Limited Connectivity/No IP address connecting to wireless..

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by rawhide1, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. rawhide1

    rawhide1 Network Guru Member

    I hope someone can help. I have a linksys router running perfectly. All other laptops work perfectly. My IBM t41 laptop with a PCMCIA Belkin wireless card is failing to pick up an IP address. I've had this problem before and I'm pretty sure all my settings are correct. I've fixed it sometimes by re-installing and reconfiguring the wireless drivers and WEP keys.

    I've found some good info here;

    I've installed the XP patch and run the utility and I managed to fix it. :) However next morning it failed to pickup an IP address again. :( It's almost as if the Belkin driver is corrupting the settings somewhere.

    Can anyone advise?

  2. rawhide1

    rawhide1 Network Guru Member


    Can nobody help with this? I think my next step is to uninstall Win XP SP2 which seems like overkill. :cheerup:
  3. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Do you have all the native Windows XP wireless stuff turned off? It could be that Windows itself is trying to manage the card, and "fighting" with the Belkin drivers over it. Just turn off the "Use Windows to manage this connection" feature.

    It could also be that the Belkin is having trouble renewing its lease, or something. If all else fails, new wireless PCMCIA cards aren't that expensive... ;)
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