, which you say you disabled, or
> WEP/WAP encryption. Do you have encryption set on your router and forgot
to
> set it on the new pc?
>
> Robert...
>
> "Stephen Brown" <StephenBrown@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5A9918F1-19C5-4173-A53F-ED728441B855@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a new PC with WinXP SP2 and a netgear wireless card which I can't
> > get to connect to my existing wireless network.
> >
> > My existing network has one other PC and two Netgear MP3 players
attached
> > and is working fine.
> >
> > The new PC had a generic card but when this didn't work I replaced it
with
> > a
> > netgear one.
> >
> > I can detect my network but cannot connect to it either with XP or with
> > the
> > netgear configuration software.
> >
> > Things I have tried:-
> > Replacing the Network Card
> > The computer is in the same room as the router and signal strength is
90
> > +
> > The network is set up without encryption and I have turned of MAC
> > address
> > checking
> > I have disabled the XP firewall
> > Dowloaded latest drivers and utility from Netgear
> >
> > None of these things have made any difference.
> >
> > Can anybody offer any other suggestions or point to some software that
> > could help diagnose the problem ? JUst getting a can't connect message
is
> > not
> > a lot of help
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Stephen
>
>
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Anonymous
January 30, 2005 6:01:08 PM

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

Robert,

Thanks for the reply but no, I don't have encryption set on either the
router or the new pc.

Stephen

"Robert Jacobs" wrote:

> If you can detect your router on the new pc then the only thing that will
> stop you from conecting is a firewall, which you say you disabled, or
> WEP/WAP encryption. Do you have encryption set on your router and forgot to
> set it on the new pc?
>
> Robert...
>
> "Stephen Brown" <StephenBrown@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5A9918F1-19C5-4173-A53F-ED728441B855@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a new PC with WinXP SP2 and a netgear wireless card which I can't
> > get to connect to my existing wireless network.
> >
> > My existing network has one other PC and two Netgear MP3 players attached
> > and is working fine.
> >
> > The new PC had a generic card but when this didn't work I replaced it with
> > a
> > netgear one.
> >
> > I can detect my network but cannot connect to it either with XP or with
> > the
> > netgear configuration software.
> >
> > Things I have tried:-
> > Replacing the Network Card
> > The computer is in the same room as the router and signal strength is 90
> > +
> > The network is set up without encryption and I have turned of MAC
> > address
> > checking
> > I have disabled the XP firewall
> > Dowloaded latest drivers and utility from Netgear
> >
> > None of these things have made any difference.
> >
> > Can anybody offer any other suggestions or point to some software that
> > could help diagnose the problem ? JUst getting a can't connect message is
> > not
> > a lot of help
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Stephen
>
>
>
Anonymous
February 5, 2005 3:31:02 PM

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

Jack,

Thanks for your reply, but I'm still stuck.

I'd already tried moving the PC, disabling the XP2 firewall, removing all
encrytion and mac address checking on the router, downloading latest software
from netgear

But I still can't connect.

"Jack" wrote:

> Hi
> May be this can Help.
> Wireless - Basic Configuration: http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Config.html
> Wireless - BasicSecurity: http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
> Jack (MVP-Networking).
>
>
> "Robert Jacobs" <rjacobs0spamfree@pacbell.net> wrote in message
> news:eZ0xkslBFHA.2568@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > If you can detect your router on the new pc then the only thing that will
> > stop you from conecting is a firewall, which you say you disabled, or
> > WEP/WAP encryption. Do you have encryption set on your router and forgot
> to
> > set it on the new pc?
> >
> > Robert...
> >
> > "Stephen Brown" <StephenBrown@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:5A9918F1-19C5-4173-A53F-ED728441B855@microsoft.com...
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have a new PC with WinXP SP2 and a netgear wireless card which I can't
> > > get to connect to my existing wireless network.
> > >
> > > My existing network has one other PC and two Netgear MP3 players
> attached
> > > and is working fine.
> > >
> > > The new PC had a generic card but when this didn't work I replaced it
> with
> > > a
> > > netgear one.
> > >
> > > I can detect my network but cannot connect to it either with XP or with
> > > the
> > > netgear configuration software.
> > >
> > > Things I have tried:-
> > > Replacing the Network Card
> > > The computer is in the same room as the router and signal strength is
> 90
> > > +
> > > The network is set up without encryption and I have turned of MAC
> > > address
> > > checking
> > > I have disabled the XP firewall
> > > Dowloaded latest drivers and utility from Netgear
> > >
> > > None of these things have made any difference.
> > >
> > > Can anybody offer any other suggestions or point to some software that
> > > could help diagnose the problem ? JUst getting a can't connect message
> is
> > > not
> > > a lot of help
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Stephen
> >
> >
>
>
>
!