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Connecting to my existing Network

Hi, Hope someone can help.  Have just purchased a Netgear WG311T Wireless PCI Adapter..fitted ok and installed it ok.  The configuration Utility is showing with the green light have currently 50% signal....not sure if this is good enough or not...Anyway have set up my IP address to 192.168.1.9...subnet mask to 255.255.255.0..gateway to 192.168.1.1.....dns server to 192.168.1.1...I know the settings are correct because my other PC is running on the server so copied the settings....obviously have a different IP address.

My Computer Name on my PC is darrent.....have created a user on the Windows 2000 server....darrent sorted all that....out.

The problem I am having is when I check on the Microsoft Windows Network....My PC is not showing....the domain name of my network is Pemberton and the server is showing along with my other PC - Workstation2....but not my PC.....What is going wrong.....have reset the PC's....the server and the Wireless Access Points but still no joy.....I also have no internet connection either...hope someone can help....Cheers
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stevenlewisCommented:
first thing is to try and ping the WAP
also did you set the correct WEP/WPA?
how about the SSID?
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dthomas31ukAuthor Commented:
how do I ping the wap.....what is correct wep/wpa....the configuration utility automatically fount the SSID....which is called BSM
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stevenlewisCommented:
what make/model is the WAP (Access point)
I sugest you read the manual for the access point, it will give you instructions on how to connect to it (the config page, so you can check the WEP?WPA settings
to ping go to a command prompt and type
ping 192.168.1.1
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dthomas31ukAuthor Commented:
the access point is an actiontec.....

Have just pinged and the request timed out so obviously it is not getting sent......Cannot understand why this is because Iam working on my latop and this is communicating with the same network.......confused!!!
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dthomas31ukAuthor Commented:
could there be a problem with the way I have assigned a new user with the Windows 2000 server??????
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stevenlewisCommented:
>>could there be a problem with the way I have assigned a new user with the Windows 2000 server??????
No, if you can't ping then you hae no connectivity, so the server doesn't even know there is a new user, it can't communicate witht he machine
on the macine that works in your browser window type
http://192.168.1.1
should take yo into the WAP logon page, enter the username and password (read the manual for the default, or if you hve changed it, then enter that
should take you to the config pages, check for the wep key (or WPA key)
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stevenlewisCommented:
alos make sure ALL firewalls are off (including the built in one in XP and any included with your anti virus)
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piersonmCommented:
dthomas31uk

Is the problem accessing the access point or not appearing in the browser window.  Do you have security setup on the access point and possibly not authenticating.  

If your problem is browser related have you ensured on your PC that Netbios over TCP/IP is enabled and your computer browser service is started.

Not sure which problem you're trying to troubleshoot.

-MP
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Jasonw3Commented:
Are you sure that your DNS server settings are correct?  Might want to check by attempting to ping other computers on your network by IP address, then by network name.  IP completes and computer name doesn't resolve, look to your DNS address setting.  Most people use DNS servers of the ISP.
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bobsyeruncleCommented:
If you cannot ping, there is a problem between your wireless access point/Router and your PC.  
1.)  Double check your IP Settings.  Make sure you havn't put a wrong digit somewhere
2.)  Check your wireless settings, that it is not set to ad-hoc mode or something silly.  You want it configured so it is connected to an Access Point.
3.)  Check your access point configuration.  On your server that is working type http://192.168.1.1 in your browser then log in.
4.)  Also what speed is the PCI card and what speed is your access point/router (11g, 54g)  It may also be that they are both incompatible.

Once you can ping 192.168.1.1 then you know the network is functioning correctly.  My wireless will show up connected on my network but if the IP address is configured wrong it will not be able to transfer any information.

