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August 4, 2004 12:35:53 PM

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

I have a home network using a Microsoft Wireless Base
Station that connects to a DSL modem. The network
consists of two wired desktop computers, a wireless USB
adapter for Tivo, and a wireless laptop. The laptop,
which is used at work and is part of a domain, cannot
connect to the internet. I am using WEP security and
verified I have the correct password about five times. It
recognizes the SSID for my network and states that is is
connected but I still don't have an internet connection on
the laptop. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?

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August 4, 2004 1:45:12 PM

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To help you we will need to know at least the following.

1) What Microsoft Wireless hardware you are using?

2) The version of the firmware on your router.

3) Which OS you are running on the laptop?

4) If you are using Windows XP do you have the Broadband Network Utility
installed?

5) Is 802.1x authentication enabled, that is if you are running XP SP1?

6) If you have tried changing the channel from the default of 6. (This
can help if there is other 2.4 Ghz traffic in your area.)

7) Can the Tivo connect to the router?

That's all I can think of right now. After you answer these questions
I'll be able to better answer your question.

Kent wrote:

> I have a home network using a Microsoft Wireless Base
> Station that connects to a DSL modem. The network
> consists of two wired desktop computers, a wireless USB
> adapter for Tivo, and a wireless laptop. The laptop,
> which is used at work and is part of a domain, cannot
> connect to the internet. I am using WEP security and
> verified I have the correct password about five times. It
> recognizes the SSID for my network and states that is is
> connected but I still don't have an internet connection on
> the laptop. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
>
August 4, 2004 2:36:10 PM

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Thanks Joker. I will have to get the answers to questions
1 and 2 when I get home from work. The OS on the laptop
is Windows 2000. The Tivo unit successfully connects to
the router. I will try changing the channel on the router
since there is a cordless phone nearby.
>-----Original Message-----
>To help you we will need to know at least the following.
>
>1) What Microsoft Wireless hardware you are using?
>
>2) The version of the firmware on your router.
>
>3) Which OS you are running on the laptop?
>
>4) If you are using Windows XP do you have the Broadband
Network Utility
>installed?
>
>5) Is 802.1x authentication enabled, that is if you are
running XP SP1?
>
>6) If you have tried changing the channel from the
default of 6. (This
>can help if there is other 2.4 Ghz traffic in your area.)
>
>7) Can the Tivo connect to the router?
>
>That's all I can think of right now. After you answer
these questions
>I'll be able to better answer your question.
>
>Kent wrote:
>
>> I have a home network using a Microsoft Wireless Base
>> Station that connects to a DSL modem. The network
>> consists of two wired desktop computers, a wireless USB
>> adapter for Tivo, and a wireless laptop. The laptop,
>> which is used at work and is part of a domain, cannot
>> connect to the internet. I am using WEP security and
>> verified I have the correct password about five times.
It
>> recognizes the SSID for my network and states that is
is
>> connected but I still don't have an internet connection
on
>> the laptop. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
>>
>
>.
>
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August 5, 2004 9:45:34 AM

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

I had this problem and had to remove my wireless
connection from the network bridge on my laptop.

>-----Original Message-----
>To help you we will need to know at least the following.
>
>1) What Microsoft Wireless hardware you are using?
>
>2) The version of the firmware on your router.
>
>3) Which OS you are running on the laptop?
>
>4) If you are using Windows XP do you have the Broadband
Network Utility
>installed?
>
>5) Is 802.1x authentication enabled, that is if you are
running XP SP1?
>
>6) If you have tried changing the channel from the
default of 6. (This
>can help if there is other 2.4 Ghz traffic in your area.)
>
>7) Can the Tivo connect to the router?
>
>That's all I can think of right now. After you answer
these questions
>I'll be able to better answer your question.
>
>Kent wrote:
>
>> I have a home network using a Microsoft Wireless Base
>> Station that connects to a DSL modem. The network
>> consists of two wired desktop computers, a wireless
USB
>> adapter for Tivo, and a wireless laptop. The laptop,
>> which is used at work and is part of a domain, cannot
>> connect to the internet. I am using WEP security and
>> verified I have the correct password about five
times. It
>> recognizes the SSID for my network and states that is
is
>> connected but I still don't have an internet
connection on
>> the laptop. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
>>
>
>.
>
August 5, 2004 12:50:54 PM

