Posted 09 August 2007 - 03:33 PM
Ok, Toshiba Satellite, unsure of model. XP Pro, all nicely updated. Intel Pro 2200 BG internal wifi card. Using the Intel Wireless manager.
Hadn't been able to get a good address when attempting to release/renew on the card. Tried everything I could think of, updated the drivers, removed encryption from the access point, tried connecting to a different network. Nothing would make it get a new (proper) address. Except for one thing, when the driver was reinstalled, it would properly get an address via DHCP and work nicely. Reboot, then nothing, won't get a proper address no matter what.
Swapped in the wifi card from my laptop, Intel 2915 ABG, it's based on the same driver. Detected the card on boot-up, Winblows installed the driver, connected very happily to the network. Reboot. Now it won't get an address.
This made me think. So, I went into the device manager, deleted the card, re-detected it, it joined the network no problem, and received a proper address via DHCP.
Any thought on this one?
Oh yeah, I also did a repair install of XP thinking maybe there was some Winblows update the broke things. No such luck.