Good Luck!
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dthomas31ukAuthor Commented:
Have just discovered my WAP is http://192.168.1.51.  Is this where the problem lies with my current settings....this is the current status of my WAP:
Firmware Version:  1.0.1.48.01
MAC Address:  00:20:e0:3b:0e:62
 
SSID:  BSM
Channel:  8
WEP Security:  disabled
 
IP Mode:  Static IP
IP Address:  192.168.1.51

Hope someone can help from this

Tried tried http://192.168.1.1 was prompted to enter username and password....checked with Actiontec user manual...username and password are admin....but would not allow me to go any further...

Any ideas where I am going wrong.


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bobsyeruncleCommented:
Hmmm thats weired.  If 192.168.1.1 asked for a username and password that must be your WAP!  Or some other device you have on your network.

Does your internet connection go from your access point (if it is a router aswell) or do you have a seperate router or is the internet shared through a PC?
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dthomas31ukAuthor Commented:
Have an Actiontec access point...netgear router and netgear modem all separate
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bobsyeruncleCommented:
Right the 192.168.1.1 must be your router so your gateway is right.  You will also want your DNS as 192.168.1.1.

So can you Ping 192.168.1.51 from your PC?

No? The problem is still between the PC and WAP
Yes? Then the problem is between the WAP and the router

Also do any other devices connect through your WAP that are working ok?

We will solve this!
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dthomas31ukAuthor Commented:
My laptop that Iam on now....goes through the access point and another pc
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bobsyeruncleCommented:
On the PC that is not working, are you using the Wireless software built into Windows XP or is it the software that came with the card?
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dthomas31ukAuthor Commented:
Have tried both...used the wireless card software first....but then tried it with XP built in software....spoke to technical support at netgear.....I have expansion pack 2 installed on my PC....they said use the XP software because of some conflicting problems due to expansion pack 2....or something like that.....
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bobsyeruncleCommented:
Right click my network places, select properties
Right click the wireless connection and select properties
Then click the wireless networks tab

Click advanced and check that "Access Point" is selected and not ad-hoc

Check the properties of the wireless network.

Network Authentication should be Open
Data Encryption should be set as disabled because your WAP is not configured for that
Finally in connection tick the box connect to this network when it is available


Your IP Address should be:
192.168.1.X (x i think was 9)

Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0

Your Gateway should be:
192.168.1.1

And (just realised this) your DNS should be what ever your win2k servers IP is!
You can also put a secondary DNS of 192.168.1.1

Finally!!  In advanced TCP/IP settings, if you click on the DNS tab.  In the DNS suffix you can put in your domain name!  (Nothing to do with your connection problems)

Try and ping 192.168.1.1 and you should be away!
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dthomas31ukAuthor Commented:
checked my server IP address....did everything you said still getting request timed out.....don't know what the hell is wrong with it its driving me crazy
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stevenlewisCommented:
It could be a faulty card.
can you swap it out with another machine and check?
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rindiCommented:
Set the network cards of your  PCs to get get the ip Addresses automatically and don't assign them any IPs by hand. Your Access Point should also have dhcp enabled if you didn't change anything there. Once done, open a command Prompt on one of those PCs and type in "ipconfig /all" (without the quotes) and post the results here. Chances are things would already work.
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bobsyeruncleCommented:
I Know this is a long shot.....but you could try re-installing the wireless card then setting everything up again! (if you havn't already done that).   All your settings seem to be correct as long as the IP Address you have assigned is not being used for anything else!
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dthomas31ukAuthor Commented:
I am wondering....my PC Card is wireless  802.11g....whereas all my other network devices are running on 802.11b...could this be the problem?????????????
Iam thinking my access point does not work with  802.11g Wifi??????
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stevenlewisCommented:
Could be, does the WAP suport 11b/11g (check the documentation) also does the pc card support the dual standard?
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dthomas31ukAuthor Commented:
have just checked supports both....
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rindiCommented:
The 802.11b and g standards should work together as long as you set the speeds to "auto". If you set a fixed, high speed on your g device, you probably won't be able to connect with the slow devices.
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stevenlewisCommented:
Again, do yo know the card is good? try it on another machine, or try another card on this machine
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