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wmp54g wrt54g windows 2000

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by rdmanmm, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. rdmanmm

    rdmanmm Guest

    Hi All,

    Hopefully someone has seen this and can point me in the right direction. I have set up a home wireless network. I am using a firewall (smoothwall) behind my cable modem. This firewall handles all Internet and DHCP. In the green zone of this firewall I have my WRT54G router connected. I am using the router as an access point. In other words I am not using the uplink port on the router, just the 4 ports. I have 2 xp machines with wmp54g cards in them. I have a toshiba laptop with the 54g linksys PCMCIA card in it running win2000 pro. I have a win2000pro desktop with a wmp54g card in it. The WRT54G is set up with wep 128 encryption. It is broadcasting my ssid (which was required for the xp boxes). I am using Wep key 4.

    Here is my issue. I was able to successfully configure both XP boxes and the laptop with minor issue. They all seem to be working great.

    My win2000pro box however, has given me nothing but trouble. I had first put the card in first, before installing the cd (bad, I learned). I had originally put the card in the pci slot next to the agp card. Someone told me that sometimes this slot shares resources with the agp card so I moved the nic to the last pci slot in the box. This all occurred before I relized the card could not be in the machine. So I booted into safe mode and removed the card from the device manager (the card was listed with a #2 at the end of it). I installed the CD then shutdown and installed the card. I found when running the OS that the card was now installed properly. However it still shows up with a #2 on the name (I do not see one with the original). Now it connects to the router just fine. monitor app shows 75% signal. However I get no Internet access what so ever. All of the other machines work (including internet access). Do I have to put the PCI card back in the first slot to get the driver to show up? Is this first install causing the issue?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You can use the paraphase key generator to generate the key, but it is recommended that you only use the first key. What I would do is generate all four keys and cut and paste the fourth key to your encryption setting on all machines. On re-install Windows increments the name of the card. If you removed the card in device manager all the setting is the current registry should have been removed.

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