Help! Fail to connect a windows XP laptop via a wireless connect to Dlink router!

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Stan, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. Stan

    Stan Guest

    My laptop is hp pavilion ze4100, and I use Dell TrueMobile 1150 PC
    card as the
    wirelss card adaptor. I installed the SBC Yahoo! DSL, use a
    speedstream 5100
    DSL router, and a Dlink DI-514 broadband wireless router. My laptop
    windows XP home edition.

    I try to connect the laptop to the internet through the wireless
    router. The wireless adaptor can find the availble wireless network
    with excellent
    signal strength (11Mbps), but I just can not access the intenet
    through it.

    1) When I connect the laptop and the router via a eathernet cable,
    works fine.
    2) I use another laptop which runs windows2k, everything works fine
    (wired or
    wireless). That computer uses a D-link wireless adpator.

    I guess:
    1) It might be the xp's problem.
    2) or it is the TrueMobile card adaptor's problem

    Any one can give me any hint?

    Thanks a lot!!!
    Stan, Nov 29, 2003
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  2. Stan

    Joe Hayes Guest

    Do you have any security features activated on your router? Like WEP or
    WPA. Your PC Card settings have to match the ones on your router or you
    won't be able to authenticate and use the connection. Also you'll need some
    patches for XP if your using WPA.
    Joe Hayes, Nov 30, 2003
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