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Cannot see wireless network

  1. #1


    andirae Guest

    Cannot see wireless network

    I have set up a wireless network using a flash drive. My XP desktop is
    connected to the router. When I click on manage wireless networks it shows
    up. However when I click on connect to a network it does not show up. It is a
    WEP and is set to automatically connect as well as connect even if the
    network is not broadcast.
    Any suggestions on how to get the network to appear in the connect to a
    network box.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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  3. #2


    Robert L [MVP - Networking] Guest

    Re: Cannot see wireless network

    Are you talking about XP or Vista? Assuming it is Vista, this troubleshooting may help,

    Troubleshoot problems computers not appearing on Network Map
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewforum.php?f=1

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    "andirae" <andirae@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message newsF5EE605-EDD1-4136-9E48-80A36952C650@microsoft.com...
    I have set up a wireless network using a flash drive. My XP desktop is
    connected to the router. When I click on manage wireless networks it shows
    up. However when I click on connect to a network it does not show up. It is a
    WEP and is set to automatically connect as well as connect even if the
    network is not broadcast.
    Any suggestions on how to get the network to appear in the connect to a
    network box.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    andirae Guest

    Re: Cannot see wireless network

    I am talking about Vista and I tried the solutions on your link and I am
    still unable to see my network in the "select a network to connect to" It is
    still present in the manage wireless network settings but for some reason
    does not show up in the connect to a network tab. I tried to ping from my
    Vista laptop to my XP desktop that is connected to the wireless router and I
    am unable to get a ping. I can ping from the XP computer though. My ipconfig
    settings for my XP desktop are:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Andrea Capiola>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : wildblue.com

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : wildblue.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network
    Connect
    ion
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-3F-7A-9C-78
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 12.213.224.61
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, March 19, 2007 15:11:26
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, March 20, 2007 15:11:26

    C:\Documents and Settings\Andrea Capiola>
    This is the ipconfig from my Vista laptop
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Andrea>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Laptop-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
    Con
    nection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-2D-DC-97
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast
    Ethernet
    Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-B8-C4-23-A9
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
    isatap.{AC06EA4C-5FB8-4FB9-9B61-B48E76D4F
    57F}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
    isatap.{27ED06AA-8437-490E-9412-CB46D93EA
    464}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Users\Andrea>
    I would really appreciate any help you could provide I have spent all day
    trying to figure it out.

    Andrea


    "Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:

    > Are you talking about XP or Vista? Assuming it is Vista, this troubleshooting may help,
    >
    > Troubleshoot problems computers not appearing on Network Map
    > http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewforum.php?f=1
    >
    > Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    > Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    > How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    > "andirae" <andirae@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message newsF5EE605-EDD1-4136-9E48-80A36952C650@microsoft.com...
    > I have set up a wireless network using a flash drive. My XP desktop is
    > connected to the router. When I click on manage wireless networks it shows
    > up. However when I click on connect to a network it does not show up. It is a
    > WEP and is set to automatically connect as well as connect even if the
    > network is not broadcast.
    > Any suggestions on how to get the network to appear in the connect to a
    > network box


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Michael A. Bishop \(MSFT\) Guest

    Re: Cannot see wireless network

    So to make sure I'm understanding correctly.....

    -Your network does not broadcast its SSID
    -It uses WEP encryption and a key you've saved to a USB drive
    -You added the network profile to the Vista machine, but don't see it in the
    Connect To... screen.

    I wouldn't expect that a non-broadcasting network would appear in Connect
    To..., normally. After you've added the profile, though, it ought to. The
    ipconfigs don't really tell us much -- they basically say that your laptop
    isn't connected to the wireless network. When you say "I can ping from the
    XP computer though", do you mean you can ping a host on the Internet, or you
    can ping the Vista laptop? If the latter, that's very odd.

    Try deleting the profile from Manage Wireless Networks, then in Connect
    To... select "Set up a connection" > "Manually connect to a wireless
    network" and enter the network information there.

