Discussion in 'Networks' started by Lefty, Nov 26, 2006.
Anyone help with this?
At a guess, I would suggest your problem is you have IEEE 802.1x authentication enabled.
Try disabling it in the connection properties.
I assume the setup is infrastucture mode?
and not *ad-hoc*
To clarify what Boyce is saying..
There are two ways to connect wireless NICs (network cards) to a wireless network.
1) Infrastructure mode - used to connect to a wireless AP or router - usually little plastic box with an aerial on it as depicted in the previous post ^
2) Ad-Hoc mode - is used when there is no central access point or wireless router - Network cards can communicate directly with each-other.
The error message is saying that your NIC in the 'secondary PC' is configured to use Ad-Hoc when it probably should be configured to use Infrastucture mode. You need to go into the wireless client utility ie the software that drives the wireless NIC on your secondary PC and set it for Infrastructure mode and configure it with whatever encryption you might have enabled ie WEP / WPA-PSK etc or no encryption if that is your set up.
Pete, 802.11x is an authentication standard, not encryption. Unless he is using a RADIUS server, smartcard reader or some such, I would warrant he needs to disable this.
Hmmm, is it?
Ah 802.1x - I see, how confusing
Oh yes, you are right - my bad
Happens to the best of us mate.
LOL, wireless is all new to me, believe it or not it wasn't mentioned at all in my MCSE, hence it's new and I have much to learn. That is the nature of studying this stuff, by the time the book has been published the technology is old.
Gotta try and keep up with the trend - thanks for your assistance mate
How are the "Primary Computer" and "Secondary Computer" networked?
Thanks for all the replies guys. I was looking for a complicated answer but we switched the router off and then on again and WHAMMO. It worked!
Never mind I shall hunt for more problems to get stuck into.
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