Cannot get XP Tablet to connect wirelessly
Posted on 2006-04-09
Greets...Here's the environment. XP Tablet PC in a domain with SBS 2003. In the office, it connects to the domain via a hard wire in a docking station, but at home we want to go wireless. Windows claims it cannot connect to any wireless router or AP. Tablet PC shows the wireless netowrk connection as disabled.
Tried the basics, make sure the wireless radio is on, enabled the radio in Windows, etc. For some reason, it keeps flipping the wireless connection to disabled. Found some articles here on EE that gave some insight...i.e. modify Group Policy restrictions, make changes on the laptop as the local admin, etc. The regular user is in the local admin group. Tried those suggestions and no luck.
Altered GP security policy twice to permit access, forced a GP update. Rebooted the laptop. Still no change. Tried to connect at a public hot-spot, then at an AP I set up, then a wireless router I set up with WEP. No change, no contact. When I try to refresh the wireless networks, Windows cannot find a wireless network and the wireless connection is still showing as disabled. At this point, I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Help?!? Thanks!