View Full Version : Service Pack 2 on Win XP knocked out my wireless connection?

10 October 2004, 07:07 PM
Hey Gang,

I installed Windows service pack 2 in an attempt to shut down the gaps in Win XP's security. Well, it worked. Now I can't connect on to the internet via my wireless connection. However, it does say I'm connected to the access point.

I have tried to use the Internet Connection Wizard/Home network wizard, but they have errored out saying to set it up manually or use a different setting. Now I'm really worried. I'm thinking the Service Pack knocked out my TCP/IP settings. Thanks, Microsoft.

I've also tried the wireless networking wizard. It told me to use my USB flash drive and go around jamming it into anything I want my wireless connection to see. That's kinda cool, but the DSL modem doesn't have a USB port. And that's what I want my computer to see. For fun I jammed it into my roommate's laptop. It worked. Now I can play nasty pranks with his files. But internet.

I could drag my whole computer and monitor across my apartment and hardwire it through the ethernet card. I wish I could move the modem, but there's only one working phone jack in the apartment. However, I couldn't keep my computer in the kitchen because that's where the phone jack is installed.

Is there anything else I should maybe check out before I haul my machine over?

Thanks in advance,



AMD Athlon XP 2000
512 MB of Ram
Geforce 4 Ti 4600
Lynksys 802.11 g/b Wireless Network Card
Windows XP (now with cursed Service Pack 2)

Modem: 2Wire wireless DSL modem (from SBC)

10 October 2004, 08:33 PM
use hot fixes rather than super borked sp2?

10 October 2004, 08:56 AM
For anyone that wants to know or search about

Wireless Network and Service Pack

I figured out the problem. Apparently installing the Service Pack did knock out my connection and also my wireless settings. I had no clue how to set it up until I decided to force uninstally my wireless network card from the device manager.

I rebooted, Windows found my card, installed the drivers....and here's the kicker....NOW IT ASKS ME IF I WANT TO SETUP MY WIRELESS NETWORK!! So I go through the paces and enter in my wep code and all is well.

Thanks for those who wasted brain cells considering my problem and reading my useless post.



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