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Wireless not connecting every time

By PLogan
May 21, 2008
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  1. we have the following:
    cisco access points
    dell 510 notebooks with intel wireless nic
    novell

    problem: system will connect to the wireless one time and allow logging into novell and windows before getting to desktop. the next time you have to use windows login only do to system can not find network. the proset says it has a valid ip address but we can not email, internet, or connect to network. once we disconnect from the wireless and reconnect everything works fine. then thing work correctly for maybe a week then we have to repeat the same steps again to make it work again.
  2. Mamut0o1

    Mamut0o1 Newcomer, in training Posts: 79

    wireless

    is this a novel setup?
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,620   +82

    Sounds like both Novell and Windows.. Do you login to Novell Client then Windows? Why haven't you migrated to Active Directory and still use NDS?
  4. PLogan

    PLogan Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    We are a novell shop. have been for over 11 years. we are moving to AD this summer but still have this problem to resolve
  5. PLogan

    PLogan Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Novell is a network operation system. it was out long before windows. it is costly to purchase.
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,620   +82

    On the wireless laptops, have you changed the binding order for provider and wireless connections. I am trying to remember the last client that used Novell in mix environment with Windows XP Pro laptops using VPN and wireless. Novell laptops had to be configured differently. IPX is all setup correctly in the binding order? In this case Novell goes first, on top and lower section wireless LAN goes first. Something else needs to be done otherwise it won't work. Let me check into it?

    NIC cards - network connections
    click on advanced - advanced settings on each laptop. If I can find the data I'll share with you the answer to fix your problems?

    Each site is different one minute novell/windows client then next windows AD environment. Novel limit on groups so that's way you'll have to move up to AD.
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