Wireless icon shows disconnected while I am connected!!
Posted on 2010-11-26
Hi to all,
I am testing a cisco Wireless access point 1250. The authentication/Encryption details on the AP are as follows:
- Authentication: Shared
- Encryption: WEP
- Encryption key : 40bit
- Transmit Key (1 to 4): 1
I use exactly the same setup on my 3 clients (WIN XP).
I also use MAC address filtering with this setup. On this setup I have tested many scenarions (add- remove MACs from the list, use different Transmit key etc) and the Client to AP association is working as expected depending on the setup I have on the Cisco Access point.
The strange thing is that when I use the "Shared" Authentication with WEP encryption, the Wireless icon on all 3 laptops shows "Disconnected" always while I am connected to the access point and also have internet access through the AP.
I don't have the icon problem when I use the "OPEN" authentication with "WPA" Encryption.
Do you have any ideas on why this is happening and how can I corrected. Is this on purpose maybe due to WEP encryption or something on WIN XP ?