03-30-2009 01:06 PM
First time posting so be gentle if I have not included enough info.
The modem is a DrayTek Vigor 2800. I have the modem working in WPA mode with an Acer unit a couple of weeks ago. The new S10 runs wireless with NO security but will not connect under WPA. OS is XP Home. The Lenovo system update function states no updates are needed. There is reference in other web pages to a program call access connections but nothing to say that the S10 is supported.
Can anyone suggest what to do next?
03-30-2009 01:53 PM
Be sure that num locks is off when setting the WPA encryption code. On some S10 the num locks is on by default at first startup. This will give a false encryption code.
I had that problem on 2 of my S10,s
03-30-2009 02:21 PM
There is a WPA compatibilty issue I came across a few days ago. My S10 with current drivers and patched XP will not connect to a Linksys router via WPA no matter what I do. Other wireless devices connect to the router fine via WPA.
I also tried it with Dlink router using WPA and WPA2 - both worked fine with the same S10.
I can't say 100% for certain its the S10 and not the Linksys but I suspect the Broadcom wireless nic in the S10 as there would be lots of WPA complaint regarding the Linksys if it was a Linksys issue.
06-01-2009 11:36 PM
Any luck? I'm in a similar position. Did you have the below options in your wireless network settings (from MS web-site):
Network dialog box.
Note These options are not present if the wireless network adaptor driver does not support WPA2.
I do not even get these options for WPA2 with latest Lenovo drivers and latest window XP updates, do you?
If you do not then your Dlink router supports and is configured for backward compatibility (i.e. concurrent WEP, WPA and WPA2 support). Also depends on the length of your key, windows chops off a key longer than approx 8-10 chars.
This is from broadcom:
As the chipset supplier, Broadcom provides driver support to our customers - the manufacturers of wireless devices - that ultimately provide products to end customers, such as wireless LAN vendors, cable modem vendors, and notebook providers. It is up to these manufacturers to provide product-specific drivers and software support to their end customers. Please contact the manufacturer of your wireless device for their current drivers.
Broadcom Support Team
I think this means lenovo need to fix WPA2, unless you have the WPA2 options.
06-02-2009 09:33 AM
More info re the problem. I can get the WPA connection working for a variable time but at some point the S10 will be powered up from hibernation and will not connect. Sometimes but not always a network repair will work and all will be well. And sometimes it seems the only way to fix the problem is to disable security at the modem, switch to clear and then go back to a secure connection.
Any thoughts ??
06-05-2009 02:09 PM
I am experiencing the same from with my S10e, XP Home SP3, latest drivers from Lenovo Site.
Wireless LAN will not Connect via WPA to any Router but work fine with No Security / Hidden SSID / Mac Address Restricted Access. The Same problem happens with UBUNTU 904.
* Broadcom Wireless Drivers ... definately have a problem.
My Other Notebook works prefectly with WPA, running VISTA SP1
Looking forward to a positive response.
07-29-2009 03:36 PM
right click My Computer->properties->hardware tab->device manager,
expand network adapters,
right click wireless adapter (not on my s10e so can't give exact specifics).
You may have a tab for "Power Managment" or in "Advanced Tab" you should be able to configure the sleep/hibernate settings so the device does not turn off, or hibernate.
Hope that helps.
07-29-2009 07:16 PM - edited 07-29-2009 07:17 PM
I finally solved a WEP connection problem on my S10 to a D-Link DIR-300 router.
Had an excellent connection to my wireless router, but no way to enter WEP key.
Right click to icon on taskbar to "View Available Wireless Networks"
Click on "Change Advanced Settings"
Click on the "Wireless Networks" tab
Highlight your network and click "Properties". (You may need to delete your network here, Can't remember.)
At the "Association" tab, UNCLICK "This key is provided for me automatically"
Now type in your exact SSID network name, even if it already shows up (very important)
Type in your Network WEP key twice to verify.
I need to do this the first time I use any XP machine on my wireless network.
Its probably a setting in my D-Link wireless router.
I don't understand these things, I just try and try.