Xp Wireless Connectivity Eradication

Bt / Home hub 2
November 11, 2009 at 12:19:28
Specs: Windows XP sp3
Hello,
I have recently purchased a BT Home Hub 2.0 i bought it because i wanted a router with printer support. I unboxed the product and read the quick start manual. I then connected the router and everything seemed to be working fine. I connected my desktop pc to it via an ethernet cable and the connection worked flawlessly and i could print easily. I then put the installation disk into my laptop. After following the onscreen prompts i received the a message about how the connection failed. I know that the cd did not install any software it simply connects the laptop to the router and saves the settings into xp. I tried multiple things: changed the wpa & wpa2 key multiple times changed the format to WEP, then WPA then WPA2 to no avail. Still no connection. I then reset the router and tried to connect without the CD using the built in XP wireless utility. The view available wireless networks said no wireless networks were available. I knew that there were several in range so i did a WLAN search with my phone (nokia5800) it picked up half a dozen inculding my new home hub. i was able to connect flawlessly. I came to the conclusion that there is a problem with the wireless configuration on the laptops XP wireless utility. I download Cisco Network Magic. I installed it within minutes and it prompted me to use it instead of the xp utility i accepted and connected within seconds. While the interface is very nice (there is a very nice network map feature) i would prefer to be able to connect without it as it is quite heavy on resources and it would be more conveinient. I am now looking for a way to completely reset all wireless configuration. If somebody wants me to i can easily uninstall and/or update the wireless card drivers. (BTW at the notification area a bubble keeps popping up saying "wireless networks have been detected" however when i click the icon it says no wireless networks were found in range in the view available wireless networks windows.)?!?!?!?!!!?!?
Thanks in advance,
Craig
P.s Cisco network magic stops the WZC service. Problem could be in the WCZ?

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#1
November 11, 2009 at 15:50:05
Right click on the icon in the tray. There should be a choice to use WCZ. There was no reason to install the CD if everything was good. I don't know if you can uninstall it in add & remove programs.

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#2
November 12, 2009 at 00:38:28
My laptops wouldn't pick up any wireless networks. So i used the CD. The CD didn't install anything. It was meant to simply connect me to the router and then save the settings into XP. It didn't work so after trying different things i downloaded the third party software above and it was able to connect because it replaces windows wireless management.So i have come to the conclusion that the problem is within the XP wireless settings/configuration as the box is not checked that reads "use Windows to manage my wireless connections so none of the settings within windows are being used when it works. This third party software also disabled WCZ. I also thought that since it worked after WZC was disabled there might be a problem with WZC. Sorry if i was unclear.I know the problem isn't with the router as my phone can detect it and i know there are many other wireless networks in my area. The WLAN switches are turned on on both laptops as well.

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#3
November 12, 2009 at 06:42:21
http://www.beta.bt.com/bta/forums/f...

Maybe you can find an answer in the BT forum. I also read that the default address for that device is 192.168.1.254

Connect a PC to it & open the web interface. You maybe able to configure it to what you need.

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#4
November 12, 2009 at 07:43:26
As i said i am almost certain the problem is not with the router configuration in any way as my mobile phone can connect easily via WLAN and the router is already connected via ethernet to a PC which connects to the internet perfectly and i have tried configuring the router in several ways as well as reseting it.

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