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CandyMan_ZA
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Registered: ‎07-03-2009
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Lenovo s10e Wireless problem - please help

I have recently purchased a Lenovo S10e idealpad netbook. I experience difficulties with the wireless connection at my work. It works fine at home. I have searched these forums and found many similar issues listed but no solutions?

 

Let me explain. 

I have two wireless networks at work, one is called "wi fi" and the other "staff_wlan" 

 

The "wi fi" configuration is as such,

Network name (SSID): wi fi

Connect even if this network is not broadcasting is ticked

Network Authentication: Open

Data encription: WEP

Network Key: **********

Key Index (advanced): 1

Authentication: Enable IEEE 802.1x authentications for this network is ticked

EAP type: Smart Card or other Certificate

Authenticate as computer when computer information is available is ticked

Connection: Connect when this network is in range is ticked 

 

The "staff_wlan" configuration is as such,

Network name (SSID): staff_wlan"

Connect even if this network is not broadcasting is ticked

Network Authentication: WPA2

Data encryption: AES

Authentication: EAP type: Smart Card or other Certificate

Authenticate as computer when computer information is available is ticked 

 

Ok, to now set the scene.I have rebooted to start with a default setup.The "wi fi" network connects no problem. I have ping -t running in the background, responding happily, no timeouts. I can also browse and download email etc. Under "View Available Wireless Networks" I can see the "wi fi" network listed, full 5 bars signal, it says "Connected".  Everything 'seems' to be behaving normally.

At some point while using the machine my browsing and rdp session becomes erratic and is not stable, despite that the ping is still responding merrily. Under "View Available Networks" the "wi fi" connection now says "Automatic" and the "Connect" button is enabled. It 'seems' as though there is no network connection. I can still however browse. 

 

At some point in the Wireless Network Connections the "wi fi" network changes to "Not Connected". The ping missed about 6 responses and then continued without missing a beat. I can also still browse, although erratic and not always reliable, despite the "Not Connected".

 

As I said, my other wireless connection "staff_wlan" using WPA2 and AES does not behave like this, that works perfectly fine. The reason I don't use this network is that it does not have coverage throughout our building.

 

My wireless network at home also works perfectly. 

 

I have updated the Broadcom 802.11g drivers to version 5.10.38.14

I have also flashed the BIOS to version 14CN67WW 

 

Please help. 

thank you

Kevin

 

Message Edited by CandyMan_ZA on 07-03-2009 01:09 PM
hpholm
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Registered: ‎02-24-2009
Location: Denmark
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Re: Lenovo s10e Wireless problem - please help

Hi Kevin,

 

Windows XP Home is not designed to join domains on a corporate network. It may be tweaked using the instructions from http://vowe.net/archives/001639.html - or upgrade to Windows XP Pro.

 

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Hans

CandyMan_ZA
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Re: Lenovo s10e Wireless problem - please help

Hi Hans, thank you for the reply. I am not sure I understand?

 

Kevin

hpholm
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Location: Denmark
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Re: Lenovo s10e Wireless problem - please help

Windows XP Home has limitations when it comes to connecting at corporate networks, and this may be the reason for your troubles. Of course I'm just guessing, since I don't know the setup on the server. Smiley Wink But a simple thing like different credentials for different folders on the server is not possible in Windows XP Home, and it needs to drop the connection with the first set of credentials before it can use the new credentials.

 

Please talk to your friendly sysadmin at work.

 

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Hans

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Re: Lenovo s10e Wireless problem - please help

I agree with Hans

 

if you want a second answer Smiley Happy

 

to all have a nice and pleasant weekend

 

KalvinKlein

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