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cant add wireless comp to wireless router/cat5 setup

I have an existing comp with a netgear wireless router. the dns settings i have takne form demons adsl website. otherwise it only requiires username and password and connects well. the existing comp is hard wired  caqt 5 caled to router

problem- i have an older office comp xp pro (no service pack 2) which i have otherwise upgragded and wish to add to the network. this is wireless and wirless acrd appears to work well.

ip settings of local network are 192.168.0.1 router netgear. dchp on. pool is 192.168.0.2 to 192 etc 254
comp one is ip 192.168.0.2 connects well
comp2 wir-less-local connection-tried to set manually and automatically with 192.168.0.4  default gatway per router ip-dns settings either blank or per router.
cant open pages-wireless connection seems active but cant ping router-times out.
so-comp 2 cant find router ???? why
what is wrong with my ip settings/local connection for comp one??  
help! ty
thanks
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MikkkCommented:
If you set automatic network configuration.
What IP and gateway do you get on the wireless adaptor?
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systonlawAuthor Commented:
hmm something like 164. etc for the ip. will check gateway tonite at home as i am at work

ty
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MikkkCommented:
if you get something like 164 is because you are not connected to a DHCP server and you get a default microsoft address.
I think this would be a wireless configuration, like an error with the WEP key.

Try to connect first without encription on the router and assure that the router has DHCP enabled on the wireless interface
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systonlawAuthor Commented:
i think the gateway was 255.00.00.00 off the top of my head
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systonlawAuthor Commented:
or 255.255.00.00 ?
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MikkkCommented:
could be. It is sure that this PC can't "view" any DHCP server from the wifi, so it can't reach the router.
So, I think it is a wifi configuration problem.
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systonlawAuthor Commented:
right on

it also shows "automatic private IP address" which iif you google it points up a Microsoft support page which says that it is because it cant reach dhcp server.

so no ping no dhcp.

tonite i will upgrade wirelss comp 2 to xp service pack two which i have heard is more wireless friendly but if you have any ideas in meantime great!

ty

rich

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systonlawAuthor Commented:
Sun, 2002-09-08 12:00:23 - Initialize LCP.
Sun, 2002-09-08 12:00:23 - LCP is allowed to come up.
Sun, 2002-09-08 12:00:26 - CHAP authentication failed
Sun, 2002-09-08 12:00:26 - LCP down.
Sun, 2002-09-08 12:01:23 - Initialize LCP.
Sun, 2002-09-08 12:01:23 - LCP is allowed to come up.
Sun, 2002-09-08 12:01:26 - CHAP authentication failed
Sun, 2002-09-08 12:01:26 - LCP down.
Sun, 2002-09-08 12:01:35 - Administrator login successful - IP:192.168.0.2
Sun, 2002-09-08 12:02:24 - Initialize LCP.
Sun, 2002-09-08 12:02:24 - LCP is allowed to come up.
Sun, 2002-09-08 12:02:27 - CHAP authentication failed
Sun, 2002-09-08 12:02:27 - LCP down.
Sun, 2002-09-08 12:03:13 - Initialize LCP.
Sun, 2002-09-08 12:03:13 - LCP is allowed to come up

failed etc
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MikkkCommented:
Are you writing the authentication key right?
Configure the AP without password and then try again.
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systonlawAuthor Commented:
i have tripled checked the login butwill try tonight without password


ty
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systonlawAuthor Commented:
is done!!!!

Ive realised what the problem was with doing the netgear on its own as the main router/modem

. i was tring to configure the netgear router.modem  with the adsl line connected this meant ( i think)that it was already transmitting the unconfigured details wirelessly before i applied the password/login. any way i gues some modems could cope with that but not the netgear.
Having connected the netgear and got an ip number i went upstairs turned on the comp2 wirelees comp
and immdeiately saw that it had picked up the (next) ip number on the network.
it only seemed to go to certain sites so i went back to the netgear and put in the dns server details as
recommnended by the demon website    158.x.x.x and 142.x.x.x
result ready to roll.
i have not gone back to try the first scenario ie speedtouch with added wireless netgear router/modem cos there is no need to at moment
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MikkkCommented:
Well done. Congratulations.
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systonlawAuthor Commented:
is done!!!!

Ive realised what the problem was with doing the netgear on its own as the main router/modem

. i was tring to configure the netgear router.modem  with the adsl line connected this meant ( i think)that it was already transmitting the unconfigured details wirelessly before i applied the password/login. any way i gues some modems could cope with that but not the netgear.
Having connected the netgear and got an ip number i went upstairs turned on the comp2 wirelees comp
and immdeiately saw that it had picked up the (next) ip number on the network.
it only seemed to go to certain sites so i went back to the netgear and put in the dns server details as
recommnended by the demon website    158.x.x.x and 142.x.x.x
result ready to roll.
i have not gone back to try the first scenario ie speedtouch with added wireless netgear router/modem cos there is no need to at momentback to top
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