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Unable to connect wirelessly on particular network

Postby guest » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:16 pm

Thank you for the feedback.

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> Hi Bob,
>
> Good idea - keep it simple, and should have done that in the first place!
> All seems to be working now - started off with no security and a basic SSID,
> and added one thing at a time til I had the wireless network set up the way I
> wanted it (ensuring the connection worked after each change). Must have
> overlooked something this morning.
>
> Cheers,
> Stuart.
>
> "Bob Lin (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>
>> Keep simple for troubleshooting. If you setup wireless without security, can
>> you access the wireless?
>>
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>>

>> > Hi there,
>> >
>> > I am trying to connect a work laptop to my home network. I have a Vista
>> > SP1
>> > laptop for personal use that can connect to this home network both wired
>> > and
>> > wirelessly without any troubles. However, the work laptop (XP SP2) can
>> > only
>> > connect wired. For some reason, it cannot obtain an IP address from the
>> > router when the Zero Configuration Wizard tries to establish a connection.
>> >
>> > Please note that I can connect the work laptop to other wireless networks
>> > without any problems - it is ONLY the home network that I'm having
>> > troubles
>> > with.
>> >
>> > On running ipconfig during the attempt to get an IP address, it comes back
>> > saying the subnet is 0.0.0.0, no default gateway, and the DHCP server is
>> > 255.255.255.0 (should be 255.255.255.0, 192.168.1.1, and 192.168.1.1
>> > respectively). I have tried turning off APIPA (under the Alternate
>> > Configuration tab of the TCP/IP Settings), but that doesn't work. The only
>> > way I can connect the work laptop to the home network is to manually
>> > configure these addresses under the General tab of the Wireless TCP/IP
>> > Settings - however this isn't ideal as I am continuously connecting to
>> > different networks for work, which are all setup differently.
>> >
>> > I have tried changing different options in the router setup - turning SSID
>> > on and off, turning MAC address permission lists on and off, changing the
>> > SSID, the channel, the security options (WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK - each of which
>> > with only AES or only TKIP or AES/TKIP), and changing the passcode. I have
>> > downloaded the XP WPA2 hotfix, but no luck there. I have tried to allow
>> > the
>> > ZCW to find and setup the wireless connection, defining it manually, and
>> > defining it through the Setup Wireless Network wizard. None of these has
>> > worked on this machine except for complete manual address configuration.
>> >
>> > I don't think it's the router though as I can connect my personal laptop
>> > and
>> > mobile phone to it without any issues whatsoever.
>> >
>> > Any ideas? Thanks for your help!
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > Stuart.
>> >
>>
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Re: Unable to connect wirelessly on particular network

Postby chicagotech » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:01 pm

We had a case. All HP Laptops can access public wireless and enterprise wireless, but nor student private wireless using WPA. We fixes it by install HP wireless software.
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