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Falkens_Maze

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...cannot see other machines on network (but I can see my own), neither can I ping other nodes (request times out) or the server...

Connection is sending packets but not receiving any...

This is a company network.

Machine runs WinXP SP2.

Settings match those of another wireless machine which functions correctly.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Have you called your IT dept? They would know the particulars of your co. network......
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Are you sure you're on the same DOMAIN/WORKGROUP as the other computers in the network?

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I am the IT dept.

And yes the connection has the same workgroup name as the other nodes...
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have you tried to "repair" the connection?
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Yes.
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Ok, if that didn't work, bring up the wireless connections {VIEW} and are you listed as connected?

if so and still no connection, manually disconnect and reconnect; if you have WEP/WPA, you may have to retype these key values
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I think you've nailed the problem.

I don't know the WEP key.

Is there any way I can save the network configuration of the wireless machine we have that actually does work on a network setup disk and then running it on the machine I'm having the problem with?
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I don't think so; you need to actually type it in; now in the case of an "open" type of wireless system, the key, once typed in, will auto-display {But you can't read it} and you just accept what is there. Now if the key was changed, you will have to find out what it is and re-enter it
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How do I find out.

The previous head of the IT dept. isn't employed there anymore and the rest of the staff are without a clue regarding the apsswords/settings that he employed...
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One question, how are all your computers hooked up together? With a router? If so then I suggest you RESET the router. The normal way to do this is there is a little button (that you will need a paperclip to push down) that you keep pressed in for at least 30 seconds, then release it and the router should do it's self-test. Once that is complete, reboot your computer and then log into the router. You can usually do this by typing in 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 You will need a login and password. Since I don't know what router you are using (if in fact you are using a router) try these out and see if they work:
  • name: admin pass: (leave it blank)
  • name: admin pass: 1234
  • name: default pass: (leave it blank)
  • name: (leave it blank) pass: admin
  • name: (leave it blank) pass: default
  • name: administrator pass: (leave it blank)
  • name: (leave it blank) pass: administrator
These may or may not work. The best way to know for certain is to give the make and model # of your router.

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Edited by Fenor, 06 October 2005 - 07:23 PM.

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