New SBS Wireless Network woes

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Robert Byrne, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Robert Byrne

    Robert Byrne Guest

    Brand new computers and network installation. SBS2003 Premium Server
    primarially using out of the box settings. 3 COM OfficeConnect wireless
    access point. No DHCP server on the access point, No WEP, no MAC address
    filtering, and No firewall on the access point (naked).

    Wireless Clients experience great difficulity(Almost never) in obtaining ip
    address info from the SBS DHCP server. They can connect to the LAN when an
    IP address is statically assigned on the client. Clients can obtain a DHCP
    server assigned IP to the Wireless network adapter when a connection is made
    through the laptops onboard LAN adapter. Works the same wether the access
    point obtains its ip from the DHCP or if it is statically assigned. LAN
    desktop pc's have no trouble obtaining IP from DHCP server. The server is
    licensed for 10 clients and we would have 7 clients if all wireless clients
    could log on. I have two other clients with the same equipment, neither
    have this problems.

    Could this be an ISA problem? An authentication problem? Anyone have any

    Robert Byrne, Dec 16, 2005
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  2. Robert Byrne

    Joe Guest

    Are these occasional users? If you don't connect before the lease is up,
    it can be difficult for non-admins to reconnect. The machine starts up
    with a 169. address and only an admin can either set a manual IP or
    issue a renew command.
    Joe, Dec 16, 2005
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  3. Robert Byrne

    Robert Byrne Guest


    These would be not be occassional clients. They are physicians working in
    patient rooms with wireless notebooks.

    Robert Byrne, Dec 17, 2005
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