Internet works in OSX, but not XP via Boot camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by uncleSmurf, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. uncleSmurf macrumors regular


    Jan 19, 2008
    I've searched around the net and have not found a forum or help article that has solved it for anyone that I am aware of.

    Has anyone had this issue? Install windows xp on boot camp SP2 everything installs smoothly but I cannot connect wirelessley to the internet. The internet works via OSX but not the other way around. I always get the following error when trying to connect:

    "Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available networks, and try to connect again."

    I've tried repairing, uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, reinstalling windows, restarting, nothing works. I'm not real good at figuring out IP and such so I have no other idea what to do.

    I've seen numerous people with the issue but no solutions.
  2. Beaverfish macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2008
    I have the exact same issue on my 200 mac mini. and before anyone says. i have installed the bootcamp drivers off the cd !
  3. 31rhcp macrumors member

    May 18, 2010
    I know this is an ancient thread, but I thought that I'd post my solution for anyone who still has this problem.

    I just solved this issue on a Mac Mini running Windows XP SP2. The fix for me was to install SP3 (SP2 does not support WPA2 passwords I believe). Just download SP3 on a computer connected to the internet and then copy the file to the XP machine in any method.

    You will also need to refer to this article while installing SP3:

    Hope this saves someone some time down the road.
  4. isthisthingon11 macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2013
    I never had the problem with SP2, I could connect to any wireless router. Once all the drivers were installed it worked flawless.

    I'm sure they fixed the problem, I never used XP bootcamp until 2010. :p

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