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wireless not able to Authenicate with Domain controller

I have a domain controller running sbs2003. WE have 6 Dell d610 laptops Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network adapters. I cannot log into the domain. It states that the Domain is not Available. Is there a way to do this without using a Radius server. The router we are using is a WRT100N from Linksys
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8/22/2022 - Mon

Assuming you're not using any Wireless authentication (802.1x), then the machines should associate with the Access Point when they bring their network interfaces online.

You should check that the wireless network connection is set to 'Automatic' for connection, and you may need to wait an extra few seconds for the machines to bring the wireless network online.

To further diagnose, I would recommend checking to see if the machines are associating with the Access Point before logon, through the web interface via another workstation.

The Linksys router will also need to supply the Domain Controller's IP Address as the Primary DNS, and this can also be configured through the web interface.

to supprt Onlyodin'as last paragraph, on one of the lappies, can you click->start->run, then type "cmd" click OK and type "ipconfig /all" hit enter and then copy and paste the results here.  probably the DNS is not set on the access point's DHCP server...

currently the Domain Controller is handling DHCP so do I need to make the Linksys router do that?
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If you open a command prompt and run 'ipconfig /all' as mentioned, try finding the 'Physical Address' in the DHCP Management Console on your domain controller.  If it is not listed, then your Linksys router may be providing the DHCP to wireless clients rather than allowing the Domain Controller to do so.

If this is the case you could disable the DHCP on the linksys or change its setings to match the DNS servers normally set by your Domain Controller's DHCP.

Whilst it's not normally advisable to have multiple DHCP servers on a network, DHCP does have certain safeguards built in to minimise conflicts, you could also configure non-overlapping ranges for each device.

DNS is listed in all the laptops as which is the server ip

the server is the only one that is giving out DHCP

2003 still often likes WINS...

are your netbios type paramaters set correctly?

also, generally speaking... domain\name = netbios or wins.... name@xxxx.com = DNS
try logging on both ways.
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