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    Trouble getting wireless connection

    This is a discussion on Trouble getting wireless connection within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I have no problems connecting with Sky broadband via the Sky router and the yellow cable, but when I go ...

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      Question Trouble getting wireless connection

      I have no problems connecting with Sky broadband via the Sky router and the yellow cable, but when I go through the process of setting up the wireless connection I end up getting the following 2 messages which alternate with each other every 3 or 4 seconds "acquiring network address" and "not connected". These messages alternate indefinitely until I shut down. Can anyone help? I am using a WLAN ZD1211 802.11g USB dongle.


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      What settings are on the wireless settings on your Sky router ?

      Ps have you tried wep as well ?

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      Do you mean the address 192.168.0.1? I'm a beginner at this, as you've probably realised. I don't know what wep means?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rodj View Post
      I have no problems connecting with Sky broadband via the Sky router and the yellow cable, but when I go through the process of setting up the wireless connection I end up getting the following 2 messages which alternate with each other every 3 or 4 seconds "acquiring network address" and "not connected". These messages alternate indefinitely until I shut down. Can anyone help? I am using a WLAN ZD1211 802.11g USB dongle.
      Have you tried changing the Wireless setting (via the configuration screens on 192.168.0.1) to Auto 108? The failure to get the IP address is one of the symptoms.

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      Try these links one is router configuration the other one is about WEP.

      Sky Router Setup/Configuration <--- is router setup

      Good news and instructions on WEP settings (XP) <--- is Wep setup.

      Hope these help.

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      I changed to Auto 108 - still have the same problem.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Hornet View Post
      Try these links one is router configuration the other one is about WEP.

      Sky Router Setup/Configuration <--- is router setup

      Good news and instructions on WEP settings (XP) <--- is Wep setup.

      Hope these help.
      I went through the steps in your first link & it still didn't. The second link said not to try this if you were unsure what you are doing, so I didn't.

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      Just to bump a thread - signed up because I'm having this exact same issue. The router is standard config (only got it today) except i've changed the default password.

      When i set my laptop (Toshiba using Intel PRO/Wireless built-in card) to connect to my router, it rotates between 'acquiring network address' and 'not connected' roughly every five seconds. During this process i never get a IP address - ipconfig shows 0.0.0.0

      Tried setting a static address on the laptop. This makes the laptop rotate between 'connected' and 'not connected'.

      I've tried Auto108 and it made no difference. Someone out there must know whats causing the problem?

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      im supprised no one has come up with ideas to this yet but sundays are allways slow, people going to dinner with granny etc
      "To help would be a great adventure"

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      I think I had a similar problem when I had some manual settings left over from my IP config form a previous ISP.

      I would check that under your control panel->network connections->wireless network connection->properties->Internet protocol (tcp/ip)->properties, that the general tab IS set to obtain IP address automatically, and that the DNS setting is set to retrieve automatcially, PLUS that in the advance button you do not have any manual hard coded entries setup for an old ISP.

      If memory serves my right, I had the same issue, when I had a different default gateway address stored in my IP settings.

      Hope this helps.

      Good Luck, and I hope you don't have the Zonealarm firewall installed as that causes some very strage conflicts which are covered elsewhere on the forum.

      My other suggestion is to avoid using the Microsoft wireless networking client and use the driver that came with your wireless card as they are going to be more reliable, there is a setting (somewhere !), that you can use to use the software that came with your PC/laptop.

      And finally, the other thing that I have done on my xp sp2 laptop is to disable the control panel>adminstration tools->services->"Wireless Zero Configuration" service. I have found some material on the net that suggests that this service is to blame for several intermittent wireless failures so I disabled it.

      As you might have guessed I have been around the block trying to fix wireless issues with my laptop, and from doing the above it only looses the wireless connection around once every fortnight.

     

     
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