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May 18, 2004 12:09:13 AM

Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

I had a laptop with a wireless card in it that connected to a Linksys
802.11b WAP for use on my home network. That system used Win2K. I recently
replaced that laptop with one that has built-in wirless capability and it
runs XP Professional. It still connects to my home netowrk via the same
Linksys WAP. Most of the time the connection works fine but occasionally I
get a message that says no wirless network is available. That is then
replaced by one telling me several wirless networks are avaleable and to
select one. Besides the Linksys connection that list usually includes
belkin and 1 other network. I have no belkin equipment in the house. If
the system automatically selects belkin it usually says it has low signal
strength. In order to get the Linksys connection back I need to disable the
wireless connection and re-enable it. Where is it getting the belkin from
and is there a way to prevent it from ever trying to use that network. Also
my WAP is only inches from teh laptop so I don't understand why it would
lose the connection. I do have a 2.4Ghz phone on the desk and when I use
the handset I sometimes lose the wireless connection but I understand that
is because both the phone and the WAP operate at 2.4 Ghz. but this happens
even when the phone is not in use. Lastly, the old laptop never lost the
wireless connection, even when I was using the phone's handset.

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May 18, 2004 4:45:39 AM

Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

Disable Windows Zero Configuration.

Rob
"Joe Ventre" <joeventre@adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:p 6KdnYpBGoyvyTTdRVn-tw@adelphia.com...
> I had a laptop with a wireless card in it that connected to a Linksys
> 802.11b WAP for use on my home network. That system used Win2K. I
recently
> replaced that laptop with one that has built-in wirless capability and it
> runs XP Professional. It still connects to my home netowrk via the same
> Linksys WAP. Most of the time the connection works fine but occasionally
I
> get a message that says no wirless network is available. That is then
> replaced by one telling me several wirless networks are avaleable and to
> select one. Besides the Linksys connection that list usually includes
> belkin and 1 other network. I have no belkin equipment in the house. If
> the system automatically selects belkin it usually says it has low signal
> strength. In order to get the Linksys connection back I need to disable
the
> wireless connection and re-enable it. Where is it getting the belkin from
> and is there a way to prevent it from ever trying to use that network.
Also
> my WAP is only inches from teh laptop so I don't understand why it would
> lose the connection. I do have a 2.4Ghz phone on the desk and when I use
> the handset I sometimes lose the wireless connection but I understand that
> is because both the phone and the WAP operate at 2.4 Ghz. but this happens
> even when the phone is not in use. Lastly, the old laptop never lost the
> wireless connection, even when I was using the phone's handset.
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 18, 2004 5:50:09 AM

Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

And make your SSID a preferred network. Make sure that there are no other
preferred networks configured.

Ron Bandes, CCNP, CTT+, etc.

"Rob" <longpre@rogers.com> wrote in message
news:T0dqc.5$Zxc.0@news04.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com...
> Disable Windows Zero Configuration.
>
> Rob
> "Joe Ventre" <joeventre@adelphia.net> wrote in message
> news:p 6KdnYpBGoyvyTTdRVn-tw@adelphia.com...
> > I had a laptop with a wireless card in it that connected to a Linksys
> > 802.11b WAP for use on my home network. That system used Win2K. I
> recently
> > replaced that laptop with one that has built-in wirless capability and
it
> > runs XP Professional. It still connects to my home netowrk via the same
> > Linksys WAP. Most of the time the connection works fine but
occasionally
> I
> > get a message that says no wirless network is available. That is then
> > replaced by one telling me several wirless networks are avaleable and to
> > select one. Besides the Linksys connection that list usually includes
> > belkin and 1 other network. I have no belkin equipment in the house.
If
> > the system automatically selects belkin it usually says it has low
signal
> > strength. In order to get the Linksys connection back I need to disable
> the
> > wireless connection and re-enable it. Where is it getting the belkin
from
> > and is there a way to prevent it from ever trying to use that network.
> Also
> > my WAP is only inches from teh laptop so I don't understand why it would
> > lose the connection. I do have a 2.4Ghz phone on the desk and when I
use
> > the handset I sometimes lose the wireless connection but I understand
that
> > is because both the phone and the WAP operate at 2.4 Ghz. but this
happens
> > even when the phone is not in use. Lastly, the old laptop never lost
the
> > wireless connection, even when I was using the phone's handset.
> >
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 18, 2004 11:24:29 AM

Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

How do I disable ZeroConfig? I can't find anything about this in Windows
Help.

"Rob" <longpre@rogers.com> wrote in message
news:T0dqc.5$Zxc.0@news04.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com...
> Disable Windows Zero Configuration.
>
> Rob
> "Joe Ventre" <joeventre@adelphia.net> wrote in message
> news:p 6KdnYpBGoyvyTTdRVn-tw@adelphia.com...
> > I had a laptop with a wireless card in it that connected to a Linksys
> > 802.11b WAP for use on my home network. That system used Win2K. I
> recently
> > replaced that laptop with one that has built-in wirless capability and
it
> > runs XP Professional. It still connects to my home netowrk via the same
> > Linksys WAP. Most of the time the connection works fine but
occasionally
> I
> > get a message that says no wirless network is available. That is then
> > replaced by one telling me several wirless networks are avaleable and to
> > select one. Besides the Linksys connection that list usually includes
> > belkin and 1 other network. I have no belkin equipment in the house.
If
> > the system automatically selects belkin it usually says it has low
signal
> > strength. In order to get the Linksys connection back I need to disable
> the
> > wireless connection and re-enable it. Where is it getting the belkin
from
> > and is there a way to prevent it from ever trying to use that network.
> Also
> > my WAP is only inches from teh laptop so I don't understand why it would
> > lose the connection. I do have a 2.4Ghz phone on the desk and when I
use
> > the handset I sometimes lose the wireless connection but I understand
that
> > is because both the phone and the WAP operate at 2.4 Ghz. but this
happens
> > even when the phone is not in use. Lastly, the old laptop never lost
the
> > wireless connection, even when I was using the phone's handset.
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 18, 2004 4:56:46 PM

Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

Start / All Programs / Administrative Tools / Services -> right-click on
Wireless Zero Configuration -> change Startup Type to Disabled

Ron Bandes, CCNP, CTT+, etc.

"Joe Ventre" <joeventre@adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:1MudnfDQr6vmbzTdRVn-jw@adelphia.com...
> How do I disable ZeroConfig? I can't find anything about this in Windows
> Help.
>
> "Rob" <longpre@rogers.com> wrote in message
> news:T0dqc.5$Zxc.0@news04.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com...
> > Disable Windows Zero Configuration.
> >
> > Rob
> > "Joe Ventre" <joeventre@adelphia.net> wrote in message
> > news:p 6KdnYpBGoyvyTTdRVn-tw@adelphia.com...
> > > I had a laptop with a wireless card in it that connected to a Linksys
> > > 802.11b WAP for use on my home network. That system used Win2K. I
> > recently
> > > replaced that laptop with one that has built-in wirless capability and
> it
> > > runs XP Professional. It still connects to my home netowrk via the
same
> > > Linksys WAP. Most of the time the connection works fine but
> occasionally
> > I
> > > get a message that says no wirless network is available. That is then
> > > replaced by one telling me several wirless networks are avaleable and
to
> > > select one. Besides the Linksys connection that list usually includes
> > > belkin and 1 other network. I have no belkin equipment in the house.
> If
> > > the system automatically selects belkin it usually says it has low
> signal
> > > strength. In order to get the Linksys connection back I need to
disable
> > the
> > > wireless connection and re-enable it. Where is it getting the belkin
> from
> > > and is there a way to prevent it from ever trying to use that network.
> > Also
> > > my WAP is only inches from teh laptop so I don't understand why it
would
> > > lose the connection. I do have a 2.4Ghz phone on the desk and when I
> use
> > > the handset I sometimes lose the wireless connection but I understand
> that
> > > is because both the phone and the WAP operate at 2.4 Ghz. but this
> happens
> > > even when the phone is not in use. Lastly, the old laptop never lost
> the
> > > wireless connection, even when I was using the phone's handset.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 18, 2004 11:59:25 PM

Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

Sounds like a "feature" of Window's Wireless Zero Configuration service.
Try MAC filterinif your router supports this.

"Joe Ventre" <joeventre@adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:p 6KdnYpBGoyvyTTdRVn-tw@adelphia.com...
> I had a laptop with a wireless card in it that connected to a Linksys
> 802.11b WAP for use on my home network. That system used Win2K. I
recently
> replaced that laptop with one that has built-in wirless capability and it
> runs XP Professional. It still connects to my home netowrk via the same
> Linksys WAP. Most of the time the connection works fine but occasionally
I
> get a message that says no wirless network is available. That is then
> replaced by one telling me several wirless networks are avaleable and to
> select one. Besides the Linksys connection that list usually includes
> belkin and 1 other network. I have no belkin equipment in the house. If
> the system automatically selects belkin it usually says it has low signal
> strength. In order to get the Linksys connection back I need to disable
the
> wireless connection and re-enable it. Where is it getting the belkin from
> and is there a way to prevent it from ever trying to use that network.
Also
> my WAP is only inches from teh laptop so I don't understand why it would
> lose the connection. I do have a 2.4Ghz phone on the desk and when I use
> the handset I sometimes lose the wireless connection but I understand that
> is because both the phone and the WAP operate at 2.4 Ghz. but this happens
> even when the phone is not in use. Lastly, the old laptop never lost the
> wireless connection, even when I was using the phone's handset.
>
>
May 20, 2004 3:13:17 PM

Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

Belkin is a neighbor's WAP your computer is trying to join. You can
apparently see others, as well.

If your network is named Linksys, you might be trying to connect to a
neighbor's WAP, also named Linksys (I think this is default for all Linksys
WAP's). This would explain why the signal was so weak when you're sitting
right next to your WAP.

Rename your WAP to another, unique name. If you don't see two Linksys AP's
simultaneously, they may be fighting for the same wireless channel (maybe all
Linksys WAP's default to the same channel?). I suggest you change the channel
on your WAP, also.

Good luck,
--
DaveC
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May 21, 2004 10:36:15 AM

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In article <lZdqc.30186$MH.12001184@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>, "Ron
Bandes" <RunderscoreBandes @yah00.com> says...
> And make your SSID a preferred network. Make sure that there are no other
> preferred networks configured.
> Ron Bandes, CCNP, CTT+, etc.

And make your SSID a unique rather than a default name.

But, you gotta wary of the stock answer: "Disable Windows Zero
Configuration" which I see posted all the time.

MANY popular PC cards have no stand alone configuration utility and
require WZC to be enabled.
!