Wireless connection timing out, Waiting on the network

Windows XP SP3
Summit 802.11 Wireless Network Adapter (Driver Date:  11/9/2007)
Apple Airport Extreme


Trying to connect to a wireless network.  All other devices (phones, laptops, desktops) are able to connect fine.  This one machine is not.  It sees the network, hit connect, asks for password, then "Waiting for the network..." until it times out and just doesn't connect.

Using zero config.

I've tried:
-restarting the Airport
-netsh int ip reset reset.log
-netsh winsock reset catalog
-removing/re-adding wireless network
-removing/re-adding wireless card from Device Manager

Any other ideas?

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Did it ever work? If yes, have you tried using a restore point to a time it was working?

Have you tried the NIC in another PC?

You could also try booting the PC with a Linux LiveCD, like puppy, they have pretty good wireless NIC support these days.

Another thing to check, have you set the correct encryption protocol (AES or TKIP) for the adapter to match what is used by the AP, and does the adapter support that?
Are there newer drivers thru the manufacturer? If so try updating the the driver if possible.
Can you try to disable the security for a short time to see if it will connect unsecured?

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Do you have an ACL on your wireless router?
Ensure you are typing in the password correctly. Also try temporarily changing the password to something easier, i.e. a word with all lowercase letter and try to connect again.
Also try temporarily making the wireless network unsecure and see if you can connect the machine.
Can this machine connect to other unsecure and secure wireless networks?
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Did you configured your Airport Extreme to use mix mode? a/b/g/n 2.5Ghz and 5Ghz or just N mode with 5Ghz alone?? it seems like your wireless adapter does not support the Airport configuration. Can you give us more details about your router configuration.

Airport Extreme for PC users
-PC with Windows XP (SP3) or Windows Vista (SP1) or later, CD drive, and Ethernet or wireless networking capability
-PC with Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a/b/g/n card
-USB printer
PC with Windows XP (SP3) or Windows Vista (SP1); Bonjour for Windows (included on AirPort Extreme CD)
devolebNetworksAuthor Commented:
As stated, machine is Windows XP SP3
No ACL/MAC auth on the AP
I want to stay away from reconfiguring the AP b/c it's in use by many users.
AES is correct on both devices.
Don't think it ever worked.

I found the manufacturer's website and managed to install a suite of drivers.  This bumped up the driver date to 5/2009 instead of the 2007.

Now I went from "Waiting for the network" to actually "Obtaining an IP..."

Except now it goes back and forth.  It says Obtaining, then disconnected, then trying to connect/obtaining, then disconnect... this loop goes on and on, and pretty quick.

I'm thinking it's a driver issue at the moment.

Looks to be connected now.  Ended up installing the Summit install package from the manufacturers website (wasn't available from Summit's site!), but one reboot didn't do it.  Had to reboot twice before I was finally able to connect and get rid of the connecting/disconnect problem.

Thanks for all the help!  
devolebNetworksAuthor Commented:
Summit NIC's update to newest drivers, reboot 3 times.
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