Cannot ping via wireless - Netgear DG834G + WG111

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I've just bought a Netgear DG834G adsl router + WG111 adapter and I'm having
a bit of a problem. I've setup the router via ethernet cable, and I've
installed the adapter drivers. I've scanned for the network, it appeared, I
connect to it, and the signal strength is excellent. However, when I remove
the ethernet cable from my PC to rely solely on wireless I cannot even ping
the router, let alone access the admin tools.

When I check my IP address with wires, everything is as expected
(192.168.0.2), however with just wireless, it's even not assigning my IP
address correctly.

I've tried this with and without WEP security turned on, but the same thing
happens. I must be overlooking something obvious - any ideas? This is
driving me nuts. Apologies for my lack of techie abilities.
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    "Jambo" <jambo@spam.com> wrote in message
    news:ceojkl$fio$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
    > I've just bought a Netgear DG834G adsl router + WG111 adapter and I'm
    having
    > a bit of a problem. I've setup the router via ethernet cable, and I've
    > installed the adapter drivers. I've scanned for the network, it appeared,
    I
    > connect to it, and the signal strength is excellent. However, when I
    remove
    > the ethernet cable from my PC to rely solely on wireless I cannot even
    ping
    > the router, let alone access the admin tools.
    >
    > When I check my IP address with wires, everything is as expected
    > (192.168.0.2), however with just wireless, it's even not assigning my IP
    > address correctly.
    >
    > I've tried this with and without WEP security turned on, but the same
    thing
    > happens. I must be overlooking something obvious - any ideas? This is
    > driving me nuts. Apologies for my lack of techie abilities.

    There is a program included in the download at this link called Scantool.
    Install and run it. It will tell if your computer is detecting the AP
    wirelessly.

    http://www.proxim.com/support/all/orinoco/software/dl2002_orinoco_ap2000_20.html

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

    "Jambo" <jambo@spam.com> wrote......

    > I've just bought a Netgear DG834G adsl router + WG111 adapter and I'm
    having
    > a bit of a problem. I've setup the router via ethernet cable, and I've
    > installed the adapter drivers. I've scanned for the network, it appeared,
    I
    > connect to it, and the signal strength is excellent. However, when I
    remove
    > the ethernet cable from my PC to rely solely on wireless I cannot even
    ping
    > the router, let alone access the admin tools.
    >
    > When I check my IP address with wires, everything is as expected
    > (192.168.0.2), however with just wireless, it's even not assigning my IP
    > address correctly.
    >
    > I've tried this with and without WEP security turned on, but the same
    thing
    > happens. I must be overlooking something obvious - any ideas? This is
    > driving me nuts. Apologies for my lack of techie abilities.

    I forgot to mention that a friend of mine has successfully connected to my
    router with their own laptop/wireless card so I'm pretty sure the problem
    lies in my setup abilities of the WG111/windows xp...
  3. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    If you've installed the Netgear Wireless utility and also have Windows
    XP enabled to control your wireless device, you will have issues.
    Disable the WZC utility and use the one from Netgear. Now for the
    basics: Check to make sure the SSID and Channel are exactly the same.
    Make sure that you're in INFRASTURCTURE MODE instead of ADHOC unless
    necessary. Finally, check the Device Manager and see if your WG111 is
    visible and doesn't show any errors. Anyway, I hope these suggestions
    help.


    On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 18:56:40 +0100, "Jambo" <jambo@spam.com> wrote:

    >I've just bought a Netgear DG834G adsl router + WG111 adapter and I'm having
    >a bit of a problem. I've setup the router via ethernet cable, and I've
    >installed the adapter drivers. I've scanned for the network, it appeared, I
    >connect to it, and the signal strength is excellent. However, when I remove
    >the ethernet cable from my PC to rely solely on wireless I cannot even ping
    >the router, let alone access the admin tools.
    >
    >When I check my IP address with wires, everything is as expected
    >(192.168.0.2), however with just wireless, it's even not assigning my IP
    >address correctly.
    >
    >I've tried this with and without WEP security turned on, but the same thing
    >happens. I must be overlooking something obvious - any ideas? This is
    >driving me nuts. Apologies for my lack of techie abilities.
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    "AG" <atenor@email.com> wrote.....

    > There is a program included in the download at this link called Scantool.
    > Install and run it. It will tell if your computer is detecting the AP
    > wirelessly.

    Thanks - I'm currently on dial-up so 70Mb will take quite a while. In the
    meantime, if you have any ideas for me to try...
  5. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    "Jambo" <jambo@spam.com> wrote in message
    news:ceomsm$ibh$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
    > "AG" <atenor@email.com> wrote.....
    >
    > > There is a program included in the download at this link called
    Scantool.
    > > Install and run it. It will tell if your computer is detecting the AP
    > > wirelessly.
    >
    > Thanks - I'm currently on dial-up so 70Mb will take quite a while. In the
    > meantime, if you have any ideas for me to try...
    >
    I can put the program alone on my web site. Send me an email to the
    email.com address and I'll send you a link. It's no big deal but I don't
    want the entire world looking for that file on my personal site. I do have
    bandwidth limitations and I'm the SysAdmin so I must be responsible. :-)
    AG
  6. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    sorry, i've just posted a similar plea further up.

    it must be the wg111, cos again, i'm connecting no problem cabled, or other
    wifi card,
    but the wg111 is dropping.
    it seems to connect for 5 secs then cut off.
    I've disabled wireless zero config,
    checked SSID etc
    have switched off WEP

    is this a very new product?
    there are no updates on the netgear site, and practically no support.
    It's install seemed strange,
    and the 'smart wizard', as you can imagine from the title
    is neither clever, nor does magic, in fact it never works from the desktop
    icon, nor indeed running the .exe
    i only get the wizard utility when i shove in the wg111!

    anything would be appreciated,

    even humorous abuse,

    thanks

    ian cairns


    "Doug Jamal" <unimportantbishiv6atyahoodotcom@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:ffovg0ln0aksj988ha0ridtklt6kchv1ft@4ax.com...
    > If you've installed the Netgear Wireless utility and also have Windows
    > XP enabled to control your wireless device, you will have issues.
    > Disable the WZC utility and use the one from Netgear. Now for the
    > basics: Check to make sure the SSID and Channel are exactly the same.
    > Make sure that you're in INFRASTURCTURE MODE instead of ADHOC unless
    > necessary. Finally, check the Device Manager and see if your WG111 is
    > visible and doesn't show any errors. Anyway, I hope these suggestions
    > help.
    >
    >
    > On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 18:56:40 +0100, "Jambo" <jambo@spam.com> wrote:
    >
    > >I've just bought a Netgear DG834G adsl router + WG111 adapter and I'm
    having
    > >a bit of a problem. I've setup the router via ethernet cable, and I've
    > >installed the adapter drivers. I've scanned for the network, it
    appeared, I
    > >connect to it, and the signal strength is excellent. However, when I
    remove
    > >the ethernet cable from my PC to rely solely on wireless I cannot even
    ping
    > >the router, let alone access the admin tools.
    > >
    > >When I check my IP address with wires, everything is as expected
    > >(192.168.0.2), however with just wireless, it's even not assigning my IP
    > >address correctly.
    > >
    > >I've tried this with and without WEP security turned on, but the same
    thing
    > >happens. I must be overlooking something obvious - any ideas? This is
    > >driving me nuts. Apologies for my lack of techie abilities.
    > >
    >
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