No packets received on wireless network

Abit Airpace wi-fi network adapter
January 25, 2011 at 12:43:32
Specs: Windows XP, Athlon 4600/1024
I just installed windows xp on a new pc. I put in my airpace wireless adapater to connect to my wireless network and it shows as connected sometimes, other time not. Even when it shows as connected I am getting packets received but none sent.
Can anyone help me with this please?
I have a netgear router which is set to broadcast.
I have tried the windows config too as an alternative but I have WPA-PSK security on the router and windows xp cant handle that.
I dont want to resort to less security.
Also I tried to uninstall the airpace drivers and software. The software uninstall stopped halfway through and froze. How I have no utility to work with as when I try to install it all again only the drivers seem to be installing...the disk only gives me a way to unintsall and it freezes halfway every time.
Tying myself in knots...anyone??
Thanks

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#1
January 25, 2011 at 12:53:11
I have tried the windows config too as an alternative but I have WPA-PSK security on the router and windows xp cant handle that.

Actually, Windows XP has no issues with WPA encryption. I'm using it on our training lab and those are all XP Pro laptops connecting to it. I suspect the issue is your wireless interface.

First, check to ensure you have the most recent drivers for the device installed. If you don't, then download and install them and test. If everything works fine, problem solved.

If it doesn't, then you need to test with another wireless client (or more than one if possible). Does it connect OK? Does it encounter the same issue? If it does have the same problem then the issue could be your wireless router. In that case, click on my name above in my response and read my "how-to" guide titled, "Troubleshooting Wireless Issues"

If this is the only wireless computer that's having this issue, try that wireless NIC in another computer. If the problem occurs on the other computer, then you have a bad NIC. If the problem doesn't occur on the other computer, then it's likely the computer you have it plugged into is having issues.......be they hardware or software............and you'll have to get someone to have a look at it that knows what they're doing.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#2
January 25, 2011 at 13:02:01
I dotnt know what a 'nic ' is sorry. I also have a device unknown in my device manager and wondering if thats something to do with it.
In my xp home windows config box for connection I only have a wep option?? I cant look for updated drivers on that machine itself as no internet! We have three other laptops running from this router with no problems at all.
Thanks

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#3
January 25, 2011 at 13:04:30
when you don't know a term google it.
http://geekdictionary.computing.net...

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#4
January 25, 2011 at 13:36:23
Thanks...still in trouble here. DHCP and DNS set to be obtained automatically. Lights flashing as if connected. No dchp or server shown in connection properties.
Still wondering what 'unknown device ' is. This was connected fine before I deleted the linux partition and installed windows xp . I had it running three days on linux as it came that way. Now this? JUst dont understand what to do next.
It appears there is only this airpace adapter listed under network adapters in device manager...is that unknown the nic? Where did it go? How do I get it back? Thanks

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#5
January 25, 2011 at 15:09:04
Still wondering what 'unknown device ' is.

Check in Device Manager. Look for "Network Adapters" Do you have that listed in DM? If yes, do you have any devices listed under that heading?

If not, then the "unknown device" is likely to be your NIC (network interface) and you will have to get drivers for it and install them.

Details on what NIC you have should be in the paperwork that came with your computer. If not, contact the seller or search your make/model on the manufacturer's website.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
January 25, 2011 at 15:36:23
ok will look. I looked on my motherboard disk but it doesnt mention network adapaters

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#7
January 26, 2011 at 06:30:46
I now know that when I deleted the linux partition and installed XP I lost the ethernet controller...either that or some sleep mode had happened. I had to take out the memory for 10 mins and then reseat, power up and it came back in device manager. ( googled that bit!)

I now have Airpace Network Adapter and Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller under Network Adapater and some Microsoft loopback adapter??

Under the properties of the airpace adapter Realtek Intermediate Driver for Ethernet Extended Feat is the only thing unticked..
It says connected on toolbar icon at 54.0 Mbps
No IE pages ,,dns server issue?
Status is 0 packets received
Under support details there is a phsycial address
a 192.etc IP address
Subnet mask is there
Nothing under DNS Server or Wins Server

I have Ip address and DNS server set to obtain automatically.
I have WPA -PSK encryption on my Netgear router and have put that in the Airpace utility to connect.

Cannot get any internet and need help/ Many thanks


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