?
Solved

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

Posted on 2003-03-09
19
Medium Priority
?
409 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
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
0
Comment
Question by:WilyGuy
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
19 Comments
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:stevenlewis
ID: 8099301
first on all machines please go to a prompt and type
ipconfig /all |more and post the results here
0
 
LVL 15

Author Comment

by:WilyGuy
ID: 8099360
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
0
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:stevenlewis
ID: 8099388
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
0
WordPress Tutorial 2: Terminology

An important part of learning any new piece of software is understanding the terminology it uses. Thankfully WordPress uses fairly simple names for everything that make it easy to start using the software.

 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:stevenlewis
ID: 8099437
you did change the WAP IP to make it part of the same network? (it defaults to 192.168.0.50)
0
 
LVL 15

Author Comment

by:WilyGuy
ID: 8099592
From wired PC, no packets dropped.
From wireless laptop, no packets dropped.

Yes, WAP IP in the 192.168.123.x network.
0
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:stevenlewis
ID: 8099627
so you trace routed to here?
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:-CrashOverride-
ID: 8100359
try to desable DHCP
0
 
LVL 15

Author Comment

by:WilyGuy
ID: 8102119
From wired PC, no packets dropped.
From wireless laptop, no packets dropped.

Yes, WAP IP in the 192.168.123.x network.
0
 
LVL 15

Author Comment

by:WilyGuy
ID: 8102519
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)?
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:drev001
ID: 8103214
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.
0
 
LVL 15

Author Comment

by:WilyGuy
ID: 8104567
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.
0
 
LVL 15

Author Comment

by:WilyGuy
ID: 8104693
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.
0
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:stevenlewis
ID: 8106826
>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
0
 
LVL 15

Author Comment

by:WilyGuy
ID: 8110840
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
0
 
LVL 15

Author Comment

by:WilyGuy
ID: 8111216
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
0
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:stevenlewis
ID: 8115312
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\




0
 
LVL 15

Author Comment

by:WilyGuy
ID: 8121264
I killed the laptop. (killed the laptop, killed the laptop)

I have reloaded with Win2K and all is well.  Steven, advise...
0
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:stevenlewis
ID: 8123772
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
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
SpideyMod earned 0 total points
ID: 8124662
PAQ'd and points refunded

SpideyMod
Community Support Moderator @Experts Exchange
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
This article explains the fundamentals of industrial networking which ultimately is the backbone network which is providing communications for process devices like robots and other not so interesting stuff.
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question