Wireless but not..

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Ok, I'm almost positive you've seen this question before. I just recently
found out about this, so please forgive if it's a common question/problem.

1- I have a eMachine m6809 Laptop - with integrated Wireless G card
2- I have a Wireless Microsoft 802.11 Wireless B Router
3- I have a cable modem

What I have been able to accomplish:
Connect the cable modem to the router to the laptop via Cat5 and get an
internet connection - which comes up in my network connections as a Local
Area Connection, which is enabled.
I then, recently, figured out how to enable my integrated wireless g network
adapter. Microsoft's Router software lets you view your network/internet
connection via their Microsoft Broadband Network Utility. So, currently it
says my computer is hooked up and running with my router which is connected
to the Internet via my Local Area Connection. If I go to my network
connections and disable my LAC and connect via my wireless adapter, I can
see that the computer is using the wireless card now, I guess, and it says
signal strength is excellent yadda yadda yadda...but if I look at my
Broadband Network Utility, it says it's using the wireless card but below it
says I'm not connected to my network nor the Internet.

Anybody have an idea what I am not doing right?


Thanks for your help!

Dan
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    You probably need to tell it which channel your base station is using, via
    the card's Properties. If it is "close" you might be getting a peripheral
    signal, but not connecting. Make sure you're part of the same Workgroup,
    too, and have entered the proper WEP code.
    --
    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


    "Dan Galfano" <daniel@galfanodesign.com> wrote in message
    news:O3%23HiVDNEHA.3420@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > Ok, I'm almost positive you've seen this question before. I just recently
    > found out about this, so please forgive if it's a common question/problem.
    >
    > 1- I have a eMachine m6809 Laptop - with integrated Wireless G card
    > 2- I have a Wireless Microsoft 802.11 Wireless B Router
    > 3- I have a cable modem
    >
    > What I have been able to accomplish:
    > Connect the cable modem to the router to the laptop via Cat5 and get an
    > internet connection - which comes up in my network connections as a Local
    > Area Connection, which is enabled.
    > I then, recently, figured out how to enable my integrated wireless g
    > network
    > adapter. Microsoft's Router software lets you view your network/internet
    > connection via their Microsoft Broadband Network Utility. So, currently it
    > says my computer is hooked up and running with my router which is
    > connected
    > to the Internet via my Local Area Connection. If I go to my network
    > connections and disable my LAC and connect via my wireless adapter, I can
    > see that the computer is using the wireless card now, I guess, and it
    > says
    > signal strength is excellent yadda yadda yadda...but if I look at my
    > Broadband Network Utility, it says it's using the wireless card but below
    > it
    > says I'm not connected to my network nor the Internet.
    >
    > Anybody have an idea what I am not doing right?
    >
    >
    > Thanks for your help!
    >
    > Dan
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. I'm wireless.

    Thanks Chris! I think I just needed to put in the WEP code.

    Dan


    "Dan Galfano" <daniel@galfanodesign.com> wrote in message
    news:O3%23HiVDNEHA.3420@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > Ok, I'm almost positive you've seen this question before. I just recently
    > found out about this, so please forgive if it's a common question/problem.
    >
    > 1- I have a eMachine m6809 Laptop - with integrated Wireless G card
    > 2- I have a Wireless Microsoft 802.11 Wireless B Router
    > 3- I have a cable modem
    >
    > What I have been able to accomplish:
    > Connect the cable modem to the router to the laptop via Cat5 and get an
    > internet connection - which comes up in my network connections as a Local
    > Area Connection, which is enabled.
    > I then, recently, figured out how to enable my integrated wireless g
    network
    > adapter. Microsoft's Router software lets you view your network/internet
    > connection via their Microsoft Broadband Network Utility. So, currently it
    > says my computer is hooked up and running with my router which is
    connected
    > to the Internet via my Local Area Connection. If I go to my network
    > connections and disable my LAC and connect via my wireless adapter, I can
    > see that the computer is using the wireless card now, I guess, and it
    says
    > signal strength is excellent yadda yadda yadda...but if I look at my
    > Broadband Network Utility, it says it's using the wireless card but below
    it
    > says I'm not connected to my network nor the Internet.
    >
    > Anybody have an idea what I am not doing right?
    >
    >
    > Thanks for your help!
    >
    > Dan
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    oh, one thing. why like every 2 minutes it knocks me off? I have to keep
    re-connecting...annoying.


