Newbie (1 Posts)
4/13/2007 1:29:08 AM
Originally Posted by blix88:
Originally Posted by GNet:
Originally Posted by dgilliam:
I have two NICs. One is an internal 10/100 and the other is a wireless. All of the sudden my wireless adapter is not working. It connects to my router but it shows up as Media State Disconnected when I do an IPConfig. How do I fix this.
Here is the scenario - Win XP Sp2, Sony system, LinkSys WRT54G Router - I got the same error as above mentioned.
Router - 1) firewalled
2) Wireless MAC filter is on
The following solution is worked for me
a) add the wireless mac - usually we get this from [C>ipconfig ] command prompt. Here in this case we can't find it as it says "Medium - Medium state disconnected". But you can find your MAC from device manager - network adapters - wirless card - right click on this and you should able to find it on one of the tabs.
The above solution worked for me in my scenario. Give a try b'coz
how do i add a wireless mac?
To add a wireless MAC, (physical address), you open a web browser and type in the address bar the default gateway of your router (this is usually 192.168.0.1; check cmd-->ipconfig to be sure). It should take you to a page where you see a picture of your router and some options. You will probabley want "Advanced Options." Then click, if necessary, "Begin Advanced Setup / Configuration." On the left side is a list of options. Choose blah blah blah MAC ADDRESS, and then it will ask if you want to enable MAC List exceptions. Enable it. Then choose "Allow List," and type in the mac address as exampled,( e.g. 00-hf-57-34-7i-88). Hit ok, and do Save And Restart to restart router afresh with these new settings. I am using an ACTIONTEC router, but this should be the general course for router MAC adress fixes.