MN510 USB adapter w/MN500 router

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I decided to change the network name and WEP security on my home network,
which consists of, a desktop with local area LAN connected via cabling to
the router where my cable modem is also connected AND 2 802.11b/g notebooks
with their own devices AND one desktop that uses the USB wireless device.

Everything was working perfectly, but I noticed that a neighbor also has an
available network in my area, so I decided NOT to display my network SSID
and to change the name and increase the security.

I changed the settings on the desktop that is connected to the router via
cabling, as that's the computer I installed the Broadband Utilities to
access the router. That went fine. I changed the two laptops, no problem,
they connected right up. BUT when I tried to change the MN510 USB wireless
device, it wouldn't complete the software change process. Can't change the
device the normal way because the device will only support 40 or 104 WEP (I
had 64 bit before the change). I have to use the software to get the device
to connect with 128 bit WEP.

I went back to the main computer and changed the wireless setting to display
the SSID, then when back to the computer with the USB adapter and I was able
to get it connected and working. The connection was showing a good to very
good connection. So I went back to the main desktop and turned off the SSID
display and all was great.... UNTIL, I rebooted the computer using the USB
adapter. Then the connection was gone and the adapter was red Xed as not
connected. I couldn't connected it NO WAY. So I uninstalled all the MS
broadband junk, even removed it from my hard drive. Couldn't remove it from
the registry because it's locked and won't delete. So now I'm connection (4)
because everytime I uninstall and reinstall, it doesn't really remove any of
the USB settings and a new USB connection is created. None the less, Every
time I have to DISPLAY the SSID to get the re install to work on the machine
with the USB device and the first time I reboot that machine, it's gone
again.

Short of tossing this piece of..... out into a busy street, is there anyway
I can get it to install properly and STAY connected?
Carol
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    BTW.... If I leave the Broadcast SSID on, I don't have any problem with the
    USB wireless adapter, it's only when I don't broadcast the SSID. My laptops
    don't have a problem either way, but then they aren't MS.

    Carol

    "Keppy" <keppy@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:%238XyrzAUEHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > I decided to change the network name and WEP security on my home network,
    > which consists of, a desktop with local area LAN connected via cabling to
    > the router where my cable modem is also connected AND 2 802.11b/g
    notebooks
    > with their own devices AND one desktop that uses the USB wireless device.
    >
    > Everything was working perfectly, but I noticed that a neighbor also has
    an
    > available network in my area, so I decided NOT to display my network SSID
    > and to change the name and increase the security.
    >
    > I changed the settings on the desktop that is connected to the router via
    > cabling, as that's the computer I installed the Broadband Utilities to
    > access the router. That went fine. I changed the two laptops, no problem,
    > they connected right up. BUT when I tried to change the MN510 USB wireless
    > device, it wouldn't complete the software change process. Can't change the
    > device the normal way because the device will only support 40 or 104 WEP
    (I
    > had 64 bit before the change). I have to use the software to get the
    device
    > to connect with 128 bit WEP.
    >
    > I went back to the main computer and changed the wireless setting to
    display
    > the SSID, then when back to the computer with the USB adapter and I was
    able
    > to get it connected and working. The connection was showing a good to very
    > good connection. So I went back to the main desktop and turned off the
    SSID
    > display and all was great.... UNTIL, I rebooted the computer using the USB
    > adapter. Then the connection was gone and the adapter was red Xed as not
    > connected. I couldn't connected it NO WAY. So I uninstalled all the MS
    > broadband junk, even removed it from my hard drive. Couldn't remove it
    from
    > the registry because it's locked and won't delete. So now I'm connection
    (4)
    > because everytime I uninstall and reinstall, it doesn't really remove any
    of
    > the USB settings and a new USB connection is created. None the less, Every
    > time I have to DISPLAY the SSID to get the re install to work on the
    machine
    > with the USB device and the first time I reboot that machine, it's gone
    > again.
    >
    > Short of tossing this piece of..... out into a busy street, is there
    anyway
    > I can get it to install properly and STAY connected?
    > Carol
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Dear Keppy,

    This also happens with my Linksys 802.11b game adapter.
    It's a symptom of .11b. This does nnot happen with the
    MN-710 or MN-720 adapters (the 802.11g version of your
    802.11b MN-510).

    Why does everyone get pissed at MSFT first?


