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I noticed that the other day, I tried to get online at my brother's home, and could not get the link light on my linsys wireless WPC11 card to light up. So no network connection.  So we thought that he might have a problem w/ his Miscrosoft router (MSHOME).  I tried my Palm Tungsten C and it found his router immediately and I got online.  Next I tried my local CC's coffehouse and the same thing happened.  Palm connects fine, laptop doesn't.  Now at home, I can get an IP address from my wireless linksys router just fine, and can see other computers and get online.  My Palm works fine at home too.

Any ideas ?  

Kevin
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by:arson00
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go to start>run type services.msc to open the services panel, try starting your wireless zero configuration service.
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by:Kevin
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I took the opportunity for a long lunch and tried that at the coffehouse, but it did not work, alas...
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Try this program, its bulkier than the built-in windows settings.

http://www.netstumbler.com/downloads/
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by:Kevin
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I ran netstumbler at the cafe, and it immediately identified the wireless network of the cafe.  It was on channel 6, which I was already attached to.  Its SSID was "Wireless" whereas my laptop was set to "linksys".  I tried to change my laptop properties (through device manager), but when I checked them afterwards, they were still set to "linksys".  Would all I have to do is change the SSID to be able to connect ?  If so that is the last thing left to do...
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by:arson00
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OK, do you have XP with service pack 2?
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by:Kevin
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Actually running W2000 w/ SP4 I think.  I found a linksys icon on the taskbar that allows me to setup different configurations - I will try it today after lunch - wish me luck.
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by:Kevin
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Thanks. I tracked down the settings, and was able to set my wireless card to match them.
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