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Windows XP, Belkin Wireless Router, PC Card and WPA

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I have a belkin wirlerss router and I have upgraded the firmware for WPA support. I have installed the WPA patch from MS and I have upgraded the the driver for my pc card. However, I do not have the option to change to WPA in the properties for my wireless connection. Any ideas?
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by:stevenlewis
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who makes the pc card?
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by:cebrooks03
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Belkin. I have the drivers for the PC card and the firmware for the router......
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by:stevenlewis
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you don't specify which models of router, and card but
http://web.belkin.com/support/kb/kb.asp?a=2806
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by:cebrooks03
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54g equipement, sorry about that. There is only one wireless router and pc card for the g line. The Belkin site is how I got started on this and after following there directions with downloads and ms's patch I don't have the WPA option on my adaptor properties as I should on my system. There is something not getting installed on the MS side I would think. I installed the firmware for my router and set WPA but can't get it set on my system.
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by:stevenlewis
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what shows up under Network Authentication  (the security mode)?
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by:stevenlewis
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also what shows up under Data encryption
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by:cebrooks03
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ether shared or open and ether one selected will get me Disabled or WEP under Data Encription.
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by:stevenlewis
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You don't get EAP? (under open)
also check your services and make sure the wireless zero config service is running, if not start it and put it on auto
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=815485
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by:cebrooks03
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Wireless zero is running in auto. nope, I don't get anything but WEP and disable under open....
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by:stevenlewis
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try uninstalling and reinstalling the patch
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by:cebrooks03
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No joy! I don't get this. I wonder if some software I'm running could be causing interference with the patch...... Maybe I should uninstall my pc card and reinstall it. What do you think?
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stevenlewis earned 400 total points
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couldn't hurt
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by:cebrooks03
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I now have a connection to my router but now I have a DNS problem. I'll get this one figured out. Thanks for the help.
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by:stevenlewis
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What do you have listed as your dns server for the pc card?
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by:cebrooks03
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On the wireless card I have nothing. No IP, No DNS, nothing. On my ethernet connection it works great.

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by:stevenlewis
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Do you know the ip of your router?
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by:stevenlewis
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I mean  the LAN ip
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by:cebrooks03
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I know what they are. Should I Statically set them?
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by:cebrooks03
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another problem I have is that I'm only connecting at 11mbps not 54....
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by:stevenlewis
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Yes, and use the router LAN interface as the dns server
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by:cebrooks03
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please explane what you mean by the router LAN interface. I'm not sure what you are telling me.
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by:cebrooks03
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I should also tell you that I'm not getting an ip address ether.
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by:stevenlewis
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You have two parts of the router, the WAN interface (the part that connects to your ISP) and the LAN interface (the part that your internal network connects to)
I have a wired d-link, but the principle is the same
my router connects to my dsl modem (this is the WAN interface)
and my machines connect to the LAN interface, in my case the ip is
192.68.0.1
so when I set my client ip's I use (for example my laptop)
192.168.0.10
mask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.0.1
dns 192.168.0.1
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by:stevenlewis
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then to test it, from my laptop i ping
(from a prompt)
ping 192.168.0.1
and get a response, that way I know I can connect to my router
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by:cebrooks03
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Ok, I got it working. Turns out that the firmware upgrade on the router did not take completely. Once I re did the firmware upgrade everything worked as it should. Thanks for the help.......Chris
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by:stevenlewis
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Great! good luck to you!
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