    "andirae" <andirae@discussions.microsoft.com> a écrit dans le message de
    news:9FD31A74-F026-4684-BB6E-97C08C4DC2FF@microsoft.com...
    >I am talking about Vista and I tried the solutions on your link and I am
    > still unable to see my network in the "select a network to connect to" It
    > is
    > still present in the manage wireless network settings but for some reason
    > does not show up in the connect to a network tab. I tried to ping from my
    > Vista laptop to my XP desktop that is connected to the wireless router and
    > I
    > am unable to get a ping. I can ping from the XP computer though. My
    > ipconfig
    > settings for my XP desktop are:
    >
    > Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    > (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    >
    > C:\Documents and Settings\Andrea Capiola>ipconfig /all
    >
    > Windows IP Configuration
    >
    > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP-PC
    > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
    > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : wildblue.com
    >
    > Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    >
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : wildblue.com
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network
    > Connect
    > ion
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-3F-7A-9C-78
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
    > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    > DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    > DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 12.213.224.61
    > Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, March 19, 2007 15:11:26
    > Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, March 20, 2007
    > 15:11:26
    >
    > C:\Documents and Settings\Andrea Capiola>
    > This is the ipconfig from my Vista laptop
    > Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    > Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    >
    > C:\Users\Andrea>ipconfig /all
    >
    > Windows IP Configuration
    >
    > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Laptop-PC
    > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >
    > Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    > Network
    > Con
    > nection
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-2D-DC-97
    > DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >
    > Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast
    > Ethernet
    > Controller
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-B8-C4-23-A9
    > DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >
    > Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
    > isatap.{AC06EA4C-5FB8-4FB9-9B61-B48E76D4F
    > 57F}
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    > DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >
    > Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    > DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >
    > Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
    > isatap.{27ED06AA-8437-490E-9412-CB46D93EA
    > 464}
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    > DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >
    > Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    > DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >
    > C:\Users\Andrea>
    > I would really appreciate any help you could provide I have spent all day
    > trying to figure it out.
    >
    > Andrea
    >
    >
    > "Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:
    >
    >> Are you talking about XP or Vista? Assuming it is Vista, this
    >> troubleshooting may help,
    >>
    >> Troubleshoot problems computers not appearing on Network Map
    >> http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewforum.php?f=1
    >>
    >> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    >> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    >> http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    >> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    >> http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    >> "andirae" <andirae@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> newsF5EE605-EDD1-4136-9E48-80A36952C650@microsoft.com...
    >> I have set up a wireless network using a flash drive. My XP desktop is
    >> connected to the router. When I click on manage wireless networks it
    >> shows
    >> up. However when I click on connect to a network it does not show up.
    >> It is a
    >> WEP and is set to automatically connect as well as connect even if the
    >> network is not broadcast.
    >> Any suggestions on how to get the network to appear in the connect to a
    >> network box



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Quint Guest

    Re: Cannot see wireless network


    I hope someone will read this, as the original post was entered more
    than a year ago. I have a desktop with XP, a laptop with XP, and a
    LinkSys Wireless-G router. I also have a brand new Compaq laptop w/
    Vista Home Premium 64. The XP laptop connects wirelessly through the
    router with no problem and has done so for more than a year.

    I went through the steps to set up wireless connection using a USB, and
    I cannot connect to my HOME wireless network. I spent four hours on this
    last night, turning everything off and on again, rebooting, removing the
    network from the Vista laptop and reinstalling, installing it manually,
    calling HP and spending an hour w/ "Albert" who was absolutely useless
    as he told me to repeat everything I had already done.

    When I go to "Manage Wireless Networks," I can see my HOME network.
    When I go to "Select a Network to Connect To," I get a couple of other
    (unknown to me) networks, but NOT my HOME network. My HOME network is
    not in the list of networks that I can connect to, but I can see it is
    "out there" when I go to "Manage Wireless Networks."

