Another BT home hub problem
Bit more complicated than the last one though.
Was virtually forced into going and helping a family friend over the holidays, just what I wanted to do with my time :rolleyes:
Hes recently been upgraded to the Home Hub version 2, and now one of his computers will not connect.
They are all using BT Voyager 1055 USB wireless adapters.
One computer is running Vista (works fine), one is running XP SP3 (works fine), and the other one is running XP MCE SP2 (doesnt work)
First thing I did was notice that the problem machine was only running SP2, and as the encryption being used was WPA2, I knew there were issues before and that putting SP3 on there would solve it.
What happens is that it starts to connect, looks like it gains access but then fails to get an IP address. But I still think its a problem with WPA2.
Ive tried with the crappy BT utility for the wireless (which is what the other computers use) and also using XP's WZC and no joy with either.
As everything is set up the same, Im not sure what the problem can be. The USB adapter must support WPA2 or it wouldnt work in the other machines. XP SP3 must support is as another computer is running it (though the problem one is XP MCE rather than just XP) so I'm a bit stumped.
When I go back Im going to take another USB adapter if I can borrow one or maybe even take a wireless PCI card I have spare, and possibly even an access point I can set up with WPA2 so I can see whether it connects to that.
Worth downgrading the wireless security to just WPA? Currently, according to the router admin page, its set to WPA AND WPA2, but XP just sees the network as WPA2