Unable to connect via Wireless

May 3, 2006 at 07:45:12
Specs: WinXP Pro, Intel 697Mhz
I have this OLD Tangent Shuttle 1100 Laptop (http://support.tangent.com/laptop/nbc-013.htm) that is not being able to connect to the secured Wireless Network available.

Its able to detect the list of available Networks - but when I click on 'Connect' - it says 'Detecting Network Type' and then says - "Windows is unable to connect to the selected Network. The Network may no longer be in range". This laptop uses a DLink IEEE 802.11b Wireless LAN Adapter(DWL-650) - and all connections seem fine. Ive tried disabling it and re-enabling it again - that didnt help. Device Manager shows no hardware errors or Conflicts.

Another Laptop next to it is able to connect fine to the same secured network. but this one detects it fine, but is not able to connect to the same - it does not even reach the stage where the Network Key has to be entered.

Any suggestions will be really helpful.

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May 3, 2006 at 07:51:37
See if this does any help--
Wireless Configuration


* Click Start

* Click Control Panel

* Select Network and Internet Connections

* The Network and Internet Connections window will appear:
Select the Network Connections icon

* The Network Connections window will appear:
Double click on Local Area Connection

* The Local Area Connection window will appear:
Select the General tab and click, or highlight Internet Protocol and press Properties

* The TCP/IP Properties window will appear:

* Make sure that both the Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically are selected, or checked.

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May 3, 2006 at 07:54:37
If its not what the other guy said then my guess is that your Antenna is bad.

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May 3, 2006 at 08:58:22
You mention a list of 'available networks' - are you selecting the correct one - i.e. yours? What sort of security is the network using, do you have the correct key/passphrase?

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May 3, 2006 at 09:47:22
If DLink comes with its own wireless management utility you might try that instead of the one built in to Windows.

Do you know what security encryption/protocols the network uses? Some older wireless cards only support WEP, but a lot of secure wireless networks these days use the newer WPA.

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May 4, 2006 at 07:45:22
Thanks so much to all of you for your suggestions!

The problem was indeed what 'CyberSlug' had to say - the DLink(DWL-650) has a Configuration Utility and Drivers dated 3/10/2002!! - and is only aware of 'WEP'. The secured Wireless Network here is on 'WPA' - the only way out now is to get a newer card - or maybe get the updated drivers from somwhere.


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