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Unable to configure Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card

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I have win2000 prof running on my machine. I have Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card. Device Manager is showing that this device is working properly but I'm not able to connect to wireless router (Access point networking)
Looks like this card has not git configured properly.
Could any body help me how to do the same on win-2000 professional.

I was able to configure the same Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card on Windows XP.

Thanx

Pavan
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by:JConchie
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What is going on when you try to connect?  can you see the wireless network?  If not, go into the setup and hit the advanced button and look again for available networks.
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It is detecting the network but it is not able to assign any ip address to wireless card.
Whenever I 'm runninh ipconfig/renew
it is giving following error

Media State.............................: Cable disconnected.

Since it is wireless card.. it should not look for cable.

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Wireless client manager is giving following error:

Radio link is okay but unable to retrieve AP name

Thanks
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It sounds like your wireless router is not configured....it needs a network name......and it probably also needs it's dhcp configured....the problem may still be a defective wireless card...but check the router first......
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- - - - - - - Wireless network card Diagnostics Log - - - - - - - -

This logfile identifies the version level of the various Wireless
network card components and systems settings of your computer.
Please include this log file with every support request to your
Wireless Technical Support Representative.

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Date: 2003/12/02 19:35:10

OS: Windows NT Version 5.00.2195  Service Pack 4

Variant 1, Version 2.92 of Client Manager
Variant 2, Version 7.62 of NDIS 5 Miniport driver
Variant 4, Version 5.00 of Embedded Card
      TOSHIBA Gold Card
      Enhanced WEP encryption allowed
      IEEE high-speed data rates
      03UT30506480
      IO base:DFC0
      IRQ number:11
Variant 1, Version 4.04 of Primary Functions firmware
Variant 2, Version 8.58 of Station Functions firmware

Diagnose OK

Radio link Ok but unable to retrieve AP name.

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"Radio link Ok but unable to retrieve AP name."

means that the card is connecting to the router, but that the router is not configured with an access point name............
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