    I feel like this must be something very simple to fix, but I cannot
    figure it out. If you can help me, I would appreciate it more than you
    know. I don't have the time, skill or knowledge to deal with this
    anymore. And it kills me to think that I may have to pay someone to do
    this for me.

    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!


    --
    Quint
    Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: Cannot see wireless network

    If open Manage Network Connections, can you see the wireless? What's the
    status? Or post the result of ipconfig /all may help.

    --
    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    "Quint" <Quint.3bmaog@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
    news:Quint.3bmaog@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...

    >
    > I hope someone will read this, as the original post was entered more
    > than a year ago. I have a desktop with XP, a laptop with XP, and a
    > LinkSys Wireless-G router. I also have a brand new Compaq laptop w/
    > Vista Home Premium 64. The XP laptop connects wirelessly through the
    > router with no problem and has done so for more than a year.
    >
    > I went through the steps to set up wireless connection using a USB, and
    > I cannot connect to my HOME wireless network. I spent four hours on this
    > last night, turning everything off and on again, rebooting, removing the
    > network from the Vista laptop and reinstalling, installing it manually,
    > calling HP and spending an hour w/ "Albert" who was absolutely useless
    > as he told me to repeat everything I had already done.
    >
    > When I go to "Manage Wireless Networks," I can see my HOME network.
    > When I go to "Select a Network to Connect To," I get a couple of other
    > (unknown to me) networks, but NOT my HOME network. My HOME network is
    > not in the list of networks that I can connect to, but I can see it is
    > "out there" when I go to "Manage Wireless Networks."
    >
    > I feel like this must be something very simple to fix, but I cannot
    > figure it out. If you can help me, I would appreciate it more than you
    > know. I don't have the time, skill or knowledge to deal with this
    > anymore. And it kills me to think that I may have to pay someone to do
    > this for me.
    >
    > THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
    >
    >
    > --
    > Quint
    > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    Mick Murphy Guest

    Re: Cannot see wireless network

    The best and easiest way is to set your Network up from within the router;
    then turn wireless Broadcast on from within there!
    Go to the router's website(if you don't have the CD software that came with
    it), and get the info on how to do it!
    You log into the router, using its IP Adress with a default username and
    password; then set it all up!
    --
    Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


    "Quint" wrote:

    >
    > I hope someone will read this, as the original post was entered more
    > than a year ago. I have a desktop with XP, a laptop with XP, and a
    > LinkSys Wireless-G router. I also have a brand new Compaq laptop w/
    > Vista Home Premium 64. The XP laptop connects wirelessly through the
    > router with no problem and has done so for more than a year.
    >
    > I went through the steps to set up wireless connection using a USB, and
    > I cannot connect to my HOME wireless network. I spent four hours on this
    > last night, turning everything off and on again, rebooting, removing the
    > network from the Vista laptop and reinstalling, installing it manually,
    > calling HP and spending an hour w/ "Albert" who was absolutely useless
    > as he told me to repeat everything I had already done.
    >
    > When I go to "Manage Wireless Networks," I can see my HOME network.
    > When I go to "Select a Network to Connect To," I get a couple of other
    > (unknown to me) networks, but NOT my HOME network. My HOME network is
    > not in the list of networks that I can connect to, but I can see it is
    > "out there" when I go to "Manage Wireless Networks."
    >
    > I feel like this must be something very simple to fix, but I cannot
    > figure it out. If you can help me, I would appreciate it more than you
    > know. I don't have the time, skill or knowledge to deal with this
    > anymore. And it kills me to think that I may have to pay someone to do
    > this for me.
    >
    > THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
    >
    >
    > --
    > Quint
    > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    Quint Guest

    Re: Cannot see wireless network


    Yes, I could SEE the wireless connection, and it looked like it was
    fine. (I'm not at home now so can't tell you exactly.) In any event,
    after spending another hour or so going through pages of potential
    repairs that I printed off the web, I called Lynksys tech support. We
    updated the software for my router and now IT IS WORKING.

    Thank you for your replies! Much appreciated.




    --
    Quint
    Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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