Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : dharma
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR FA311 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-E3-03-52-D3
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 8:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys AE1000 #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-9C-F0-9D-00
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.121
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
do you have two computers.. just one?
ANS: I have 6 computers on a domain (dgtloffz.biz) with 2 domain controllers (KONG W2k3 server -192.168.1.113, and NORMAN, W2K8 server -192.168.1.119) and an ActionTec M1424-WR router (DHCO server) from Verizon as the gateway (192.168.1.1) using FIOS for internet connectivity.Will we be able to speak to you on one computer if we run diagnostics on another..
ANS: 4 computers have been connecting with each other and to the internet for months, no problem. The 5th is VISTA Home laptop that connects wirelessly OK.
The 6th is the problem. It's a WinXP-SP3 workstation which has had a US Robotics MAXg PCI card for wireless connection to the router. Worked intermittently. Uninstalled driver and utility. Removed card.
Replaced it 3 days ago with a CISCO Linksys AE1000 USB adapter and its driver & management utility. Says "connected". but browsing lan network fails. A hard wired CAT-5 cable was used on NETGEAR FA-331 PCI card to join workstation to domain. Worked. But I cannot keep a cable running down hallway and upstairs.Dis-joined the domain; Removed cable. Created WORKGROUP..
Used both DHCP client and fixed IP addressing. Cannot browse LAN or see any network member..
Ping fails = "host unreachable". Internet access fails.
Even though it cannot browse the lan network..Does the xp sp3 workstation connect to the internet through the adapter?
ANS: The xp workstation cannot get to the internet without first connecting to the router (which it cannot do). The wireless adapter alone won't get it there.
The VISTA Home Premium laptop (hard-coded as 192.168.1.115) can't join the domain ("Home" version) but can connect wirelessly to the ActionTec router and access the internet. No issues.
win xp-sp3 workstation booted into safe mode with networking
ipconfig /all shows Linkswys wireless NIC's hard-coded setup as usual (192.168.1.121, etc.)
ping 192.168.1.1 returns "Request timed out" 4 times. Failed 4 times.
windows firewall turned off.
VIPRE client at XP workstation uninstalled. rebooted. checked ipconfig /all and ping 192.168.1.1.
results identical. "Request timed out" 4 times.
ping localhost and ping 127.0.0.1 but return replies with 32-bits pf data.
No, DHCP cannot give any IP information to the wireless adapter.
DHCP is "off" because I have hard-coded the network address that is suitable for the LAN network segment -- 192.168.1.aaa
Without that fixed IP, the wireless card searches for a long time then defaults to the standard alternate IP address: 169.xxx.yyy.zzz which would certainly not work.
The router is broadcasting the SSID.
I have all that: the SSID network name, 64-bit shareds WEP hexadecimal password, channel =6, etc.. ANS: Yes, the Vista machine is able to see the network wirelessly and this machine isn't. There is a problem with the USB Adapter network adapter.
Either configuration issues even possibly driver problems or possibly defective. Have you tried this USB adapter with a different machine?
ANS: No, I haven't tried the Linksys adapter in another machine.
I like your guidance and what you're thinking. I have to take my wife out to dinner right now; so I'll be away for an hour or so.
I don't know how this "JustAnswer" system works; so I will accept your answer as a good general direction so you can get paid. But I want to contiue to work with you, Is there a way we can arrange that?
YOU are a gentleman. A appreciate your willingness to stick with me on this. I'll leave this chat window open.
Sorry. We got back really late from dinner on Saturday. And I was away from home all day Sunday,
I have been lucky. Ot was a stupid detail.
I installed the wireless NIC inyto another computer. It too saw the wireless access point but could not connect. That made me certain there was some hand-shaking detail that was wrong. I checked everything set on the wireless NIC again and again. I tried the hex password XXXXX case & lower case. Nothing.
The problen was with the Verizon router. It was configured to set the wireless channel autonatically (the default). I had just left it alone. It worked for two other laptops just fine. I fixed the challel at #6 and rebooted the router. Tried again and the NIC connected immediately.
I said you had set me on the right track. You reminded me to double check every step down to the deepest detail. That well-known repair strategy is what resolved this mess. -- DON'T TRUST THE DEFAULT or AUTOMATIC SETTINGS. Doublr check yourv work all the way along.
Thanks. Janes XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX .
Did you get credit foec the solution?
It seemed to me that it might be going to D.Sandlin, the guy who first started the response chain, even though the "accept" was on one of your replies. Added posituve feedback and a little pourboire .for you. Plus a note that this acceptance should be going to you. Let me know.