One laptop connects, other fails everytime using WRT54G/WPC55AG

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by PK, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. PK

    PK Guest

    Hoping someone can help me work out where I went wrong in my configuration.

    I have the following configuration:

    o: Linksys Wireless-G Broadband router: WRT54G connected using PPPoE w/ DSL
    o: Desktop into router with CAT5 - no problems
    o: P4 XP Pro Laptop a/b/g internal connecting to WRT54G - no problems
    o: PIII Win2000 w/ Linksys PCMCIA card: WPC55AG - fails to connect with
    "cannot associate with access point" in the WLAN "moniter".

    Linksys router is set for:

    DHCP - 50 clients
    WEP off
    MAC address access w/ each MAC in the list
    Same SSID throughout

    If I turn off MAC address access on the router the WPC55AG can connect after
    a lengthy time and I see the MAC address in the status/DHCP client list. If
    I use this same MAC address in the access list and turn it back on it fails
    to connect.

    Also, WPC55AG with the MAC filter off takes a very long time flashing
    between "scanning/connecting..." in the WLAN monitor before it settles for
    my router even though it's the only one is the list and the default
    connection. The link/signal strength is ~6/8 when it connects so I don't
    believe it's a signal problem.

    I installed the Win2000 drivers as instructed so I'm at a loss but it's been
    bugging me for a week now and I can't work it out; yes, it's 2am central
    time and I'm still trying to get this right.

    Are there any better monitor programs than the Linksys WLAN monitor to help
    pinpoint the problem?
    Any ideas on a configuration to make the WPC55AG connect consistently and
    quickly? or connect at all really?

    Any and all help appreciated.
    PK, Jan 16, 2004
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