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The only problem with that is that it is happening on a Windows 2000
computer. The network bridge was a new feature of Windows XP. It's
possible that they would cause problems on a Windows XP computers but
they wouldn't effect the Windows 2000 computer.

anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com wrote:

> I had this problem and had to remove my wireless
> connection from the network bridge on my laptop.
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>To help you we will need to know at least the following.
>>
>>1) What Microsoft Wireless hardware you are using?
>>
>>2) The version of the firmware on your router.
>>
>>3) Which OS you are running on the laptop?
>>
>>4) If you are using Windows XP do you have the Broadband
>
> Network Utility
>
>>installed?
>>
>>5) Is 802.1x authentication enabled, that is if you are
>
> running XP SP1?
>
>>6) If you have tried changing the channel from the
>
> default of 6. (This
>
>>can help if there is other 2.4 Ghz traffic in your area.)
>>
>>7) Can the Tivo connect to the router?
>>
>>That's all I can think of right now. After you answer
>
> these questions
>
>>I'll be able to better answer your question.
>>
>>Kent wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I have a home network using a Microsoft Wireless Base
>>>Station that connects to a DSL modem. The network
>>>consists of two wired desktop computers, a wireless
>
> USB
>
>>>adapter for Tivo, and a wireless laptop. The laptop,
>>>which is used at work and is part of a domain, cannot
>>>connect to the internet. I am using WEP security and
>>>verified I have the correct password about five
>
> times. It
>
>>>recognizes the SSID for my network and states that is
>
> is
>
>>>connected but I still don't have an internet
>
> connection on
>
>>>the laptop. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
>>>
>>
>>.
>>
August 5, 2004 3:26:27 PM

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Thanks for your help so far. The router I have is the MN-
700. I was wasn't sure where to find the firmware
version. The laptop is from Dell and has a built in
wireless card. I guess it probably isn't a card since it
is built in, but you know what I mean.
>-----Original Message-----
>The only problem with that is that it is happening on a
Windows 2000
>computer. The network bridge was a new feature of
Windows XP. It's
>possible that they would cause problems on a Windows XP
computers but
>they wouldn't effect the Windows 2000 computer.
>
>anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com wrote:
>
>> I had this problem and had to remove my wireless
>> connection from the network bridge on my laptop.
>>
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>To help you we will need to know at least the following.
>>>
>>>1) What Microsoft Wireless hardware you are using?
>>>
>>>2) The version of the firmware on your router.
>>>
>>>3) Which OS you are running on the laptop?
>>>
>>>4) If you are using Windows XP do you have the
Broadband
>>
>> Network Utility
>>
>>>installed?
>>>
>>>5) Is 802.1x authentication enabled, that is if you are
>>
>> running XP SP1?
>>
>>>6) If you have tried changing the channel from the
>>
>> default of 6. (This
>>
>>>can help if there is other 2.4 Ghz traffic in your
area.)
>>>
>>>7) Can the Tivo connect to the router?
>>>
>>>That's all I can think of right now. After you answer
>>
>> these questions
>>
>>>I'll be able to better answer your question.
>>>
>>>Kent wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>I have a home network using a Microsoft Wireless Base
>>>>Station that connects to a DSL modem. The network
>>>>consists of two wired desktop computers, a wireless
>>
>> USB
>>
>>>>adapter for Tivo, and a wireless laptop. The laptop,
>>>>which is used at work and is part of a domain, cannot
>>>>connect to the internet. I am using WEP security and
>>>>verified I have the correct password about five
>>
>> times. It
>>
>>>>recognizes the SSID for my network and states that is
>>
>> is
>>
>>>>connected but I still don't have an internet
>>
>> connection on
>>
>>>>the laptop. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
>>>>
>>>
>>>.
>>>
>
>.
>
August 5, 2004 4:35:24 PM

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To find the firmware version you sign into http://192.168.2.1 it should
tell you from there what the firmware version is.

