Wireless association failure

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Rachel2204, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Rachel2204

    Rachel2204 Guest

    I just bought a new dell inspiron 1520 laptop and have a wireless connection
    setup in my home, all three other computers connect to the internet fine. The
    laptop is finding my home network but when i try to connect an error message
    reads "wireless association failed due to an unknown reason". Can anybody
    help with this?
     
    Rachel2204, Dec 27, 2007
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  2. Rachel2204

    Barb Bowman Guest

    please post the text output of

    ipconfig /all

    run from a command prompt.

    what router (model, hardware revision, and firmware version)?

    do you have the latest driver for the wireless? check the Dell site.

    what kind of security are you using? check to make sure the router
    and the computer are configured with the same security.

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Dec 27, 2007
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  3. I see the same thing, hp presario 700F laptop with atheros ar5007 wireless.

    Unknown result code ??

    Wired ( direct to linksys wrt52g ) works just fine.
    Wireless, no security (public) I get this same error. All windows updates
    done.

    Any clues? I have spent hours googling and give up.
    Here is ipconfig:



    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Owner-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.mn.comcast.net.

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-4C-93-80-6D
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.mn.comcast.net.
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-24-F2-51-5C
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c180:ea89:f2b8:25fd%8(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.106(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, January 20, 2008 6:11:57 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 21, 2008 6:17:37 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 201333540
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.77.130
    68.87.72.130
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.mn.comcast.net.
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.hsd1.mn.comcast.net.
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.106%13(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.77.130
    68.87.72.130
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
    isatap.{6E299022-5A5B-4FA8-AF65-14A14E3381AB}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
     
    SarahAnderson21, Jan 21, 2008
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  4. Rachel2204

    Barb Bowman Guest

    do you mean WRT54G? which hardware revision and what firmware and is
    it the latest available firmware?

    1. Make the network private
    2. Turn on WPA2 or at least WPA
    3. Unbind IPv6
    http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com/ipv6-how-to-unbind-from-a-nic-in-windows-vista/

    4. if the above does not work, try
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/928233/en-us

    what is the status after performing the above?

    did you change the default SSID from Linksys to something else? If
    not, please do so. Also try changing the channel on the router - use
    1, 6, or 11 (whichever it is not set at)

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Jan 21, 2008
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  5. I'm sorry, I was SURE I responded to this.

    Your pointer to the DHCP variable fix in the registry did the trick!

    Now works a treat.

    Thanks very much,
    Sarah Anderson
     
    SarahAnderson21, Jan 28, 2008
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  6. Rachel2204

    Barb Bowman Guest

    Barb Bowman, Jan 28, 2008
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  7. Rachel2204

    Swahili Guest

    I have the same problem. Tried everything maybe this works for me.

    I quote:
    In this registry path, click the (GUID) subkey that corresponds to the
    network adapter that is connected to the network.

    How do I know whats the right interface?

    Because I have 3 subkeys located....
     
    Swahili, Feb 1, 2008
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  8. Rachel2204

    Barb Bowman Guest

    right click Interfaces, select Export key. Save with a TXT
    extension. Open with notepad, copy to clipboard and paste in as a
    reply.

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Feb 1, 2008
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