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17-Feb-2011, 10:56 PM #1
Wireless Help Please.. ATHEROS + WINDOWS XP
windows xp serv pack 3
Atheros AR5B95 wireless internet adapter
netgear router n 150 WnR 1000 v2

ive tried basically everything and all the tech supports are trying to charge me an arm and two legs for support.. Can see the network but when i try to connect it says "Waiting on Network"

Tried power down, different security settings, and other things but i cant seem to get thru.. please help


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : AnnComputer
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-22-84-C5-AE
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 17, 2011 5:58:56 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, February 18, 2011 5:58:56 PM

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B95 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0C-EE-E6-A4-8C-A7

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm HS-USB Ethernet Adaptor 9212
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-A0-C6-00-00-00
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18-Feb-2011, 03:21 AM #2
Silly question I know, but is your ethernet cable connected ? Is so, disconnect and try again.
Did you power down the modem too ?
You could delete the network and create a new one.
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18-Feb-2011, 05:02 AM #3
anything else working on the router

that look like a good Ethernet connection, as you are getting an IP

Is the cable connection working OK and we are trying to solve a wireless issue or is cable and wireless not working

lets see the following ping tests

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{Ping Tests}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping 192.168.1.1
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Ping google.com
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Ping 209.183.226.152
post back results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste
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{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_d...d_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
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18-Feb-2011, 09:59 AM #4
Disable encryption and MAC Address filtering (or access control) on the router and try to connect. If successful you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.
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18-Feb-2011, 03:33 PM #5
Are you using the Windows Wireless manager, or a third party one?
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18-Feb-2011, 05:26 PM #6
ethernet cable connection is good just having wireless problem

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\Documents and Settings\Anthony Leak>ping 192.168.1.1
Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
C:\Documents and Settings\Anthony Leak>ping google.com
Pinging google.com [66.102.7.99] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 66.102.7.99: bytes=32 time=14ms TTL=54
Reply from 66.102.7.99: bytes=32 time=24ms TTL=54
Reply from 66.102.7.99: bytes=32 time=25ms TTL=54
Reply from 66.102.7.99: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=54
Ping statistics for 66.102.7.99:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 13ms, Maximum = 25ms, Average = 19ms
C:\Documents and Settings\Anthony Leak>ping 209.183.226.152
Pinging 209.183.226.152 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 209.183.226.152: bytes=32 time=81ms TTL=48
Reply from 209.183.226.152: bytes=32 time=85ms TTL=48
Reply from 209.183.226.152: bytes=32 time=79ms TTL=48
Reply from 209.183.226.152: bytes=32 time=87ms TTL=48
Ping statistics for 209.183.226.152:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 79ms, Maximum = 87ms, Average = 83ms
C:\Documents and Settings\Anthony Leak>
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18-Feb-2011, 05:29 PM #7
so can we see an xirrus screen shot and also the tests when you try and connect by wireless
if cable is working fine then the results will show working fine
disconnect cable and use wireless
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18-Feb-2011, 11:38 PM #8
xxirus and framework didnt work.
disabled security and access control..
it started to connect but is now stuck in aquiring network address

wat next?
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19-Feb-2011, 03:07 AM #9
can you connect with a cable and test if it will connect that way

what error message did you get from xirrus and .net ?
are you logged as administrator
is this a personal PC or company PC

can we see what services are started and running - see below

would you do a tcp/ip and post the results


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{Services}
post back the status - started/stopped and automatic/manual
Check your Services are Started on all PCs:
  • COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
  • Computer Browser
  • DHCP Client
  • DNS Client
  • Network Connections
  • Network Location Awareness
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • Server
  • TCP/IP Netbios helper
  • Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations only)
  • WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations only)
  • Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).

If a service is not running, open it's properties and check the dependencies. Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running.

Checking the event log is also a good idea here, there may be clues to what is failing.
Start > control panel > administrative tools > event Viewer

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TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.

Post back the results here
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste
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19-Feb-2011, 04:05 AM #10
framework error was something about the existing version..
Computer Browser is stopped.. i tried to start it but it stopped again.. also i had to start Wlan auto config..
Did the resets but still stuck on aquiring network...

ok when i disable the security it connects but soon as i put it back on it disconnects... i dont want anyone jumpin on ths connection
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ok when i disable the security it connects but soon as i put it back on it disconnects... i dont want anyone jumpin on ths connection
what type of security are you using ?
WPA - WEP - WPA2 ?

Quote:
start Wlan auto config.
there maybe an issue there - if you reboot the PC does it now stay running
If you have XP - then you should have WZC not WLAN Auto config - dont understand that answer - please explain further

How many PCs do you have ?
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19-Feb-2011, 04:16 AM #12
Problem solved!!! it was the security... switched it to Wpa2-PSK AES
Full connection
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19-Feb-2011, 04:47 AM #13
excellent

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