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Need help connecting one computer on a three comp network!!

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  1. wtshipp

    wtshipp Thread Starter

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    I have two PC's and a laptop pm my network. One pc is connected to a Linksys BEFW11S4 router. The two pc's are under Win 2000 SP4 and the laptop is under XP. I condigured the router to WPA to secure the network. One computer is connected via Cat 5 cable to the router. The laptop and other pc are wireless. The laptop using XP connect ok using the My Network Places window and entering the passwork I setup on the router. The other pc will not connect. How do I configure it. I have McAfee firewall on each and have configured it to accept any computer on the network. Thanx
     
  2. etaf

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    take the secruity off and see if the PC connects

    also post an IPCONFIG /ALL here - see how later

    also is the wireless switched on on the laptop some laptops have a physical switch others have combination of key strokes

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    start>
    control panel>
    system>
    hardware tab>
    device manager button>

    network adapters
    click on the + sign

    post backs whats there

    also any ! X or ?
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    Free software to check signal strength of wireless is netstumbler 0.4.0 available for download from http://www.stumbler.net/
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    ipconfig /all

    TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

    ONE ---------------------------------
    start
    run
    cmd
    ipconfig /all

    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste

    TWO -----------------------------------------------

    Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:

    IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

    Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.
     
  3. wtshipp

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    I couldn't send the ipconfig paramenters from the wireless computer because it will not connect. As I said in my original thread the laptop works fine. The paramatersfor the pc that won't connect are as follows.

    Windows 2000 IP Config
    Host name Tom3
    Primary DNS Suffix blank
    Node Type Broadcast
    IP Routing enabled No
    Wins Proxy enabled No

    Thanks for your help

    PS. The three computers were networked and working before I activated the security through the router.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    You omitted the most important part of the IPCONFIG display! :confused:
     
  5. TerryNet

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    You may need a driver update for that wireless adapter to support WPA.
     
  6. wtshipp

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    The rest of the ipconfig is as follows:

    Ethernet Adaptor - Cable Disconnected
    Description - Amtel USB FastVNET <505a> #2
    Physical Address - 00-06-F4-0B-F6-FB

    Sorry I didn't think this was needed!!!
     
  7. wtshipp

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    Downloaded Win2000 updated deiver and nothing changed!!!
     
  8. JohnWill

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    You STILL missed all the IP address information, which is what we are actually most interested in.

    A "complete" IPCONFIG looks like this, and you should post all of it when requested. All the information may be useful, and it costs no more to post the whole thing. ;)

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MAIN
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-17-31-00-90-D6
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.8
    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. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, January 20, 2007 11:16:57 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, January 21, 2007 11:16:55 AM
     
  9. TerryNet

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    To be annoyingly clear, JohnWill is talking about "ipconfig /all". Without the /all switch you don't get the interesting parts.
     
  10. JohnWill

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    Yes, I guess I should have stated that. :)
     
  11. wtshipp

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    On the computer that will not connect, I have done a config /all everytime what I sent you was all that was displayed. I am now sending you the config /all from the computer that is hard wired to the router:



    Windows 2000 IP Configuration



    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : tom1
    Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast

    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.tn.comcast.net.

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 8:



    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.tn.comcast.net.
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter(LNE100TX v4) #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-20-78-11-D0-D4

    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.106

    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.68.162
    68.87.74.162
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, January 20, 2007 8:01:07 AM

    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, January 21, 2007 8:01:07 AM


    Ethernet adapter Loopback Connection for Xdrive:



    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Loopback Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-4C-4F-4F-50

    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.254.254.253

    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.252

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
     
  12. TerryNet

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    "... what I sent you was all that was displayed."

    Then you don't have a wireless connection enabled on that PC. :( Check in Device Manager for indication that the wireless adapter is "OK." Check in Network Connections that the wireless connection appears there and is enabled.

    Does the wireless utility detect any signals?
     
  13. wtshipp

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    The adapter is OK, but the local area connection says that the cable is unplugged. the wireless utility does not detect any signals.
     
  14. wtshipp

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    Correction the adapter utility is detecting a 43% signal from the router and it is trying to connect. Using the utility I checked the peramaters for the signal. They are as follows.

    TX Rate - Auto
    SSID - blank
    Network Type - Infrastructure
    Encryption - Disabled
    Authentication Mode - WPA PSK
    WPA settings - TRS, and Administrator
     
  15. TerryNet

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    Blank SSID? That's certainly unique and I encourage unique names, but why not try a non-blank one?

    Standard operating procedure is to disable encryption until you get a successful connection, then enable the encryption. I see that the encryption is disabled, but then I don't understand why the Authentication Mode is WPA-PSK; I'd expect something like "Open."

    I think you said one of the other computers is connected wirelessly. What is the Authentication Mode on that one?
     
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