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Discussion in 'Networks' started by leosdelsol, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. leosdelsol

    leosdelsol Banned

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    I was at a customers house tonight trying to help her out. Basicly she has a laptop and asked me to purchase a usb wireless adapter (netgear) for her in order for her to have wireless access. I tired the adapter at mine first with my o2 wireless box. Installed usb driver and off It went connected no problem. I took it to hers and tried to set it up. She has an orange livebox. I plugged in the adapter and initally it wasnt dectecting any network at all. I logged into the router and disabled wireless security (WPA) and cleared the key. After applying this configuration I could now see the network but when selecting connect I was given the error message wireless network unavailable and it refused to connect. After doing a bit of reading I realised you have to hit the PAIR button on the router. After hitting the pair button I was able to connect to the network i was given a connection speed, signal strength and the connected messge when hovering over the wirless icon in the notification area. But for some reason I am not receiving dhcp settings from the box :( my first thoughts were that the WPA/WEP key must still be active but I checked again and security was disabled. I tried manually setting the IP addy , subnet and default gateway but had no luck either.I also tried letting windows mange my wireless conection tick box but thats didnt work either. I am now thinking it might be the fact that its running on xp sp1???? Anyone got any ideas?????

    Thanks in Advance
    Leo
     
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  2. Theprof

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    So when you say you were able to connect to the network, what IP address were you given a 169.254.x.x address?
     
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  3. leosdelsol

    leosdelsol Banned

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    when running ipconfig I was given media disconnected across all the avaialbe connections :(
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    With the orange livebox, when you want to add another wireless device you have to pair it with it. I believe to start the pairing mode on the live box, it's button 1 on the side of the unit.

    -ken
     
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  5. leosdelsol

    leosdelsol Banned

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    see above ^ :D
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Have you tried a different device (eg another laptop, another Wireless card) to try to connect to the wireless network?

    -Ken
     
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  7. leosdelsol

    leosdelsol Banned

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    another laptop with built in wi-fi it works fine :(
     
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  8. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Did you pair it up with the livebox, or was it done already? Have you checked to see if MAC address security is turned on?

    -ken
     
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  9. leosdelsol

    leosdelsol Banned

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    it was done already, yeah i checked that aswell:(
     
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