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Solved: IBM Thinkpad unable to connect to wireless via belkin notebook card

Discussion in 'Networking' started by intelldes, Jun 4, 2008.

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  1. intelldes

    intelldes Thread Starter

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    Hi. I have a IBM thinkpad t30 with windows xp (with SP2). We just got Verizon FIOS toda installed at my house. My desktop is connected to the wireless router (actiontec MI424WR) by an ethernet cord. I haven't successfully connected to the internet via wireless by secure network on our router. My roommate has.
    I have a Belkin Wireless Notebook Card (it says "802.11g 2.4 Ghz" on the card, and its model F5D7010). I haven't had any trouble connecting using this card (it goes into a PCMIA slot on the leftside of the laptop) at places like panera or the wirless at my dad's house.
    When I try to connect to the secure wireless network,
    a dialog box will pop up saying "Please wait wile Windows connects to "XXXXX" network" with a little green bar moving from left to right as its working saying "Detecting network type..." then the computer freezes, I can't reboot it via ctrl-alt-delete or move the cursor. So I have to hold down the power button to manually turn it off.
    Already had the verizon tech support people remotely try stuff on my computer with the computer hooked up to the router via an ethernet cord. He suggested uninstalling and/or reinstalling the ethernet card. I've done that, same result as above. he also suggested getting a new notebook/network card. Since this thing has worked fine up until now, I'm open to trying anything before I get a new one. Can someone please help?
     
  2. jmwills

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    An output of the ipconfig /all command would be helpful to see.
     
  3. intelldes

    intelldes Thread Starter

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    Here it is below. thanks





    C:\>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : OWNER-84J1T8A8N
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Control
    ler
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-CA-83-41-70
    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. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, June 04, 2008 6:56:15 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, June 05, 2008 6:56:15 AM

    C:\>
     
  4. intelldes

    intelldes Thread Starter

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    please see below for the laptop's results
    thanks

    C:\>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ibm-pn40858fgit
    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 . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
    on
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-60-8E-46-A5
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.6
    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. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, June 04, 2008 12:04:05 PM

    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, June 05, 2008 12:04:05 PM

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin Wireless 54Mbps Notebook Adap
    ter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-30-BD-99-63-93

    C:\>
    C:\>
    C:\>
     
  5. jmwills

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    Chekc the Device Manager. The Belkin card is either disabled or not installed properly as your nVidia wireless (didn't know they made wireless cards) connection as the wireless side of the equation.

    Disable the nVidia card and see if the Belkin card will auto enable itself.
     
  6. TerryNet

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    Make sure you have the latest driver for the Belkin adapter. If you already have the latest then use Device Manager to uninstall it; then go ahead and reinstall; hopefully this will clear up any corruption that may have crept in.

    Can you successfully connect to your new router with encryption disabled?
     
  7. intelldes

    intelldes Thread Starter

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    jmwillis and terrynet- i think the problem is solved. I reloaded the most up to date driver. the laptop restarted.i was able to connect to my wireless netowork w/o it freezing up and am now surfing the net. thanks guys!!!
     
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    You're welcome! Glad we could help.
     
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