Wireless Networking with an Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG Adapter...

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Jim Pemberton, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Hello, I have a new HP DV6000 laptop that has the above card installed in
    it. It also has a Intel Pro/1000PL wired network connection that I use while
    I am at work. I am running VPC 2004 SP1 with all hot fixes that I know about
    installed. While I am at work, my virtual pcs run perfectly when I am
    connected through the Pro/1000 PL adapter. However, when I am at home, I can
    not get the wireless adapter to work.

    I have it set to adapter #2 for my sessions so I can use it while not in the
    office, while adapter #1 resolves in the office. When I am at home, adapter
    #2 can not find my router. It constantly gets a 169.x.x.x address which is
    pretty much useless. I have scoured any newsgroups and sites that I can find
    to address the problem, and have tried everything that I have found, but
    nothing works!

    The even more frustrating part is the previous laptop I gave up for the new
    one worked flawlessly for well over a year utilizing the wireless adapter
    that was in it.

    To get around the problem, I set adapter #1 to Shared Networking (NAT),
    which allows me to get a valid address and connect to my other resources
    while at home. While this is acceptable in the short term, it is not a
    viable longterm solution for various reasons.

    Any direction that someone could point me into would be appreciated.
    Jim Pemberton, Jan 31, 2007
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  2. Jim Pemberton

    Bill Grant Guest

    Wireless NICs are a problem for VPC.


    Getting an IPAPA address indicates that it can't find a DHCP server. If
    the problem is just that the vm can't get its network config from DHCP, you
    can always configure it manually. Give it an IP addres and netmask to put it
    in the correct IP subnet and manually add the DNS and default gateway

    It is also worth checking to see if there is an updated driver for the
    wireless NIC in the host.
    Bill Grant, Jan 31, 2007
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  3. THis may be a case of not seeing the forest for the trees..... I was so
    intent on it not getting an valid IP address that I completely forgot to see
    if the card was actually working. I will try this tonight at home and report
    Jim Pemberton, Jan 31, 2007
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