WRT54g v3 problem with Intel Pro Wireless 2100 3B

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by nuzzr79, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. nuzzr79

    nuzzr79 Network Guru Member

    (newbie warning...)

    I just got a chance to play w/ this new bluebox & tried to set the security using WPA in mixed mode. Most of the clients can access the router properly with this setup except few clients with Intel 2100 3b adapter.

    I thought it was because the clients ran on XP sp1...then after upgrading to sp2 I still can't find WPA option to connect to the router. It detects the wireles router, but cannot connect.

    FYI, the problematic client is Toshiba Portege A100 (Centrino) w/ Intel/PRO wireless 2100 3b.

    Then I checked the intel website about the possibility updated driver. On the website it was written to contact the manufacturer first, but then it was quite painful to find toshiba a100 update drivers on the net...which at the end I couldnt find a thing from toshiba.

    Later, I downloaded & installed the Software/driver for 2100 3b directly from intel, but it was unusable...& even worst I got a 'blue screen' on XP due to hardware/software failure. So I had to remove the software & rolled back the driver, & sadly have to turn-off the WPA security settings for a while.

    Anyone here have experiences using Intel/PRO wireless 2100 3b client to connect to WPA setup.

  2. sded

    sded Network Guru Member

    I use the Intel 2100 3b miniPCI card with WZC all the time, SP2. Driver version is available on the Toshiba website-look under the M2, for example. Works just fine with WPA Personal PSK/TKIP in mixed mode. WRT54G V4.
  3. BeHappy

    BeHappy Network Guru Member

    Don't blow your problem up and make a warning to the other viewers/users of this forum. Your probl. has nothing to do with wrt45g. Don't know your skill on computer but here you go.
    1. Install sp2 to XP. You 've done it.
    2. Instal newer driver from Intel at http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scr...8813.exe&PrdMap=&strOSs=&OSFullName=&lang=eng
    3. Read some stuffs on this forum to know what kinds of wpa option setup you must use to accompany your wpa demand (wpa personal, wpa pre-shared key, etc.)
    4. Remember to use only driver and not Intel software, that 's why you got a hard-/software conflict.
    I've used it for months no probl. at all with my Thinkpad R50.
  4. nuzzr79

    nuzzr79 Network Guru Member

    Thanks BeHappy for the advise. I got the driver updated on those Toshiba laptop clients...& so far everything is running well.

    Sorry for stepping at the wrong foot due to my earlier post. Tried to be more careful on posting next time. :)

    Is it just me, or anyone else here also think that the "search" function doesn't work as it supposed to. It gives too many threads which do not have any relation whatsoever with the keyword. Oh well, probably I'm still not used to it....

    cheers... :drinking:
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