Belkin wireless card problems

By hapless
Nov 26, 2005
  1. Hey there,
    I'm wondering if somebody can help me. I've recently aquired a wireless router for my broadband from BT. I can get my desktop up and running on the wireless network with the usb adaptor but my laptop will not connect with the wireless card. When I set up the connection to auto detect IP address and DNS the IP address keeps appearing. I don't know where this comes from because the router address is Even when I manually confirgure the settings it still wont connect. When i try to repair the connection there's a problem flushing the arp cache. The only other thing i can think of is the network key may not be entered in the right place. Its an ascii key and I've put it in the passphrase box. Any help on the issue would be greatly welcomed as I'm starting to lose it with this problem.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    to setup the wireless, the instructions usually say
    hardwire the the system to the router first to setup the configuration.
    The 169.254.*.* tells you that DHCP is not enabled or configured correctly.
    Typical config is
    set a non-default SSID
    let it broadcast
    for the time being, leave WPA and WEP off
    enable DHCP for both the IP and DNS addresses​
    In the wired mode, the new system should be connecting correctly and
    ipconfig /all should have a 192.168... number
    In the wireless mode, you should SEE your SSID and be able to connect.

    Now go back to the router and set WPA or WEP on and set your keys.
  3. hapless

    hapless TS Rookie Topic Starter

    that worked perfectly. I'm up and running now. Many thanks,
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