Network Defaulting to Adhoc

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by T. Jenkins, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. T. Jenkins

    T. Jenkins Guest

    I'm having a problem connecting to a wireless network in an office where I'm
    working as a consultant. The network is specifically for guests, and I used
    it in the past. Not sure what changed, but about a week ago it stopped
    working.

    One thing that looks suspicious to me is that the network type is coming up
    as "adhoc (peer-to-peer)." I've checked with the IT person here, who doesn't
    really support Vista, but he said it should be Infrastructure DHCP.

    Here's what I'm doing. I search for the network, find the one I need, and
    hit Connect. It goes through the process of connecting, but fails in the
    "Waiting for Association" section. When I hit close, I see the network type
    as Adhoc.

    I try to change it to Infrastrucure, but an error pops up telling me "DHCP
    IP configuration not supported for adhoc connection. Use static IP
    configuration."

    Can anyone offer any help on this?

    Thanks
     
    T. Jenkins, Mar 24, 2009
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    Jack-MVP Guest

    Hi
    If your Wireless can log to other Infrastructure Wireless Networks, then I
    would doubt the info provided by the IT person.
    In any case look at the Wireless preferred list, and clean it up before you
    try again.
    http://www.ezlan.net/vista/vista_wlist.jpg
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
     
    Jack-MVP, Mar 25, 2009
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    T. Jenkins Guest

    Thanks for the tip. I did cleanup my preferred wireless list, removing all
    but my home network. Turned the wireless back on, and experienced the same
    problem.

    Is there any other troubleshooting steps I could use to help narrow the
    potential issues? I'm being sensitive to the fact that the IT person isn't
    really responsible for helping me out, and I want to be efficient with his
    time.

    Any additional tips would be appreciated.
     
    T. Jenkins, Mar 25, 2009
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    T. Jenkins Guest

    I'm still struggling with this problem, and wanted to see if anyone had any
    other ideas. I just met with the IT support person, but because they don't
    support Vista, there's very little he can do. We went to a different floor
    to make sure the problem wasn't associated with just one floor, but the same
    thing happened again.

    He mentioned that they use Intel (I think) networking software, and asked
    what I was using. I haven't changed anything on this, so I believe it is MS
    software for managing wireless networking. Is there a chance that different
    software would help? If so, any suggestions on sources?

    Thanks,
     
    T. Jenkins, Mar 31, 2009
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