Windows XP Wireless trouble

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Tsquare, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Tsquare macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2008
    Ok, I have searched and can't find the answer. I just installed Windows XP pro on my new 2.4 macbook via boot camp. It has wireless and detects my network, but upon trying to connect it trys then says the network is out of range or no longer available. Any suggestions?
  2. Amdahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Assume you already have Boot camp 2.1.

    Check for firmware updates to your access point.

    Try using different encryption settings on the access point. (Delete the network saved settings after each switch, via the control panel as below)

    If that fails, go back to your original setting on the AP and try it on the laptop end:

    If you view the Properties for your wireless network connection, there is a tab that retains the saved settings for each network. If you find your network, you can try changing the encryption settings. In some situations, XP uses the wrong kind of key (TKIP vs AES, etc.). Try each possible config and see if you get anywhere.

    As consolation, my c2d 2006 MBP won't talk to one of my APs in XP. It connects, then drops, without transmitting.

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