wi-fi problems


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Adam Skeaping

I have a Sony Viao VGN A-117S laptop with Intel 2200BG wireless. I have two
alternative XP boot partitions. Previously, the WiFi connection would work
with my router via DHCP Booting from either partition, but after using it on
another wireless network abroad, I could not get the wirelss connection to
work at home again on my main (default) boot partition, (the backup partition
is still OK for WiFi).

There's no problem with the actual WiFi connection to the router according
to the Wireless Connection Status window, but I can no longer get an IP
addres (192.168.0.x range) via DHCP from the router, although via Ethernet,
DHCP works fine. If I assign the wireless adapter a fixed free 192.168.0 x
address, it can't ping the router, but I have no clue as to why this is.

I've tried the command netsh winsock reset (although I haven't a clue what
it does) but after a restart things are just the same.

Clearly the hardware is OK otherwise it wouldn't work when booting from the
emergency partition, but I don't know what to do next.
 
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Chuck [MVP]

I have a Sony Viao VGN A-117S laptop with Intel 2200BG wireless. I have two
alternative XP boot partitions. Previously, the WiFi connection would work
with my router via DHCP Booting from either partition, but after using it on
another wireless network abroad, I could not get the wirelss connection to
work at home again on my main (default) boot partition, (the backup partition
is still OK for WiFi).

There's no problem with the actual WiFi connection to the router according
to the Wireless Connection Status window, but I can no longer get an IP
addres (192.168.0.x range) via DHCP from the router, although via Ethernet,
DHCP works fine. If I assign the wireless adapter a fixed free 192.168.0 x
address, it can't ping the router, but I have no clue as to why this is.

I've tried the command netsh winsock reset (although I haven't a clue what
it does) but after a restart things are just the same.

Clearly the hardware is OK otherwise it wouldn't work when booting from the
emergency partition, but I don't know what to do next.

If you have an LSP / Winsock / TCP/IP corruption, the native Windows reset may
not be enough. That's one of 6 possible repairs, none of which replace the
others.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/problems-with-lsp-winsock-layer-in.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/problems-with-lsp-winsock-layer-in.html

What type of wireless network abroad was this? An office, coffee shop, another
home? What country?
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/05/using-public-wifi-networks.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/05/using-public-wifi-networks.html

Can you connect another computer to the router using WiFi?
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/08/solving-network-problems-tutorial.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/08/solving-network-problems-tutorial.html

--
Cheers,
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.
 
A

Adam Skeaping

Chuck said:
I have a Sony Viao VGN A-117S laptop with Intel 2200BG wireless. I have two
alternative XP boot partitions. Previously, the WiFi connection would work
with my router via DHCP Booting from either partition, but after using it on
another wireless network abroad, I could not get the wirelss connection to
work at home again on my main (default) boot partition, (the backup partition
is still OK for WiFi).

There's no problem with the actual WiFi connection to the router according
to the Wireless Connection Status window, but I can no longer get an IP
addres (192.168.0.x range) via DHCP from the router, although via Ethernet,
DHCP works fine. If I assign the wireless adapter a fixed free 192.168.0 x
address, it can't ping the router, but I have no clue as to why this is.

I've tried the command netsh winsock reset (although I haven't a clue what
it does) but after a restart things are just the same.

Clearly the hardware is OK otherwise it wouldn't work when booting from the
emergency partition, but I don't know what to do next.

If you have an LSP / Winsock / TCP/IP corruption, the native Windows reset may
not be enough. That's one of 6 possible repairs, none of which replace the
others.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/problems-with-lsp-winsock-layer-in.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/problems-with-lsp-winsock-layer-in.html

What type of wireless network abroad was this? An office, coffee shop, another
home? What country?
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/05/using-public-wifi-networks.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/05/using-public-wifi-networks.html

Can you connect another computer to the router using WiFi?
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/08/solving-network-problems-tutorial.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/08/solving-network-problems-tutorial.html

--
Cheers,
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.
Many thanks for v. helpful URLs. I tried most of the suggested things, but
without success, so in the end decdided to cut my losses and delete the
partition, since everything works fine from my emergency boot partition,
which I just recloned to be my working partition.

However, the URLs are a mine of UNDERSTANDABLE information, so I'm very
grateful to have them for future reference.

So despite lack of success in this particular incident, this is just a
belated thanks for taking the time to reply. May the Force Remain With
You....
 
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Chuck [MVP]

Chuck said:
I have a Sony Viao VGN A-117S laptop with Intel 2200BG wireless. I have two
alternative XP boot partitions. Previously, the WiFi connection would work
with my router via DHCP Booting from either partition, but after using it on
another wireless network abroad, I could not get the wirelss connection to
work at home again on my main (default) boot partition, (the backup partition
is still OK for WiFi).

There's no problem with the actual WiFi connection to the router according
to the Wireless Connection Status window, but I can no longer get an IP
addres (192.168.0.x range) via DHCP from the router, although via Ethernet,
DHCP works fine. If I assign the wireless adapter a fixed free 192.168.0 x
address, it can't ping the router, but I have no clue as to why this is.

I've tried the command netsh winsock reset (although I haven't a clue what
it does) but after a restart things are just the same.

Clearly the hardware is OK otherwise it wouldn't work when booting from the
emergency partition, but I don't know what to do next.

If you have an LSP / Winsock / TCP/IP corruption, the native Windows reset may
not be enough. That's one of 6 possible repairs, none of which replace the
others.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/problems-with-lsp-winsock-layer-in.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/problems-with-lsp-winsock-layer-in.html

What type of wireless network abroad was this? An office, coffee shop, another
home? What country?
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/05/using-public-wifi-networks.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/05/using-public-wifi-networks.html

Can you connect another computer to the router using WiFi?
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/08/solving-network-problems-tutorial.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/08/solving-network-problems-tutorial.html

--
Cheers,
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.
Many thanks for v. helpful URLs. I tried most of the suggested things, but
without success, so in the end decdided to cut my losses and delete the
partition, since everything works fine from my emergency boot partition,
which I just recloned to be my working partition.

However, the URLs are a mine of UNDERSTANDABLE information, so I'm very
grateful to have them for future reference.

So despite lack of success in this particular incident, this is just a
belated thanks for taking the time to reply. May the Force Remain With
You....

Thanks for the feedback, Adam. And also with you.

--
Cheers,
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.
 

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