Wireless Woes

  Barrynoid 12:28 04 Nov 2006

I've got a problem with a wireless connection to a LAN via a Belkin wireless access point using Belkin Desktop G 54 mb cards. The crazy situation is that there are two dissimilar machines side by side one
works and the other doesn't and the same one works if the cards are swapped over. Could there be a bios or other hardware problem here that is getting in the way -- WXP reckons the card is fine and everything is installed correctly? And both network props are setup identically.

Does anyone have ideas or know of any troubleshooting utilities worth using?

  mgmcc 12:47 04 Nov 2006

Does a "wired" connection from the *problem* PC to the router work, my thought being possible TCP/IP corruption? Repairing the TCP/IP Stack and resetting the Winsock wouldn't do any harm. Assuming you are using Windows XP, open a Command Prompt window and:

To repair the TCP/IP stack, at the prompt, type...

netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt

...and press Enter

(note the spaces in the command line). The original prompt will reappear, exit the Command Prompt window and reboot the PC.

To reset Winsock entries, at the prompt, type...

netsh winsock reset catalog

...and press Enter

Exit the Command Prompt window and reboot the PC.

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