WMP54G issues

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by flyrice, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. flyrice

    flyrice Guest

    Hi. I'm having some serious issues with my WMP54G (driver 2.X, adapter is version 4, the slim one).

    While I was away at work, my entire network at home somehow went down. Not sure how, so I reconfigured my router for 128-bit WEP. My brother's computer is using a WUSB54G. Entered a key, he's back on. My dad is using a Motorola 802.11g compatible adapter, entered a key, he's back on.

    The family computer, which is a mere 15 ft away and on the same floor as the router (only one doorway impedes the router and the NIC) cannot get back on.

    The NIC cannot connect to the network. It has WinXP SP2 and I'm using the Windows WZC to connect (and was beforehand, when it was working). When I give it a new key, it tells me it's trying to connect and nothing happens. When it does "connect", it has an invalid IP address (00.00.00...) or it has the 169.54XXXX IP address. It's not getting an IP from the DHCP.

    I know our neighbors have wireless networks too as I can normally see them before the problem. I noticed that I can't now either (not sure if this has anything to do with it, but it might help).

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. oopsibrokeit

    oopsibrokeit Network Guru Member

    sounds like a windows prob rather than a router prob...

    have you tried:

    1) switching off zero point config
    2) manually releasing and renewing the IP address
    3) giving up on DHCP temporarily and setting a manual IP in the right range and seeing if that helps. chances are once it sees the dhcp server via a static ip again it'll be fine to switch back to dhcp.

    1a) zero point config can get very confused when things go away from it suddenly, try switching it off in the properties of the network card.
    2a) go to a command prompt (start>run>cmd>ok) then go 'ipconfig /release' then once it's released go 'ipconfig /renew'

    any more info you can provide might help if the above doesn't fix it.
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Make certain that your network SSID is the highest in the order of preferred networks. Delete any entires for your neighbors networks in the list of preferred Networks. Make certian you are boradcasting your SSID, it it is disabled your WMP54G, maybe trying to connect to your neighbors networks. Try changing the channel you are using to be at least five channels away from your neighbors networks.
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