encryption gives bogus IP addy

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With a wireless card in my computer,
Whenever I turn on encryption, the IP address shows
as 0.0.0.0 when I boot into windows.  This even though
I have 'set IP address automatically'.  If I disable
encryption, I get IP = 192.168.0.03 after I manually
connect and I can go on line.
How can I make this card automatically give the correct IP addy
while encrypted?

Jeff



Re: encryption gives bogus IP addy
On Sat, 01 Jan 2005 02:29:28 GMT, Jeff B spoketh

>With a wireless card in my computer,
>Whenever I turn on encryption, the IP address shows
>as 0.0.0.0 when I boot into windows.  This even though
>I have 'set IP address automatically'.  If I disable
>encryption, I get IP = 192.168.0.03 after I manually
>connect and I can go on line.
>How can I make this card automatically give the correct IP addy
>while encrypted?
>
>Jeff

That usually implies that you haven't set the same encryption keys on
both the wireless access point and the computer.


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Re: encryption gives bogus IP addy

>With a wireless card in my computer,
>Whenever I turn on encryption, the IP address shows
>as 0.0.0.0 when I boot into windows.  This even though
>I have 'set IP address automatically'.  If I disable
>encryption, I get IP = 192.168.0.03 after I manually
>connect and I can go on line.
>How can I make this card automatically give the correct IP addy
>while encrypted?

Easy.  Your unspecified wireless card and unspecified wireless router
are having some disagreement as to the WEP key or WPA phrase.  Some
cards and routers insist that the ASCII WEP keys be exactly 5
characters long for 64bit and 13 characters long for 128bit
encryption.  If you make them longer, the stupid firmware will
sometimes just truncate the key to 5/13 characters.  If you still have
problems obtaining a common encryption key, try a hexadecimal
encryption key of 10 or 26 characters.  That's sure to work.


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