BEFSR41 & WAP54G & WPC55AG on Windows 2000

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Tito Perez, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. Tito Perez

    Tito Perez Guest

    Everything works fine except, I can not get a windows 2000 machine to
    work with my new wireless gear.

    My home network is set up with SpeedStream DSL modem for SBC DSL
    hooked up to a BEFSR41 Linksys Router ( From that router
    I have 2 PC's (Server 2003 & XP Pro) and a WAP54G Linksys 802.11g
    Access Point( connected. The WAP54G is connected via the
    'UPLINK' port. The Router serves as a PPPoE client for the SBC yahoo,
    and as a DHCP server (IP's starting at All my 'wired'
    PC's pull in IP addresses, DNS addresses, etc....fine and have no
    trouble accessing the internet or each other. They can all access the
    WAP54G by it's static IP. I have 2 laptops (XP Pro and 2000 Pro). They
    both have the WPC55AG PC card. The XP machine works fine with either
    of the cards and the 2000 machine works with neither of them. Meaning,
    the XP machine pulls in an IP via DHCP and can access all local
    computers along with the internet. The 2000 machine is linking with
    the AP (according to the linksys software with strong/excellent
    signal), but "can't access the internet". There is a fancy graphic on
    their software that illustrates this, and if you've used it you know
    what I mean.

    On the 2000 machine I have tried manually assigning the IP/Subnet/DNS
    with information for my network instead of the default DHCP set up,
    but the problem continues (link with AP, not getting to the router). I
    have WEP disabled. The only changes I have made to the WAP54G are:
    1) the SSID
    2) The channel (5 instead of 6) [at 6 the machine wouldn't even sync
    with the AP]
    3) "G" only signal
    4) The IP address to (from
    Again, both cards work fine on the XP laptop and both give the same
    trouble on the 2000 machine. Has anybody else had a similar problem or
    ideas as to what the issue may be?
    Tito Perez, Jul 25, 2003
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    Duane Arnold Guest

    (Tito Perez) wrote in
    If you let the Win 2K machine get a DHCP IP and it comes back with a IP and *Auto Config*, this could mean that the TCP/IP Stack may
    be hosed on the machine. And even if you give a static IP for the machine
    to use, the machine cannot do it.

    You most likely can access the other machines on the LAN with the
    machine, but you cannot access to get to the router's Admin
    Screens from the machine.

    It's possible that you may have to rebuild the TCP/IP Stack on the
    machine. I am not saying that is the problem, but it could be. You can
    search Google on how to rebuild the TCP/IP Stack, which is delete the
    Winsock and Winsock2 registry entries, uninstall everything out of the
    network card's property box, and reboot the machine, which will rebuild
    the TCP/IP Stack. You then reinstall everything back in the network card
    property box.


    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Jul 25, 2003
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