You can quickly setup a wireless network using the wireless configuration feature in Windows XP.Each computer you want part of a wireless network will need a wireless network card installed.- Wireless Network Connection Properties says Connect using: Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection - From there, I select the Wireless Networks tab, and select the name of my home network under the Preferred Networks section, then select Properties - 3 tabs then say Association, Authentication, Connection - Association tab: Network name (SSID) - then, name of my home wifi network Wireless network key Network Authentication: (Open, Shared, WPA, or WPA-PSK) -- I select WPA-PSK Data encryption: (TKIP or AES) -- I select AES Network key --- I enter the password we use on the Netgear wifi server When I hit the "Connect" button to connect to the network, it will say, "Please wait while Windows connects to the network" then after several seconds, it will say that it has connected, but then will sit there with a yellow star above the 5 green bars showing wifi signal strength, and just to the left of the star it says "Validating identity" and will stay that way indefinitely. The little status icon that's supposed to indicate your wireless network status in the bottom right of the computer screen (in the taskbar) shows a computer with a yellow dot moving back and forth beneath it.
If one is present, Windows XP will try to connect to it.
Sometimes your computer may not recognize the connection.
How can I remove all the info and then have the pc search for a wireless network again...cause when it find the network a window should pop up asking for the key.
You need to convert your WRT54GS to a WAP (wireless access point). Connect one computer, by wire, to any numbered port (not the Internet port) on the WRT54GS. Using an ethernet cable, connect any numbered port on the BEFSR81 to any numbered port on the WRT54GS. The BEF will control your router settings (firewall, DHCP server, port forwarding, etc.). If you are using any fixed LAN IP addresses, you must take note of the following: D-Link and Linksys use fixed LAN IP addresses diferently.
If not then please send me the log below from the machine in question but run the tool when the machine is in range of your router and says it is connected and all of that jive. I got it fixed, using some advice from another forum ( ), the details of which I will paste below.