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Old 01-29-2008, 12:54 AM
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Default Cant connect to home wireless

Just found this site after searching for an answer on google and other forums
I was playing around with my network connection, trying to get my desktop to connect through my laptop's wireless, and I somehow messed something up. now my laptop cant connect to my home network via wireless (wired is fine, can connect to other networks with same authentication/encryption on wireless) I removed the entry from preferred networks since it was stuck on manual (hidden ssid)

laptop is Gateway MX3215 running XP SP2
router is D-Link DGL-4300 Firmware Version:1.8,2007/03/01
802.11b/g, WPA-Personal - WPA2 only

I only have guest access to router (can see settings but not change them, dad wont give password)
from log on router: "[INFO] Wed Jan 16 16:34:15 2008 Wireless system with MAC address (laptop's wireless MAC) associated"
my laptop seems to be talking to the router, unless its somehow receiving its own packets, but it never gets an ip, it just stays on (left it on overnight)
all other computers on my network can connect fine, including other computers on wireless
tried removing authentication and encryption, it connected, but as soon as they were enabled, my laptop could no longer connect
Someone else's suggestion: "If you're running XPSP2 and the router is using WPA2, you need to grab a Windows hotfix to support the newer encryption. Google for WindowsXP-KB893357-v2-x86-ENU.exe and it's the first result."
didnt work, can connect to other wireless networks with WPA2 encryption
why would it just sit on acquiring network address for as long as I let it, instead of assigning a default ip to itself like it does for other routers it cant quite connect to?

more detailed suggestions that didnt work here
no other networks in range
predefined ip on router + static ip on laptop
mac address allowed
bridge already deleted
dad doesnt want to use WEP

tried BVRP connection manager, still cant connect, says "Can't negotiate key with access point. Check passphrase."
updated drivers for network card, now i'm not receiving any packets, and it says almost half of the packets my computer sends are lost
wireless utility that came with driver says its authenticating, encryption type AES, key absent

tried removing the network from preferred, restarting, then adding it back with a different password, still seems to do the same thing
is it possible that the password got changed, but my dad's laptop can somehow still connect with the old one?
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:21 AM
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Hey, I got the same router, and I'm just gonna throw it out there, that firmware your using, 1.8, is only beta and isn't even available on D-link's website anymore because of its instability.. I tried it, and the router started to crap up right as it updated (crashes, disconnects, etc..). That might be the source of all your problems. I downgraded back to 1.7, and everything went smooth and flawless. Might wanna try it, but save a copy of your gateway settings before you do, just in case thats not the problem....

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Old 01-29-2008, 05:59 AM
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I've been using that version for a while, never had any problems with it, unless it is causing the router to stop working whenever my phone interferes with the wireless
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