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'Limited or no network connectivity' even with correct WEP key



 
 
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Old May 9th 05, 10:20 AM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Jason Arthurs
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I have recently reinstalled XP (SP2) on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600
with an inbuilt 802.11b Wifi card. Everything appears to be working
fine and I can connect to my network via the wired LAN but I am unable
to get a WLAN connection.

The laptop sees the access point fine, I enter the WEP key and from
there it behaves as if the WEP key was incorrect. I am connected and
the signal strength is excellent, but I cannot get an IP address via
DHCP. Repairing the connection merely reports 'unable to renew IP
address'. Have managed to get an identical response from my desktop by
deliberately entering the wrong WEP key.

I have three other wireless clients on the WLAN without any problems,
MAC address filtering is disabled on the AP yet despite knowing the
WEP key is correct the laptop behaves like an incorrect WEP key has
been provided.

The wireless adaptor installed is a PA3070U-MPC1.

Anyone able to shed any light on this?

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Old May 9th 05, 06:51 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
John Steele
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Default 'Limited or no network connectivity' even with correct WEP key


"Jason Arthurs" wrote in message
...
I have recently reinstalled XP (SP2) on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600
with an inbuilt 802.11b Wifi card. Everything appears to be working
fine and I can connect to my network via the wired LAN but I am unable
to get a WLAN connection.

The laptop sees the access point fine, I enter the WEP key and from
there it behaves as if the WEP key was incorrect. I am connected and
the signal strength is excellent, but I cannot get an IP address via
DHCP. Repairing the connection merely reports 'unable to renew IP
address'. Have managed to get an identical response from my desktop by
deliberately entering the wrong WEP key.

I have three other wireless clients on the WLAN without any problems,
MAC address filtering is disabled on the AP yet despite knowing the
WEP key is correct the laptop behaves like an incorrect WEP key has
been provided.

The wireless adaptor installed is a PA3070U-MPC1.

Anyone able to shed any light on this?


How are you entering the WEP key - as a passphrase or as Hex. Is it possible
that the device is interpreting the WEP key differently to the other
devices?

If you have been entering a passphrase then can you try a Hex WEP key into
each of the devices. If you want the maximum security possible with WEP then
a random key is a good idea but a simple one for testing would be fine. A
random key can be easily generated with my free program
http://www.soroban.co.uk/wepkeygen.htm which was written for this purpose.

John Steele




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Old May 9th 05, 07:27 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Dr Zoidberg
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Default 'Limited or no network connectivity' even with correct WEP key

John Steele wrote:
"Jason Arthurs" wrote in message
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I have recently reinstalled XP (SP2) on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600
with an inbuilt 802.11b Wifi card. Everything appears to be working
fine and I can connect to my network via the wired LAN but I am
unable to get a WLAN connection.

The laptop sees the access point fine, I enter the WEP key and from
there it behaves as if the WEP key was incorrect. I am connected and
the signal strength is excellent, but I cannot get an IP address via
DHCP. Repairing the connection merely reports 'unable to renew IP
address'. Have managed to get an identical response from my desktop
by deliberately entering the wrong WEP key.

I have three other wireless clients on the WLAN without any problems,
MAC address filtering is disabled on the AP yet despite knowing the
WEP key is correct the laptop behaves like an incorrect WEP key has
been provided.

The wireless adaptor installed is a PA3070U-MPC1.

Anyone able to shed any light on this?


How are you entering the WEP key - as a passphrase or as Hex. Is it
possible that the device is interpreting the WEP key differently to
the other devices?

If you have been entering a passphrase then can you try a Hex WEP key
into each of the devices.


Yep , I had a similar problem.
Keys in Hex fixed it

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