I read through several forums and havent found a solution to my problem yet. I have seen several people run into this problem but no solution to it. I have a Laptop with built in wireless. I installed the drivers and the wireless software. My OS is windows XP.
The access point is configure for wep and has SSID broadcasting disabled. With zero configuration disabled, the software gets full signal strength. However, the wireless network connection still shows up as disconnected. I dont get an IP address.
If I enable zero configuration, the software doesnt get any signal at all. I go to the Wireless Network Connection Properties windows and I add my SSID and WEP information. It shows up in my preferred networks with a red X and the antenna. Nothing shows up in the Available networks. If i press refresh on the available networks, I see that my added entry in preferred networks get the antenna with 2 circles like it is connected. However, still nothing on my Available networks. Also I notice that for sometime, I get the signal but then it goes away again. Status goes back to searching for network. Then again after a while will get a signal when it tries my SSID and channel and then back again to trying others with no signal.
I tried manually typing in an IP address and also when DHCP, a ipconfig /release and /renew. It says cannot perform this operation on media when disconnected or something similar to this.
Any help would be appreciated. Seems like a common problem from what I have seen. Yet no solution thus far.