    >-----Original Message-----
    >
    >
    >I decided to change the network name and WEP security on
    my home network,
    >which consists of, a desktop with local area LAN
    connected via cabling to
    >the router where my cable modem is also connected AND 2
    802.11b/g notebooks
    >with their own devices AND one desktop that uses the USB
    wireless device.
    >
    >Everything was working perfectly, but I noticed that a
    neighbor also has an
    >available network in my area, so I decided NOT to
    display my network SSID
    >and to change the name and increase the security.
    >
    >I changed the settings on the desktop that is connected
    to the router via
    >cabling, as that's the computer I installed the
    Broadband Utilities to
    >access the router. That went fine. I changed the two
    laptops, no problem,
    >they connected right up. BUT when I tried to change the
    MN510 USB wireless
    >device, it wouldn't complete the software change
    process. Can't change the
    >device the normal way because the device will only
    support 40 or 104 WEP (I
    >had 64 bit before the change). I have to use the
    software to get the device
    >to connect with 128 bit WEP.
    >
    >I went back to the main computer and changed the
    wireless setting to display
    >the SSID, then when back to the computer with the USB
    adapter and I was able
    >to get it connected and working. The connection was
    showing a good to very
    >good connection. So I went back to the main desktop and
    turned off the SSID
    >display and all was great.... UNTIL, I rebooted the
    computer using the USB
    >adapter. Then the connection was gone and the adapter
    was red Xed as not
    >connected. I couldn't connected it NO WAY. So I
    uninstalled all the MS
    >broadband junk, even removed it from my hard drive.
    Couldn't remove it from
    >the registry because it's locked and won't delete. So
    now I'm connection (4)
    >because everytime I uninstall and reinstall, it doesn't
    really remove any of
    >the USB settings and a new USB connection is created.
    None the less, Every
    >time I have to DISPLAY the SSID to get the re install to
    work on the machine
    >with the USB device and the first time I reboot that
    machine, it's gone
    >again.
    >
    >Short of tossing this piece of..... out into a busy
    street, is there anyway
    >I can get it to install properly and STAY connected?
    >Carol
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    I guess I am most pisssed because you can't completely delete the MS junk
    from your registry so that I can install clean. It worked find until I
    changed the name and WEP, I was hoping that, if I got rid of everything that
    related to the MN510 and made a clean install, it would work. One of my
    laptops is 802.11b and I don't have any problem with it finding the network
    with the SSID not broadcast, and since the only machines I've had a problem
    with are the MS products, well....
    But, I've been thinking about getting an 802.11b/g router and adapter, but
    I'm not sure it will be MS. I hear it's OK, the security is good, but I
    understand the Linksys is a more reliable combo.
    Thanks for the reply though. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one
    with the problem. I'm assuming then, the only solution is to change to b/g
    Carol

    "Ken" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1b33001c4501c$4547b450$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    >
    > Dear Keppy,
    >
    > This also happens with my Linksys 802.11b game adapter.
    > It's a symptom of .11b. This does nnot happen with the
    > MN-710 or MN-720 adapters (the 802.11g version of your
    > 802.11b MN-510).
    >
    > Why does everyone get pissed at MSFT first?
    >
    >
    > >-----Original Message-----
    > >
    > >
    > >I decided to change the network name and WEP security on
    > my home network,
    > >which consists of, a desktop with local area LAN
    > connected via cabling to
    > >the router where my cable modem is also connected AND 2
    > 802.11b/g notebooks
    > >with their own devices AND one desktop that uses the USB
    > wireless device.
    > >
    > >Everything was working perfectly, but I noticed that a
    > neighbor also has an
    > >available network in my area, so I decided NOT to
    > display my network SSID
    > >and to change the name and increase the security.
    > >
    > >I changed the settings on the desktop that is connected
    > to the router via
    > >cabling, as that's the computer I installed the
    > Broadband Utilities to
    > >access the router. That went fine. I changed the two
    > laptops, no problem,
    > >they connected right up. BUT when I tried to change the
    > MN510 USB wireless
    > >device, it wouldn't complete the software change
    > process. Can't change the
    > >device the normal way because the device will only
    > support 40 or 104 WEP (I
    > >had 64 bit before the change). I have to use the
    > software to get the device
    > >to connect with 128 bit WEP.
    > >
    > >I went back to the main computer and changed the
    > wireless setting to display
    > >the SSID, then when back to the computer with the USB
    > adapter and I was able
    > >to get it connected and working. The connection was
    > showing a good to very
    > >good connection. So I went back to the main desktop and
    > turned off the SSID
    > >display and all was great.... UNTIL, I rebooted the
    > computer using the USB
    > >adapter. Then the connection was gone and the adapter
    > was red Xed as not
    > >connected. I couldn't connected it NO WAY. So I
    > uninstalled all the MS
    > >broadband junk, even removed it from my hard drive.
    > Couldn't remove it from
    > >the registry because it's locked and won't delete. So
    > now I'm connection (4)
    > >because everytime I uninstall and reinstall, it doesn't
    > really remove any of
    > >the USB settings and a new USB connection is created.
    > None the less, Every
    > >time I have to DISPLAY the SSID to get the re install to
    > work on the machine
    > >with the USB device and the first time I reboot that
    > machine, it's gone
    > >again.
    > >
    > >Short of tossing this piece of..... out into a busy
    > street, is there anyway
    > >I can get it to install properly and STAY connected?
    > >Carol
    > >
    > >
    > >.
    > >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    What operating system was this on? Do you have a SR# from Microsoft
    for this call?

    On 1 Jul 2004 17:59:28 -0700, waitman@emkdesign.com (Waitman C.
    Gobble, II) wrote:

    >In order to use any sort of basic security with the MN-510 you have to
    >edit the registry. I bought the MN-510 for my son's computer and had
    >to call MS Tech support to get it to connect to my network. They were
    >trying to tell me I have to disable WEP and broadcast the SSID on my
    >access point otherwise it "isn't supported by Microsoft".
    >
    >LOL. I hammered the guy and got the registry info out of him.

    --
    Barb Bowman
    Expert Zone Columnist
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    MS-MVP (Windows)
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