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WAP54G problems accesing SMC on AP-client-mode with WEP

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by nicknick, May 15, 2005.

  1. nicknick

    nicknick Network Guru Member


    I'm trying to use a wap54g on AP-Client mode, to access a SMC wireless router. If router has no wep, everything works fine, but if I enable WEP128, when I do a survey of wireless networks, I found the ssid, but when I select it, a quick error message appears and it doesn't ask me for WEP key.

    I have tried to enable encription on the 'basic settings' page, with no success.

    any ideas?

    thanks in advace,
  2. czeman

    czeman Network Guru Member

    We had similar experiences where we setup a wireless network. Our infrastructure consists of DLink DWL-2700APs on several towers and each location using either a DLink DWL-2100AP or DLink wireless NIC. The wireless NICs work great, but the 2100s are pieces of garbage, and so were started looking for alternative access points to operate in AP Client Mode. Netgear didn't really have anything and Linksys said their stuff was only compatible with Linksys. 3Com told me there was no reason their equipment wouldn't be compatible, and so I purchased a 3Com access point. It wouldn't connect, unless I turned off encryption. I decided to take a change and purchased a WAP54G. It works great!!!

    The only thing 3Com was able to come up with, when I called them about their equipment NOT working, was "chipset incompatibility", which, whatever the heck that is, might be the same problem you're having. I just don't understand why there would be incompatibilities between vendors. Aren't these wireless protocols standardized or is this a way for the manufacturers to lock consumers into their brands? It's too bad Linksys hasn't started manufacturing outdoor access points with POE. Oh well.

    Good luck,

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