Networking & wireless forum: can't network old Thinkpad with Airport Extreme router

by: hb800 April 16, 2009 5:48 PM PDT

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can't network old Thinkpad with Airport Extreme router

by hb800 - 4/16/09 5:48 PM

Hi, I apologize if this has been solved before, I had trouble searching.

I am having trouble connecting my old T40 (2373-19U) laptop to my Airport Extreme network.

The laptop is running XP Pro SP2. The LAN adapters are Intel PRO/100 VE (driver version 8.0.47.0) and PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B (driver version 1.2.5.37). I also have a Belkin F5D8053 USB network adapter and the software is installed (my ultimate goal is to get that working and switch my network to WPA/WPA2). My router is an Airport Extreme, to which an iMac is already successfully connected, currently set up with Transitional WEP security. The Airport is connected to a cable modem.

I seem unable to connect through any method (wired or wireless). I CAN access the internet if I bypass the router and plug the ethernet cable directly into the cable modem. I can get Network Connections to see available wireless networks, and I can even get my built-in wireless card to "connect" although it isn't really connected. When I've got the ethernet cable connected, I have "limited or no connectivity." At one point I tried switching the router security to "none" but still was unable to connect.

I must have messed up my settings trying to get this to work. Any ideas? What should I check? Thanks -

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