Kent wrote:

> Thanks for your help so far. The router I have is the MN-
> 700. I was wasn't sure where to find the firmware
> version. The laptop is from Dell and has a built in
> wireless card. I guess it probably isn't a card since it
> is built in, but you know what I mean.
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>The only problem with that is that it is happening on a
>
> Windows 2000
>
>>computer. The network bridge was a new feature of
>
> Windows XP. It's
>
>>possible that they would cause problems on a Windows XP
>
> computers but
>
>>they wouldn't effect the Windows 2000 computer.
>>
>>anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I had this problem and had to remove my wireless
>>>connection from the network bridge on my laptop.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>To help you we will need to know at least the following.
>>>>
>>>>1) What Microsoft Wireless hardware you are using?
>>>>
>>>>2) The version of the firmware on your router.
>>>>
>>>>3) Which OS you are running on the laptop?
>>>>
>>>>4) If you are using Windows XP do you have the
>
> Broadband
>
>>>Network Utility
>>>
>>>
>>>>installed?
>>>>
>>>>5) Is 802.1x authentication enabled, that is if you are
>>>
>>>running XP SP1?
>>>
>>>
>>>>6) If you have tried changing the channel from the
>>>
>>>default of 6. (This
>>>
>>>
>>>>can help if there is other 2.4 Ghz traffic in your
>
> area.)
>
>>>>7) Can the Tivo connect to the router?
>>>>
>>>>That's all I can think of right now. After you answer
>>>
>>>these questions
>>>
>>>
>>>>I'll be able to better answer your question.
>>>>
>>>>Kent wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I have a home network using a Microsoft Wireless Base
>>>>>Station that connects to a DSL modem. The network
>>>>>consists of two wired desktop computers, a wireless
>>>
>>>USB
>>>
>>>
>>>>>adapter for Tivo, and a wireless laptop. The laptop,
>>>>>which is used at work and is part of a domain, cannot
>>>>>connect to the internet. I am using WEP security and
>>>>>verified I have the correct password about five
>>>
>>>times. It
>>>
>>>
>>>>>recognizes the SSID for my network and states that is
>>>
>>>is
>>>
>>>
>>>>>connected but I still don't have an internet
>>>
>>>connection on
>>>
>>>
>>>>>the laptop. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>.
>>>>
>>
>>.
>>
August 5, 2004 4:35:25 PM

