stolford, on Oct 20 2005, 02:44, said:
It sees the wireless router, but no matter what I do none of the programmes connect to the internet - I just get a message saying that there are no network cards installed - even though the router sees the M2000 and the wi-fi settings on it are reporting back the router details.
WiFi is a pain at the best of times. From your symptoms it sounds as though the enryption is messed up. You can see the network but cannot connect. It's really user-unfriendly as you get no error message. It's the same on all WiFi devices I've used, I think it's by design. No error message means brute-force hackers have to actually test the link for each attempt. Slows 'em down big time.
Check out vxUtil and vxIpConfig. The first is a network util, dns lookups, pings, port scans, and the second lets you see/renew your IP. When you start messing with WiFi encryption, youll need them! Note that all MS devices auto-allocate a 169.x.x.x address if it cannot see a DHCP server, so if you have one of those addresses, the link isn't working. Try and ping the router for starters, once that is fine it'll all fall into place.
BT, dunno, only got once device (GPS) and it works fine, didn't have any bother with it.
Edit: I've now tried the app travisb recommended. I recommend it to, very handy, it's a keeper. Essentially replaces the menus that been holding you back!
Edited by fraser, 22 October 2005 - 03:31 AM.