    "Dan Galfano" <daniel@galfanodesign.com> wrote in message
    news:O3%23HiVDNEHA.3420@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > Ok, I'm almost positive you've seen this question before. I just recently
    > found out about this, so please forgive if it's a common question/problem.
    >
    > 1- I have a eMachine m6809 Laptop - with integrated Wireless G card
    > 2- I have a Wireless Microsoft 802.11 Wireless B Router
    > 3- I have a cable modem
    >
    > What I have been able to accomplish:
    > Connect the cable modem to the router to the laptop via Cat5 and get an
    > internet connection - which comes up in my network connections as a Local
    > Area Connection, which is enabled.
    > I then, recently, figured out how to enable my integrated wireless g
    network
    > adapter. Microsoft's Router software lets you view your network/internet
    > connection via their Microsoft Broadband Network Utility. So, currently it
    > says my computer is hooked up and running with my router which is
    connected
    > to the Internet via my Local Area Connection. If I go to my network
    > connections and disable my LAC and connect via my wireless adapter, I can
    > see that the computer is using the wireless card now, I guess, and it
    says
    > signal strength is excellent yadda yadda yadda...but if I look at my
    > Broadband Network Utility, it says it's using the wireless card but below
    it
    > says I'm not connected to my network nor the Internet.
    >
    > Anybody have an idea what I am not doing right?
    >
    >
    > Thanks for your help!
    >
    > Dan
    >
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Go into the Properties of your LAN in Network Connections, and highlight the
    LAN name on the Wireless Networks tab in the Preferred networks pane. Then
    click the Properties button and go to the Authentication tab. Remove the
    check mark from the box to the left of "Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication
    for this network."

    What is happening is you're using WEP, and that doesn't require
    authentication. So the program is trying to authenticate, finds the
    connection, can't authenticate and drops. It then finds the connection,
    etc., etc., etc. Vicious circle. 8-)
    --
    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


    "Dan Galfano" <daniel@galfanodesign.com> wrote in message
    news:%23YtZldENEHA.3572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > oh, one thing. why like every 2 minutes it knocks me off? I have to keep
    > re-connecting...annoying.
    >
    >
    > "Dan Galfano" <daniel@galfanodesign.com> wrote in message
    > news:O3%23HiVDNEHA.3420@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    >> Ok, I'm almost positive you've seen this question before. I just recently
    >> found out about this, so please forgive if it's a common
    >> question/problem.
    >>
    >> 1- I have a eMachine m6809 Laptop - with integrated Wireless G card
    >> 2- I have a Wireless Microsoft 802.11 Wireless B Router
    >> 3- I have a cable modem
    >>
    >> What I have been able to accomplish:
    >> Connect the cable modem to the router to the laptop via Cat5 and get an
    >> internet connection - which comes up in my network connections as a Local
    >> Area Connection, which is enabled.
    >> I then, recently, figured out how to enable my integrated wireless g
    > network
    >> adapter. Microsoft's Router software lets you view your network/internet
    >> connection via their Microsoft Broadband Network Utility. So, currently
    >> it
    >> says my computer is hooked up and running with my router which is
    > connected
    >> to the Internet via my Local Area Connection. If I go to my network
    >> connections and disable my LAC and connect via my wireless adapter, I can
    >> see that the computer is using the wireless card now, I guess, and it
    > says
    >> signal strength is excellent yadda yadda yadda...but if I look at my
    >> Broadband Network Utility, it says it's using the wireless card but below
    > it
    >> says I'm not connected to my network nor the Internet.
    >>
    >> Anybody have an idea what I am not doing right?
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks for your help!
    >>
    >> Dan
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    It is a vicious cycle. Ok, I did that...hopefully that helps!