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Ok, thanks. I'll go look for it.
>-----Original Message-----
>To find the firmware version you sign into
http://192.168.2.1 it should
>tell you from there what the firmware version is.
>
>Kent wrote:
>
>> Thanks for your help so far. The router I have is the
MN-
>> 700. I was wasn't sure where to find the firmware
>> version. The laptop is from Dell and has a built in
>> wireless card. I guess it probably isn't a card since
it
>> is built in, but you know what I mean.
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>The only problem with that is that it is happening on a
>>
>> Windows 2000
>>
>>>computer. The network bridge was a new feature of
>>
>> Windows XP. It's
>>
>>>possible that they would cause problems on a Windows XP
>>
>> computers but
>>
>>>they wouldn't effect the Windows 2000 computer.
>>>
>>>anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>I had this problem and had to remove my wireless
>>>>connection from the network bridge on my laptop.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>To help you we will need to know at least the
following.
>>>>>
>>>>>1) What Microsoft Wireless hardware you are using?
>>>>>
>>>>>2) The version of the firmware on your router.
>>>>>
>>>>>3) Which OS you are running on the laptop?
>>>>>
>>>>>4) If you are using Windows XP do you have the
>>
>> Broadband
>>
>>>>Network Utility
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>installed?
>>>>>
>>>>>5) Is 802.1x authentication enabled, that is if you
are
>>>>
>>>>running XP SP1?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>6) If you have tried changing the channel from the
>>>>
>>>>default of 6. (This
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>can help if there is other 2.4 Ghz traffic in your
>>
>> area.)
>>
>>>>>7) Can the Tivo connect to the router?
>>>>>
>>>>>That's all I can think of right now. After you
answer
>>>>
>>>>these questions
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I'll be able to better answer your question.
>>>>>
>>>>>Kent wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>I have a home network using a Microsoft Wireless
Base
>>>>>>Station that connects to a DSL modem. The network
>>>>>>consists of two wired desktop computers, a wireless
>>>>
>>>>USB
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>adapter for Tivo, and a wireless laptop. The
laptop,
>>>>>>which is used at work and is part of a domain,
cannot
>>>>>>connect to the internet. I am using WEP security
and
>>>>>>verified I have the correct password about five
>>>>
>>>>times. It
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>recognizes the SSID for my network and states that
is
>>>>
>>>>is
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>connected but I still don't have an internet
>>>>
>>>>connection on
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>the laptop. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>.
>>>>>
>>>
>>>.
>>>
>
>.
>
August 6, 2004 10:39:23 AM

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Hey Joker,

Thanks for all your help! I got it working. It turned
out that the router would not accept the Alpha Numeric WEP
password. It worked fine when I typed in the Hexdecimal
version of the password. You would think that it would be
more specific and tell you that the password is no good
rather than just saying it's connected and not letting
anything work. Oh well, it's working now. Thanks again.

>-----Original Message-----
>Ok, thanks. I'll go look for it.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>To find the firmware version you sign into
>http://192.168.2.1 it should
>>tell you from there what the firmware version is.
>>
>>Kent wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks for your help so far. The router I have is the
>MN-
>>> 700. I was wasn't sure where to find the firmware
>>> version. The laptop is from Dell and has a built in
>>> wireless card. I guess it probably isn't a card since
>it
>>> is built in, but you know what I mean.
>>>
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>The only problem with that is that it is happening on
a
>>>
>>> Windows 2000
>>>
>>>>computer. The network bridge was a new feature of
>>>
>>> Windows XP. It's
>>>
>>>>possible that they would cause problems on a Windows
XP
>>>
>>> computers but
>>>
>>>>they wouldn't effect the Windows 2000 computer.
>>>>
>>>>anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I had this problem and had to remove my wireless
>>>>>connection from the network bridge on my laptop.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>>To help you we will need to know at least the
>following.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>1) What Microsoft Wireless hardware you are using?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>2) The version of the firmware on your router.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>3) Which OS you are running on the laptop?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>4) If you are using Windows XP do you have the
>>>
>>> Broadband
>>>
>>>>>Network Utility
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>installed?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>5) Is 802.1x authentication enabled, that is if you
>are
>>>>>
>>>>>running XP SP1?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>6) If you have tried changing the channel from the
>>>>>
>>>>>default of 6. (This
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>can help if there is other 2.4 Ghz traffic in your
>>>
>>> area.)
>>>
>>>>>>7) Can the Tivo connect to the router?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>That's all I can think of right now. After you
>answer
>>>>>
>>>>>these questions
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>I'll be able to better answer your question.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Kent wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>I have a home network using a Microsoft Wireless
>Base
>>>>>>>Station that connects to a DSL modem. The network
>>>>>>>consists of two wired desktop computers, a wireless
>>>>>
>>>>>USB
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>>adapter for Tivo, and a wireless laptop. The
>laptop,
>>>>>>>which is used at work and is part of a domain,
>cannot
>>>>>>>connect to the internet. I am using WEP security
>and
>>>>>>>verified I have the correct password about five
>>>>>
>>>>>times. It
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>>recognizes the SSID for my network and states that
>is
>>>>>
>>>>>is
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>>connected but I still don't have an internet
>>>>>
>>>>>connection on
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>>the laptop. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>.
>>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>.
>>>>
>>
>>.
>>
>.
>
August 6, 2004 10:53:56 PM

