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Wireless D-Link Access Point and Card connecting, but not!

I purchased a DWL-5000AP access point and a DWL-A650 card from Dlink.  I have a PC running Win2K and a laptop with Win ME.  I connect both to a Gigafast EE400RP Router which also shares my printer.  That is connected to my Broadband Modem.  All was well until I introduced Wireless.

I got the Access Point configure on my network with an IP in my network and mask.  The default gateway I pointed to the router. (this is the setup on the laptop and PC for wired ethernet)  The router feeds DHCP to the 2 computers.

I plugged in the Wireless card into the ME laptop and the loaded the drivers.  Then I loaded the monitor software.  I made sure the configuration for the card (Control Panel|802.11 settings) was the same as the AP.

I was able to connect with no problems signal wise. (distance 4 feet)
From the laptop, I can ping the other PC, the Access Point, the Router, the gateway of my ISP and a Yahoo! IP.  I was not able to ping Yahoo by name.
Also, I can access shares on the Win2K machine (wired) with no trouble.  I opened files on them.

I was NOT able to:
get email on the laptop.
connect to any ftp site
connect to any website by name OR by IP.
print to the shared printer
telnet to an IP on port 80.
access shares on the laptop FROM the wired PC.

I have ruled out the PCMCIA card as I have 2 that do the exact same thing.  I have never had problems with the router, so I temporarily ruled that out.  I am not ruling out ME or the Access Point.  I plan to bring another laptop home from work with 2000 or XP and test.

Oh, and I have changed ports on the router and cables, so it shouldn't be that as they were known good.

HELP!!!! 500 points for a working solution. I'd make it more if I could.  I am baffled.

Scott
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stevenlewisCommented:
first on all machines please go to a prompt and type
ipconfig /all |more and post the results here
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WilyGuyAuthor Commented:
Laptop:
DNS:68.48.0.5 and.6
Node:Broadcast
netbios:<blank>
IP routing:no
Wins:No
Netbios uses DNS: no

DHCP enabled:Yes
IP 192.168.123.133
SM 255.255.255.0
DG 192.168.123.254 (router)
DHCP 192.168.123.254
Prim WINS: <blank>
Sec WINS: <blank>

PC:
Prim DNS Suffix:<blank>
Node:Broadcast
netbios:<blank>
IP routing:no
Wins:No
DNS Suffix Search List: DomainName

DHCP enabled:Yes
Autoconfig Enabled: Yes
IP 192.168.123.169
SM 255.255.255.0
DG 192.168.123.254 (router)
DHCP 192.168.123.254
DNS:68.48.0.5 and.6
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stevenlewisCommented:
That all looks good
what firewall(s) are installed?
try a tracert by ip to here
206.169.61.185 to see where the packets are being dropped
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stevenlewisCommented:
you did change the WAP IP to make it part of the same network? (it defaults to 192.168.0.50)
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WilyGuyAuthor Commented:
From wired PC, no packets dropped.
From wireless laptop, no packets dropped.

Yes, WAP IP in the 192.168.123.x network.
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stevenlewisCommented:
so you trace routed to here?
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-CrashOverride-Commented:
try to desable DHCP
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WilyGuyAuthor Commented:
From wired PC, no packets dropped.
From wireless laptop, no packets dropped.

Yes, WAP IP in the 192.168.123.x network.
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WilyGuyAuthor Commented:
Steven,
Yes.  Tracert was fine from both PCs.

Crash, what will I prove by disabling DHCP (I would have to input all settings manually.  it doesn't appear to have bad settings)?
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drev001Commented:
This stinks of a software firewall installed on the laptop. Check you don't have any installed; ZoneAlarm, BlackICE, Norton etc.

Was the ME Laptop wired to this network prior to the wireless being introduced? If so I assume it worked fine?

Also, make sure the Access Point is configured as an Access Point, not a wireless client, bridge etc. I've got a DWL-900AP+ in a similar setup and it works fine.
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WilyGuyAuthor Commented:
No known firewall.  I had tested the free version of zonealaram, but have long since removed it.

Laptop works fine wired.
Not sure I can change from Access Point on this model.  I will look for that.

A friend indicated that it sounded like I could communicate in ONE direction in many cases but not bidrectional.  I can find a site, but it doesn't know where to respond to.  Whether this is in the Access Point or the Router, I am not sure.  As this all worked before introducing wireless, I am inclined to think it is in the access point.
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WilyGuyAuthor Commented:
No known firewall.  I had tested the free version of zonealaram, but have long since removed it.

Laptop works fine wired.
Not sure I can change from Access Point on this model.  I will look for that.

A friend indicated that it sounded like I could communicate in ONE direction in many cases but not bidrectional.  I can find a site, but it doesn't know where to respond to.  Whether this is in the Access Point or the Router, I am not sure.  As this all worked before introducing wireless, I am inclined to think it is in the access point.
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stevenlewisCommented:
>Tracert was fine from both PCs
that's good, shows the route is ok thru your network and being routed out and back
in a browser on the laptop type
http://206.169.61.185
and see if you get here
then try http://www.experts-exchange.com
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WilyGuyAuthor Commented:
Steven,

I would like to award points to you for your diligence and patience.  You have had many good ideas.  My problem is that I do not want to have any of your solutions become the "official" solution and further confuse people.

The problem was with the laptop.  I brought home an XP laptop from work and it worked like a champ.  I can only attribute this to one of 3 things (off the top of my head)
1. Windows ME (need I say more)
2. I had previously had ZoneAlarm on the laptop, but had removed it (perhaps a footprint of settings is still there)
3. I had a wireless card on the laptop at one time and the drivers may have loaded a .dll that was newer than something the dlink card needed.

Anyway, please respond if you have an idea of how I can award the points.  (Type in the above paragraph if you like).

Scott
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WilyGuyAuthor Commented:
Steven,

I appreciate your diligence and patience with this issue and I would like to award the points to you.  I do not want to confuse future readers by making one of your solutions the "official" solution.  I brought a laptop home from work with XP on it and it worked like a champ.

This leads me to the conclusion that it was one of three things:
1. Windows ME
2. ZoneAlarm that had been uninstalled still had footprint
3. Air Card drivers previously loaded changed important .DLLs

Let me know if I can award the points in another way.  I would hate to think someone worked on this and didn't get something.

Thanks
Scott
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stevenlewisCommented:
Scott, I only would take the points if I have fixed the problem
here is the manual removeal of ZA
uninstall and then check
Manually remove the following left-over log and report files which contain the previous used information of ZA and it affected the next clean reinstallation of ZA:-

C:\Windows\Internet log\ZALog.txt

C:\Windows\System\ZoneLabs\VSMON.RPT

C:\Windows\APPLOG\VSMON.LGC

C:\Windows\APPLOG\MINILOG.LGC

(b) Then Go to registry by Start-run, type regedit. In the registry, drill to

HK_Local Machine\Software\Zone Labs\

Remove the subkeys under above registry including emailsafe and registration.

HK_Current_User\Software\Zone Labs\




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WilyGuyAuthor Commented:
I killed the laptop. (killed the laptop, killed the laptop)

I have reloaded with Win2K and all is well.  Steven, advise...
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stevenlewisCommented:
I killed the laptop. (killed the laptop, killed the laptop)
I can almost hear a diabolical laugh LOL

go here
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/
post a zero point question and ask for a refund of your points
be sure to include a link to theis question in the body of that one
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SpideyModCommented:
PAQ'd and points refunded

SpideyMod
Community Support Moderator @Experts Exchange
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