Novell Client 4.91 doesnt connect to the NDS tree over the wireless only for IBM T42 laptop

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We here have a Novell  Netware network (edirectory 8). One problem we are not able to understand is that when a domain user logs on to the network using an IBM T42 with Novell Client 4.91 and Windows XP SP2 using inbuilt wireless NIC (Intel PRO/Wireless 2915\ABG Network Card) the user doesnt get the NDS tree through the wireless if he uses the inbuilt WLAN NIC. But instead if he uses an external WLAN card there seems to be no problem. I am, infact we are really concerned because we will be going full wireless in the near future.

I would also like to inform that I have unistalled and installed the new drivers for the WLAN card using the Lenovo software installer and has the latest drivers as of MArch 3 2006. Can anyone please advice.


Thanks
Deep
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rindiCommented:
Maybe you should post a link to this Q in the netware TA as you will get more help there. Does the builtin adapter work when not needing the netware system (can you connect to other Access points and surf the web)?
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deepupAuthor Commented:
May be I should pos this in the Netware section. Yes the builtin adapter works when I dont need the Netware system.
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rindiCommented:
Maybe you need to reinstall the netware client just with the minimal options, like making sure you are only using the tcpip protocoll and not also the ipx protocol which netware hasn't needed since at least version 5.
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deepupAuthor Commented:
we did try by re installing the Novell client, but didnt work out. Now the way it is , we have removed the Intel Proset software for WLAN and uses the Windows XP to manage the WLAN. Doing this I get the NDS tree at after the machine starts up and reaches the Novell Login prompt, which was not happening before when the INtel software was present. Ring any bell?

Thanks
Deep
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rindiCommented:
Not in this context, but some manufacturer's drivers sometimes don't have options which are needed, mainly when it comes to WAP or similar encryption. Sometimes a driver's or utility update may help. But the windows zero config tool is usually guite good.
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deepupAuthor Commented:
we have been successful in solving the problem. What we did was, we installed the IBM access connections V 4.12 listed on the IBM website and are able to attain the NDS tree at logon. In this you have an option of applying the profile at login, by which you get the IP address and are able to logon with out any problems

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Deepu
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