WAP Issue with WUSB54G and Win2k

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by HDWolv1, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. HDWolv1

    HDWolv1 Guest

    Hello to All,
    I have searched the forums for an answer to a problem we have been having with the WUSB54G and Windows 2000 workstations.

    We are attempting to roll out several wireless computer labs on Dell PC's running windows 2000. Connectivity to be provided via a Foundry AP200. Desire to use WPA/PSK/TKIP with network key. Workstations must pick DHCP from Windows 2003 server to connect and login to said server.

    When we first setup the adapters, connection works fine, all networking functions are normal. Problem comes when we reboot the workstations; no bootup connectivity to the Access Point, no DCHP is picked up. We can login into the workstations, but without a valid IP, no login to the server. After reboot completed, attempts to connect to the AP fail; trouble found to be that the network key we inputted to the profile is missing. Put it back, connection works.
    If we turn off WPA requirement, logins work fine, IP's are picked up etc.

    We have done some experimenting, and have found we do not have the problem with XP workstations; however a mass upgrade to XP for these labs is not in the cards.

    Tried to explain this to Linksys's techsupport line, but got some lame answer about it being the fault of the the "Third party" access Point.

    Anyone out here have any ideas, answers, workarounds?
  2. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    My only suggestion would be to make sure that all the necessary services related to the wireless adapter on the clients are set to start Automatically. (As opposed to Manually or Disabled.) The fact that the security key is "missing" does seem odd and kind of like a bug though. I assume you've checked the Linksys website to make sure you have the latest drivers for your adapters?

    Good luck.
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