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Small Home Networking Problem (wireless)


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#1 floorman

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 01:25 PM

Hi all,
i'm having a problem with my wireless network. i'v read up on this, but i'm missing something. i have a cable internet connection running to the ISP's modem then cabled into a linksys wireless-g broadband router 802.11g (model # wrt54g) then cabled back into the machine i'm using to post this (no problems here). this set up was done so my brother-in law could work on his laptop when he was visiting and it works fine for that. i'm now trying to expand this network to another desktop i have. i bought and installed a linksys wireless-g pci adapter 802.11g (model # wmp54g) in my second machine. this is where my problem starts. i start the machine and it shows an excellent signal, but it can't acquire an IP address. it searches and searches and searches and searches, you get the ideal. what i'm i missing? :thumbsup:
Mark

Thanks in advance for your help!

p.s. the 1st machine is running xp media center sp2, the second machine (the 1 i'm trying to add to the network) is running xp home sp2

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#2 gavinseabrook

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 07:18 PM

You really shouldnt have any problems aquiring an address unless your wireless connection is WEP encrypted. Is it? If so did you put in the proper key? You might also want to check the "Start>Control Panel>Administrative tools>Event Viewer" and check the "System" area for any DHCP errors or TCPIP errors. Post the EVENT ID and the SOURCE here if you find any Along with the description and Parameters if possible.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 08:33 PM

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here's a screen shot of the event viewer.
i'm not sure about the WEP, how can i check it. sorry about the step by step help. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:12 PM

well i found out a couple of things, 1st it's WPA security-enabled. my main problem is that the machine shows no IP address. what would be the easiest way to fix this.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:55 PM

thanks for your input gavinseabrook, i got the IP addressed and it's working fine.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 06:13 PM

No problem Mark. I was thinking it was a WEP/WPA problem :thumbsup:

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