I'm not familiar w/ that particular wireless adapter, but I see it supports AP mode. And if that's how you've chosen to configure it, why do you need ad hoc mode? The whole point of AP (infrastructure) mode is to avoid ad hoc mode! That's probably why it's failing. Your attempts to create an adhoc network make no sense.
All you should need to do is enable ICS on your 3G connection and associate it w/ the wireless network connection. Simple.
Is the card faulty, or is there any ASUS utility / windows 7 problem
The internet is on the 3G connection, correct? And your wireless adapter is only a local wireless AP, correct? And you want to share the 3G connection w/ your wireless users, correct? Then why are you trying to enable wireless sharing on the wireless AP?? Forget about that feature on the wireless adapter, that’s for sharing the wireless adapter! That’s irrelevant. You’re trying to share the 3G connection. All you have to do is enable AP mode on the wireless adapter, then go over to the 3G connection and enable ICS *there*!
Again, unless I misunderstand the configuration here, it's the 3G connection that needs ICS enabled, not the wireless connection.
In RaLink WLan utilty, the IP address was changing between 192.168.123.1 & another IP address - 188.8.131.52
My phone coulndt connect, it showed "obtaining IP address..." & never connected.
Then in "config AP" window, i clicked on "group rekey interval", theres a button which alternates b/w - "10 seconds" & "Kpackets", selected the former, then the RaLink utilty showed only one IP address- 192....
please explain what the hell are those things - group rekey interval, kpackets, 10seconds.
now configed the 3G data card to work with w/l card & now i'm able to connect the phone
today morning, i was so frustrated with the asus card, that i wanted to sell it.
thanks for the replies guys.
Finally the card is working, no thanks to ASUS :-X
As an additional security measure, the WPA/WPA2 protocol allows the encryption key to be changed every X number of secs/mins. That way, even if someone was miraculously able to use it and decrypt your data (not easy), it would only be good for that small period of time before the key changes.
Frankly, changing the key every 10 secs is wildly excessive (imo) and adds to the overhead associated w/ those wireless connections. Remember, each time the key changes, the router has to stop what it's doing, generate a new key, and renegotiate w/ the wireless session w/ each client to keep them updated. Most routers set this to 3600 (60 mins) by default, which is usually just fine. If you want something less, I personally would never go below 5-10 mins (300-600 secs).