yet another wireless problem
Posted 31 August 2005 - 01:20 PM
Posted 31 August 2005 - 05:38 PM
In the begining of your post you said "i have been trying for 3 months now, in my spare time , to get our [ ps2 ] online"
In the end of your post you restate your problem as something different: " the operating system on the main computer is windows xp and the operating system on the downstairs computer is windows 98se"
Are we trying to get a desktop computer to connect wirelessly to the router upstairs or are we trying to get a Playstation 2 to connect wirelessly to the router upstairs?
What troubleshooting you have already tried, with no success: "anyhow we live in the basement to my parents and they have a main computer upstairs i bought a [ dlink ] wireless router so we can have internet down here"
" i phoned the [ linksys ] tech support and he said i needed a straight thru cord"
Here you state you have purchased a Dlink router but in the next statement you say you have called Linksys tech support
Who manufactured the Router (Linksys or D-Link). Please include the Model number in your reply.
I will be on the forum until about 7:00pm Central Standard time (Another 30 minutes) and then I will be back on again tonight about 10 or 11 PM.
Posted 01 September 2005 - 02:04 AM
Edited by canadianchicklet, 01 September 2005 - 02:05 AM.
Posted 01 September 2005 - 12:37 PM
Posted 01 September 2005 - 07:20 PM
Posted 02 September 2005 - 07:57 AM
i use this one and it works great
Edited by todd333, 02 September 2005 - 08:01 AM.
Posted 02 September 2005 - 12:17 PM
Follow these steps first, (SOLUTION 1)
A. Plug the included Ethernet network cable into the Game Adapter’s LAN port.
B. Plug the other end of the Ethernet network cable into your game console’s RJ-45 port.
C. Verify that the Game Adapter’s crossover (X - II) switch is set appropriately. If the Game Adapter is not transmitting or receiving data appropriately, try flipping the switch to its other setting. Your setting is the "X" position.. if that donw work try the ll position.
D. Plug the supplied power cable into the Game Adapter’s Power port. Then, plug the other end into an electrical outlet, preferably a surge protector.
E. Start your game console.
The Game Adapter can be set up by holding down the Channel Selector button until it flashes and then clicking the button to cycle to the appropriate setting on the LED display. Appropriate Settings:
When playing Head-to-Head: Set both Game Adapters to the same channel, 1-11.
When playing over the Internet: Set the Game Adapter to IN when using a simple wireless network with no WEP encryption settings and SSID enabled.
If these steps dont get you going then try Solution 2 as follows(Includes WEP Setup)(and includes setting up profiles for wireless connection):
To configure the WGA11B for use on your exiting wireless network, follow these steps, and please make sure that any software firewalls are disabled: (you will have to hook the game adapter up directly to your router - just move it upstairs temporarily)
1. Unplug the power cord from the WGA11B.
2. Using a straight-through Ethernet UTP patch cable, plug one end into the WGA11B Network port, and the other end into your network router, switch, or hub (not the UPLINK port). Move the switch on the WGA11B to the “||” setting.
3. Plug the power cord back into the WGA11B. If there is a connection, the Ethernet light should turn on and be lit continuously.
If the Ethernet light does not turn on, try moving the switch on the WGA11B to the other setting and repeat Step 3.
4. Insert the WGA11B Setup Wizard CD-ROM disc. The Setup Utility program should automatically start.
If the Setup program does not automatically start, click on the Start button, and select the Run option. Type d:\setup.exe and click OK or press the [Enter] key (where “d” is the drive letter of your computer’s CD-ROM drive; change this letter if needed).
5. On the main WGA11B “Welcome” screen, click the Setup button.
6. The Setup Wizard will search and attempt to find the WGA11B.
If the Wizard cannot find the WGA11B, you will be prompted to check your connections. Repeat Steps 1, 2, and 3 and click Continue.
7. Once located, the Setup Wizard will show the current settings of the WGA11B. Click Next to continue.
8. You will be prompted for the WGA11B password. Type admin and press the [Enter] key (admin is the default password).
9. On the “Basic Settings” screen, you can change the IP address configuration of the WGA11B. By default, Specify an IP Address is selected, with the IP address of 192.168.1.225 chosen by default for the WGA11B. Click Next to continue. You can change the IP address to suit your network-numbering scheme or(CHOOSE THIS OPTION) select Obtain an IP Address automatically to allow the WGA11B to get an IP address from your router or DHCP server.
10. The next screen will allow you to configure the first of three (3) different profile configurations for the WGA11B (Profile 1). Each profile can be configured differently, useful if the WGA11B is used at various locations that require different settings. The settings for each profile are:
Mode: The network mode setting.
Internet: Infrastructure configuration, when using a Wireless Router or Access Point.
Head to Head: Ad-hoc configuration, when using the WGA11B in a peer-to-peer wireless network environment with multiple WGA11B units.
SSID: The SSID value for your wireless router or wireless access point. If using a Linksys Wireless Router or Access Point that is still configured to default settings, the SSID will be linksys.
WEP: The wireless WEP encryption option. You can select Disabled, 64-bit WEP, or 128-bit WEP depending on Your network configuration.
Passphrase: WEP encryption passphrase. Should be used only when using a Linksys-brand Wireless Router or Access Point.
Key: When not using the Passphrase option, you must enter the wireless network’s hexadecimal WEP key manually (10-characters in length when using 64-bit WEP, 26-characters in length when using 128-bit WEP).
After you have added the correct profile for the "wireless mode""and selected that mode as the active mode" unplug the game adapter - move it back downstairs and plug in the ethernet cable from the PS2 to the Game adapter (Make sure the ps2 is turned off first). Plug in power to the game adapter... wait about 30 seconds then turn on the PS2. If you are not able to connect now please reply bacjk and let me know..
there are some games that will only support the Official Sony
Network Adapter. Hopefully the game manual will mention if a particular
game does not support a 3rd party Network Adapter.
Posted 02 September 2005 - 01:56 PM
Edited by canadianchicklet, 02 September 2005 - 01:58 PM.
Posted 03 September 2005 - 02:29 AM
Is it connected to the wireless game adapter in some manner (IE...ethernet cable)?
Did you select "Obtain Ip Addresss Automatically" in the configurration or did you use the static IP option ? Sounds like static Ip assignment is incorrect at first glance (Like the Desktop and the PC are assigned the same ip addres = 192.168.1.103 ETC...)
Have to check this out be back in a bit....
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