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Usb wlan in xp sp3 not working

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January 1, 2012 4:43:28 PM

Hi
I have in my pc Gigabyte 802.11g PCI WLAN card and it woks fine. Now I like to replace old wifi connection little bit faster one, so I have Realtek RTL8192U Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter.

But after installed Realtek I can find a connection to WLAN router (SSID,WEP, infrastucture), but it cannot provide correct IP-address to my PC. The message with wireless connection: "Limited or No Connectivity" and IP is Windows default 169.254.xx.xx

I run my PC with XP SP3 and I have try another USB WLAN (Belkin) with same problematic result. So WLAN is working with old PCI based card, but not with USB.

Any suggestions to proceed?

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Anonymous
January 1, 2012 4:47:50 PM

Use WPA2 instead of WEP.
January 1, 2012 6:12:35 PM

That I don't like to do, because of big job (other PCs are using same SSID).
Realtek has been worked 1 year in another PC without any problem and now after moving to the other PC this connection problem appear....
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January 2, 2012 8:28:52 AM

Is there some specific reason that WKA2 is solve to get right IP address from DHCP? Anyway WEP is working correctly with PCI Wlan.

This USB WLAN has worked over one year in another PC in same house. I assume that this is some registry problem....
I have tried already: "Winsockxpfix", ipconfig /release, flushdns, /renew.... Went through MS support pages etc.
January 2, 2012 9:00:44 AM



Have you tried allocating a fixed IP address as an Alternative in Properties>TCP/IP>Properties? While you're in there, click the Advanced button the on the Options tab>Properties button and make sure Permit All is blobbed in all three radio buttons.

Anonymous
January 2, 2012 10:05:49 AM

wlan said:
Is there some specific reason that WKA2 is solve to get right IP address from DHCP? Anyway WEP is working correctly with PCI Wlan.

This USB WLAN has worked over one year in another PC in same house. I assume that this is some registry problem....
I have tried already: "Winsockxpfix", ipconfig /release, flushdns, /renew.... Went through MS support pages etc.


Newer N adapters seem to work better with WPA/WPA2 than WEP. WEP is basically worthless.
January 2, 2012 11:50:47 AM

Quote:
Newer N adapters seem to work better with WPA/WPA2 than WEP. WEP is basically worthless.





'tis a point - wonder if it works with no security at all.


January 2, 2012 7:57:43 PM

Saga Lout said:


Have you tried allocating a fixed IP address as an Alternative in Properties>TCP/IP>Properties? While you're in there, click the Advanced button the on the Options tab>Properties button and make sure Permit All is blobbed in all three radio buttons.



I tried this one and even it show in "ipconfig /all" that everything is ok, USB Wlan doesn't connect anywhere! Ping to default gateway (= router) is not successful
Anonymous
January 2, 2012 9:06:00 PM

Post the output from "ipconfig /all" here.
January 3, 2012 5:20:23 AM

Quote:
Post the output from "ipconfig /all" here.


Here is USB Wlan. When Alternative in Properties>TCP/IP>Properties is in use. Remark: DHCP IP not available

Windows IP Configuration
Host name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : valtteri-8ff36b
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled . . . . . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled . . . . . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . . . . . .:
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8192U Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter #2
Physical Address . . . . . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-9F-92-7E-63
Dhcp Enabled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . . . . . : Yes
IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .: 192.168.255.17
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . .: 192.168.255.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .: 192.168.255.1
January 3, 2012 6:01:08 AM



So you can't ping 192.168.255.17? Can you enter it into the URL bar of your browser and get to the router's settings pages? I have to say 255 is rare in the gateway address before - looks like a subnetting address to me but Grumpy may know better.



January 3, 2012 6:38:31 AM

From PC with USB Wlan I can ping my own IP 192.168.255.17
The router's IP is 192.168.255.1 and that I cannot ping nor connect with browser.
I have used 192.168.255.xxx last 10 years in my home network.

But when I activating the PCI Wlan (192.168.255.9) everything start to work at once ( only when USB Wlan is disabled). Then also DHCP is ok. As told earlier I have try another USB Wlan stick without success.




January 4, 2012 5:04:11 PM

I give up to install USB Wlan to XP SP3!

I bought N-class PCI Wireless LAN adapter. and installed without any problem !

Thanks to you for your advices anyway!
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