BSOD when enabling wireless
1. Make sure all wireless devices are using the
same mode, infrastructure in the most cases.
802.11b (WiFi) cards can communicate in two different modes, Ad Hoc- for direct card-to-card communication and Infrastructure - for communication through an Access Point. If your wireless network doesn't have an AP, you will need to set your cards to use "AdHoc" mode. When setup Ad Hoc mode, make sure all wireless clients use the same mode, channel, web keys and SSID. You may need to setup TCP/IP manually if you don't have DHCP.
Put your Wireless
Router at the center of the area that you want to cover.
Symptoms: After installed XP SP1, your wireless connection drops and then
reconnects every three to five minutes.
API update for Windows
XP SP2 is a
subset of the
APIs introduced in
Vista, known as the Native WiFi
This means ...
Infrastructure: all wireless and wired
devices communicate with each other by first going through an Access Point (AP)
or wireless router.
Ad-hoc: one wireless station communicates directly with other wireless stations without using an access point or a wireless router. However, if you want to access to a wired network, you will need a WAP or a router.
Point-to-Point: the WAPs are setup as a bridge connecting to LANs.
Resolutions: This issue can occur if the Service Set Identifier (SSID) for that network has not been added to the list of preferred networks. This can occur if infrastructure networks are detected and wireless detection has been set to auto configuration (the network has not been previously associated with and has not failed an 802.1x authentication attempt). To resolve this issue, add the Service Set Identifier (SSID) of the network. To do this, go to properties of the wireless connection>Wireless Networks>Configure. In the Network Name (SSID) box, type the SSID that you want to add. Wireless connection issue - Case study
Symptoms: 1) Your wireless can't access the Internet and LAN while it is still plugged in and the Status shows good connection. 2) If wireless status shows excellent but ip is 169.x.x.x
Resolutions: 1. If
you enable Web, make sure you use the correct keys.
2. Make sure authentication is unchecked.
3. Check the power management properties and make sure you're not letting windows shut down the device.
4. Make sure you have latest drivers.
5. Wireless connection issue - Case study
1. Change the default SSID after testing the
2. Enable WEP encryption settings.
3. Enable MAC Address Control.
Wireless Networks tab does not appear in XP SP2
When trying to setup wireless
using Wireless Network
Connection in XP SP2,
you don't have Wireless
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