Can't get wireless NIC to connect to router

Hello all.

While troubleshooting a friend's network, I can't get a wireless NIC to work. Here are the stats on the network:


Router: Linksys Wireless G 2.4 GHz router model WRT54G

Computer A (one network card):

- Intel (R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection

Computer B (two network cards):

- Intel (R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection

- Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter

Computer B, a Dell desktop running Windows XP, is where the problem lies. The wireless NIC shows up (in Control Panel...Network Connections) as working just fine, excellent reception; but I can't ping the (default gateway IP address) router successfully. And of course no internet access.

The (wired) Intel NIC is disabled. I've tried enabling it and it makes things worse. The XP firewall is turned off, and there's no encryption enabled on the wireless NIC. I've tried both manual IP settings, and DHCP. I've tried repair, and disable then enable of the wireless NIC. I've powered the router down for a few minutes, then powered it back on. No luck.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

- Dave

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Look at the router configuration and ensure there are no MAC access restrictions.


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James Egan

Hi Pin pointing the trouble in Wireless networks involves a process of going methodically through the configuration to the point that is causing the problem. The following involves some reading but it includes most of the information needed for solving Wireless issues. My New Wireless does not work -

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