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    Windows XP SP2, Wireless Problems

    Hi guys, ive just upgraded to XP SP2 via our works subscription to MSDN, but now when i try and connect to my wireless network it will not get a IP address via dhcp, i can connect when i select my IP address manually though, anyone had this problem? Any feedback welcome!
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    I'm running SP2 (final) and on my wireless with no problems whatsoever

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    I was hoping SP2 would improve wireless stability, gonna be keeping an eye out for probs like this...

    dont wanna upgrade and then lose all my internet functionality.
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    First thing I'd look at it the firewall settings - XP firewall is now enabled by default.
    If you drop the firewall can you get an IP?

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    Disabling the XP firewall was the first thing i done, ive had an idea though! When i get in im gonna try and disable Sygate, as that has system-service protection, and cause ive updated the files will be different

    Any more suggestions are welcome though

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    try the advanced config of your card. i use sp2 with wireless and have to sometimes change the wep settings on different networks, worth a try.

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    Tried the Sygate theory, also changed some of the advanced settings, it still wont get an IP though, its a mystery

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    Hi I have exactly the same problem with my Sony Vaio - it won't aquire an IP address with or without firewall. I' let you know if I can solve it.

    Andy

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    Has SP2 cleared your SSID and WEP info?

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    Must admit to having some bizarre SP2 wireless related stuff.

    Prior to upgrading, I could connect to my buffalo AP using laptops on board wifi and Wep, or using the buffalo card and WPA.

    Wep isn't working now on the onboard - If I use identical settings with the buffalo card, it'll connect.

    Performance seems a LOT flakier too - Disconnects more frequent and you now need to broadcast the SSID for XP to find the network, whereas previously it would connect even if hidden.

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    some cards have issues with SP2

    see

    http://support.intel.com/support/wir...574-prd685.htm

    for an example
    It is Inevitable.....


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    Yes it has. And putting all the info back in doesn't solve it.

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    I managed to find some updated drivers for the onboard Wireless - Still no joy.

    Can't even connect when I set the AP to NO encryption!

    Waiting to here back from NEC (on board Wireless) and Buffalo (PCMCIA card and AP) to see if they can shed any light....

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    The SSID thing is ****ing annoying; one of my chaps has a Centrino laptop for home use and SP2's "Wireless Networking Wizard" is anything but... Here's me, helpfully setting up his shiny new 3com router, which connects just fine to other machines, but even when I enter the SSID manually and set the encryption key manually, it requires SSID broadcast to be enabled on the router to find the damned thing. And SP2 is supposed to IMPROVE security? Ugh. Truly a cockup of the first water.

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