    Thanks for your input!

    Dan


    "Chris H." <winxpnews@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uiIP9tENEHA.4036@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Go into the Properties of your LAN in Network Connections, and highlight
    the
    > LAN name on the Wireless Networks tab in the Preferred networks pane.
    Then
    > click the Properties button and go to the Authentication tab. Remove the
    > check mark from the box to the left of "Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication
    > for this network."
    >
    > What is happening is you're using WEP, and that doesn't require
    > authentication. So the program is trying to authenticate, finds the
    > connection, can't authenticate and drops. It then finds the connection,
    > etc., etc., etc. Vicious circle. 8-)
    > --
    > Chris H.
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    > Associate Expert
    > Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >
    >
    > "Dan Galfano" <daniel@galfanodesign.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23YtZldENEHA.3572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > > oh, one thing. why like every 2 minutes it knocks me off? I have to keep
    > > re-connecting...annoying.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Dan Galfano" <daniel@galfanodesign.com> wrote in message
    > > news:O3%23HiVDNEHA.3420@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > >> Ok, I'm almost positive you've seen this question before. I just
    recently
    > >> found out about this, so please forgive if it's a common
    > >> question/problem.
    > >>
    > >> 1- I have a eMachine m6809 Laptop - with integrated Wireless G card
    > >> 2- I have a Wireless Microsoft 802.11 Wireless B Router
    > >> 3- I have a cable modem
    > >>
    > >> What I have been able to accomplish:
    > >> Connect the cable modem to the router to the laptop via Cat5 and get an
    > >> internet connection - which comes up in my network connections as a
    Local
    > >> Area Connection, which is enabled.
    > >> I then, recently, figured out how to enable my integrated wireless g
    > > network
    > >> adapter. Microsoft's Router software lets you view your
    network/internet
    > >> connection via their Microsoft Broadband Network Utility. So, currently
    > >> it
    > >> says my computer is hooked up and running with my router which is
    > > connected
    > >> to the Internet via my Local Area Connection. If I go to my network
    > >> connections and disable my LAC and connect via my wireless adapter, I
    can
    > >> see that the computer is using the wireless card now, I guess, and it
    > > says
    > >> signal strength is excellent yadda yadda yadda...but if I look at my
    > >> Broadband Network Utility, it says it's using the wireless card but
    below
    > > it
    > >> says I'm not connected to my network nor the Internet.
    > >>
    > >> Anybody have an idea what I am not doing right?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Thanks for your help!
    > >>
    > >> Dan
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    I posted a message earlier about a similar notebook wireless problem. My
    machine seems to constantly connect and disconnect. It never seems to get
    an address from the DHCP server. I think this might be due to continuos
    connecting and disconnecting. I do not have IEEE 802.1x authentication
    enabled. Any other suggestions? Other machines work on the wireless. I've
    tried to ensure all settings are the same on the working and non working
    systems.

    The wired connection works fine. The wireless has never quite worked even
    though it does show itself as connected then disconnected, then connected...


