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Can only access wireless network as Administrator

Postby guest » Fri May 08, 2009 7:58 am

Yes, the card did come with client software. I did at one point disable the
client to allow Windows Wireless Zeor Configuration Service to manage the
network, but that still required an Administrator user.

The Belkin software does not appear to have a log. I checked the Windows
Event viewer, which told me nothing. Is there another Windows log I should
check?

You may be right about the registry setting, but I haven't located the key.
Any suggestions?


"Jeroen van Bemmel" <someone@somewhere.com> wrote in message
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> Does the Belkin card come with its own client software?
>
> It could be a registry setting that regular users cannot read/write, does
> the software maintain a log? Did you check the error log of Windows?
>
> "T. Robinson" <kinesics@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Ma%fd.9345$KJ6.6232@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>> Here's what I'm running:
>>
>> -A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
>> -A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless 108Mbps1
>> Router
>> -Windows XP with SP2
>>
>> Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but not if
>> I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has to do with
>> the rights, because if I give my regular user Admin rights, it works
>> again. What rights (specific to this problem) does an admin user have
>> that other users don't that would create this problem?
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Postby guest » Fri May 08, 2009 7:59 am

It took me some time to understand your instructions, but finally I did (I am
running a swedish XP version, translation is not always easy...).
Nevertheless, I changed the access to the key and everything works just fine.

Thank you!

-Ekkehard




"Sigurd Stenersen" wrote:

> T. Robinson wrote:
> >> "T. Robinson" <kinesics@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >>> Here's what I'm running:
> >>>
> >>> -A Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card
> >>> -A DLink AirPlus Xtreme G High-Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless
> >>> 108Mbps1 Router
> >>> -Windows XP with SP2
> >>>
> >>> Now the network works great if I'm logged on as administrator, but
> >>> not if I'm logged on as a regular user (power user). I know it has
> >>> to do with the rights, because if I give my regular user Admin
> >>> rights, it works again. What rights (specific to this problem) does
> >>> an admin user have that other users don't that would create this
> >>> problem?
>
> I guess you have probably figured this out by now, but as it happens I've
> been struggling with the same problem for quite a few hours now and I figure
> this is going to be a FAQ.
>
> The Belkin manual says nothing about this problem, nor is there anything
> about it on the Belkin website.
>
> The solution was to modify the security attributes of a key in the registry.
> On my computer it's located at
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0008]
>
> If you do repeated searches for "belkin" in the registry you'll probably
> find a similar key. (Doing a search for "wep" MAY take you straight to it.)
> It contains a number of name/value pairs, among them are NetworkType, SSID
> and WEP (the wep key).
>
> Anyway, the modification is to add full access for "Users", and let this be
> inherited by all the name/value pairs in the key.
>
>
> Googlebait: The card I use is a Belkin High-speed Mode Wireless G Desktop
> Network Card (F5D7001uk). It's a PCI card. (And a pain in the axe)
>
> (I've installed SMC cards in two other computers in the same building and
> they simply worked right out of the box...)
>
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Postby guest » Fri May 08, 2009 8:02 am

I might have found the problem, not testet more than some hours yet but it
seems to be okay now.

The problem seemed to be related to the utilities installed with the Wlan
card. I removed all Wlan card related drivers and utils, reinstalled the card
by NOT using the setup procedure provided by the manufacturer, but let
Windows search the CD for drivers. Voila! Now the connections from
non-local-admins stay up.

Not sure yet if this is THE solution and why, but it worked with both Belkin
and Dlink nics - worth a try.

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"kraber" wrote:

> we setup PEAP-MSChapV2 using 2003 IAS - works fine with external USB2
> wireless adapters. With internal PCI wireless, it works initially, but then
> non-admin users lose the wireless connection. It then reconnects for a
> couple seconds, disconnects, over and over. Users that are either local
> admins or domain admins work well with either type of wireless card - any
> ideas?
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