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Wannabe Geek

#21704 4-May-2008 17:08

Please can someone help in setting up a wireless connection using Linksys WAG200g modem/router gateway. I have just signed up to xnet hsi. The helpdesk has help me to setup the connection via the ethernet cable to the wag200g and the laptop. I have since got a network card and connected a desktop via the ethernet cable to the gateway and I can get a connection to the internet.
The setup for the wireless has been enabled and I have the gateway broadcasting the ssid at the moment.
The WAG200G has the following setup:
Security Mode: WA2-Personal (WPA2-PSK?)
Encryption: AES
I have a passphrase set (I assumed this is the same as the network key requested by the PC when I try to connect using the wireless network).
Wireless Network Access: Allow all
Firewall: enabled
Block WAN requests: Block Anonymous Internet Requests

I am having trouble connecting the laptop (vaio - has built-in wireless) to the gateway via the wireless.
Security Mode: WPA2-PSK (I assume that this is the same as WPA2-Personal)
Encryption: AES
Network key: same as the passphrase set in the WAG200G gateway.

I am getting the following on the laptop after it connect:
Status: "Limited or no connection. The network did not assign a network address to the computer.".
The other information on the laptop are as follow:
Physical address:
IP address:
Default Gateway:
DNZ Server:
WINZ Server:

Thank you.

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Ultimate Geek

  #128431 4-May-2008 17:33
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Are you using DHCP or a fixed IP address?

On your laptop you need to put in an IP address for the router (gateway) - normally its something like - the lappies ip address needs to be set to something like where xxx is bigger than 1. They need to be on the same subnet.

You might also need to through a a DNS server ip address.

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Wannabe Geek

  #128435 4-May-2008 17:47

Hi ascroft
Thank you for replying. I am ok with either dhcp or fix ip.
How do I set one up on the laptop (Windows XP SP2)? (I assumed that I need to set up a fix ip on the laptop which is to be
I don't understand the line on DNS server.
Is there anything else I need to set up?

Thank you.

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  #128436 4-May-2008 17:59
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Have you updated Windows XP SP2 with KB893357? (required for WPA2 support)

Once in doing so, I would recommend you reset all settings in your router and computer (e.g. reset to using DHCP), and start momentarily by trying to connect to your router without security.

If that was a success, add the WPA2 security.

If that was a success, then if you would like, add Static/Fixed IP.

By slowly adding these features in, you can pinpoint where the problem lies.

DNS Servers may need to be added if you computer cannot reach the Internet, which I think isn't the problem here. Find more info about DNS Servers here.

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Wannabe Geek

  #128439 4-May-2008 18:17

Hi manhinli
I shall check my pc to see if I have got that update.
I shall follow your suggestions and see how it goes.

Thank you.


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Wannabe Geek

#128894 6-May-2008 19:27

Just to update that all is well now.
I can now connect to the gateway with my laptop.
I deleted the old SSID connection on the laptop and add (setup) a new one.
The PC was off when I was doing the reconnection and it may have been easier for the gateway to allocate an IP address (DHCP). The PC and the laptop connect at the same time to the gateway without a problem the last couple of days.

I did not have to update KB893357 (at least for it is not required for the laptop).
I am also able to use wpa2-personal/psk for the wireless.

Thanks for your help.


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