    "Chris H." <winxpnews@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uiIP9tENEHA.4036@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Go into the Properties of your LAN in Network Connections, and highlight
    the
    > LAN name on the Wireless Networks tab in the Preferred networks pane.
    Then
    > click the Properties button and go to the Authentication tab. Remove the
    > check mark from the box to the left of "Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication
    > for this network."
    >
    > What is happening is you're using WEP, and that doesn't require
    > authentication. So the program is trying to authenticate, finds the
    > connection, can't authenticate and drops. It then finds the connection,
    > etc., etc., etc. Vicious circle. 8-)
    > --
    > Chris H.
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    > Associate Expert
    > Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >
    >
    > "Dan Galfano" <daniel@galfanodesign.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23YtZldENEHA.3572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > > oh, one thing. why like every 2 minutes it knocks me off? I have to keep
    > > re-connecting...annoying.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Dan Galfano" <daniel@galfanodesign.com> wrote in message
    > > news:O3%23HiVDNEHA.3420@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > >> Ok, I'm almost positive you've seen this question before. I just
    recently
    > >> found out about this, so please forgive if it's a common
    > >> question/problem.
    > >>
    > >> 1- I have a eMachine m6809 Laptop - with integrated Wireless G card
    > >> 2- I have a Wireless Microsoft 802.11 Wireless B Router
    > >> 3- I have a cable modem
    > >>
    > >> What I have been able to accomplish:
    > >> Connect the cable modem to the router to the laptop via Cat5 and get an
    > >> internet connection - which comes up in my network connections as a
    Local
    > >> Area Connection, which is enabled.
    > >> I then, recently, figured out how to enable my integrated wireless g
    > > network
    > >> adapter. Microsoft's Router software lets you view your
    network/internet
    > >> connection via their Microsoft Broadband Network Utility. So, currently
    > >> it
    > >> says my computer is hooked up and running with my router which is
    > > connected
    > >> to the Internet via my Local Area Connection. If I go to my network
    > >> connections and disable my LAC and connect via my wireless adapter, I
    can
    > >> see that the computer is using the wireless card now, I guess, and it
    > > says
    > >> signal strength is excellent yadda yadda yadda...but if I look at my
    > >> Broadband Network Utility, it says it's using the wireless card but
    below
    > > it
    > >> says I'm not connected to my network nor the Internet.
    > >>
    > >> Anybody have an idea what I am not doing right?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Thanks for your help!
    > >>
    > >> Dan
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    "gom" <g@g.com> wrote in news:xVQmc.378302$Pk3.165450@pd7tw1no:

    > I posted a message earlier about a similar notebook wireless problem.
    > My machine seems to constantly connect and disconnect. It never seems
    > to get an address from the DHCP server. I think this might be due to
    > continuos connecting and disconnecting. I do not have IEEE 802.1x
    > authentication enabled. Any other suggestions? Other machines work
    > on the wireless. I've tried to ensure all settings are the same on
    > the working and non working systems.
    >
    > The wired connection works fine. The wireless has never quite worked
    > even though it does show itself as connected then disconnected, then
    > connected...
    >
    >
    OK, here is what I found. The wireless does not work if it is bridged. I
    disconnected it from the bridge and it gets its own IP address. Anyone know
    why this is?
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Two devices, basically fighting for recognition and neither is in charge.
    Some corporate systems allow for such setups, but those of us who are
    "normal" at killed with it. Good find, though. It happens more often than
    we'd think.
    --
    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


    "gom" <g@g.com> wrote in message news:Xns94E28DC9F2C0Dggg@24.71.223.159...
    > "gom" <g@g.com> wrote in news:xVQmc.378302$Pk3.165450@pd7tw1no:
    >
    >> I posted a message earlier about a similar notebook wireless problem.
    >> My machine seems to constantly connect and disconnect. It never seems
    >> to get an address from the DHCP server. I think this might be due to
    >> continuos connecting and disconnecting. I do not have IEEE 802.1x
    >> authentication enabled. Any other suggestions? Other machines work
    >> on the wireless. I've tried to ensure all settings are the same on
    >> the working and non working systems.
    >>
    >> The wired connection works fine. The wireless has never quite worked
    >> even though it does show itself as connected then disconnected, then
    >> connected...
    >>
    >>
    > OK, here is what I found. The wireless does not work if it is bridged. I
    > disconnected it from the bridge and it gets its own IP address. Anyone
    > know
    > why this is?
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