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Well the MN-500 & MN-700 when you enter a password in that is to long
will ignore any extra numbers or letters you type in. That is why it
said that it was ok in the router. Windows XP however also supports
entering an ASCII key which the Microsoft routers do not support. You
either have to convert the hexadecimal value in an ASCII value or just
use a hexadecimal value. As to why Windows XP says that it is connected
is a Windows XP issue and thus a Windows XP or general networking
newsgroup my be a better place to discuss that issue, as it has nothing
to do with the Microsoft networking hardware which this newsgroup supports.

Kent wrote:

> Hey Joker,
>
> Thanks for all your help! I got it working. It turned
> out that the router would not accept the Alpha Numeric WEP
> password. It worked fine when I typed in the Hexdecimal
> version of the password. You would think that it would be
> more specific and tell you that the password is no good
> rather than just saying it's connected and not letting
> anything work. Oh well, it's working now. Thanks again.
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Ok, thanks. I'll go look for it.
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>To find the firmware version you sign into
>>
>>http://192.168.2.1 it should
>>
>>>tell you from there what the firmware version is.
>>>
>>>Kent wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Thanks for your help so far. The router I have is the
>>
>>MN-
>>
>>>>700. I was wasn't sure where to find the firmware
>>>>version. The laptop is from Dell and has a built in
>>>>wireless card. I guess it probably isn't a card since
>>
>>it
>>
>>>>is built in, but you know what I mean.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>The only problem with that is that it is happening on
>
> a
>
>>>>Windows 2000
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>computer. The network bridge was a new feature of
>>>>
>>>>Windows XP. It's
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>possible that they would cause problems on a Windows
>
> XP
>
>>>>computers but
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>they wouldn't effect the Windows 2000 computer.
>>>>>
>>>>>anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>I had this problem and had to remove my wireless
>>>>>>connection from the network bridge on my laptop.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>>>To help you we will need to know at least the
>>
>>following.
>>
>>>>>>>1) What Microsoft Wireless hardware you are using?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>2) The version of the firmware on your router.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>3) Which OS you are running on the laptop?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>4) If you are using Windows XP do you have the
>>>>
>>>>Broadband
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>Network Utility
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>installed?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>5) Is 802.1x authentication enabled, that is if you
>>
>>are
>>
>>>>>>running XP SP1?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>6) If you have tried changing the channel from the
>>>>>>
>>>>>>default of 6. (This
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>can help if there is other 2.4 Ghz traffic in your
>>>>
>>>>area.)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>>7) Can the Tivo connect to the router?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>That's all I can think of right now. After you
>>
>>answer
>>
>>>>>>these questions
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>I'll be able to better answer your question.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Kent wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>I have a home network using a Microsoft Wireless
>>
>>Base
>>
>>>>>>>>Station that connects to a DSL modem. The network
>>>>>>>>consists of two wired desktop computers, a wireless
>>>>>>
>>>>>>USB
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>adapter for Tivo, and a wireless laptop. The
>>
>>laptop,
>>
>>>>>>>>which is used at work and is part of a domain,
>>
>>cannot
>>
>>>>>>>>connect to the internet. I am using WEP security
>>
>>and
>>
>>>>>>>>verified I have the correct password about five
>>>>>>
>>>>>>times. It
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>recognizes the SSID for my network and states that
>>
>>is
>>
>>>>>>is
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>connected but I still don't have an internet
>>>>>>
>>>>>>connection on
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>the laptop. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>.
>>>>>
>>>
>>>.
>>>
>>
>>.
>>
!