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I have a Tenda w311u USB wireless adapter plugged into a Windows 2000 machine. The drivers are installed. In Network and Dial-up Connections, the status of the device is "Network Cable Unplugged." When I try to configure the device, there is no option to set the SSID. The Windows Wireless service is started and running.

Here is the output of ipconfig /all:

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Host Name: audios141
Primary DNS Suffix:
Node Type: Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled: No
WINS Proxy Enabled: No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Media State: Cable Disconnected
Description: 802.11n USB Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address: C8-3A-35-C5-DF-BD

Any help?
Thanks,
Peter
 

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Its been a while since i worked on a windows 2000 system - so maybe a bit rusty

can we see a screen shot of device manager

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{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X

post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
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At least its correctly seen in the device manager list - if you right click on the wireless adapter - properties - does it say its working correctly

can we see the full ipconfig /all

Post a screen shot of Netstumbler
download from here http://www.stumbler.net/ - right hand side

downloads
netstumbler 0.4.0

Should work on windows 2000
 

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So the adapter can see the wireless signal as shown by netstumber - so that proves its all working OK
now just need to see what may be stopping the connection to the router

Not sure why it sees it as a Ethernet LAN device ....
and here I get very rusty now on the software

Does this work to check if you have IP and DNS set to automatic
http://www.petri.co.il/configure_tcp_ip_to_use_dhcp_and_a_static_ip_address_at_the_same_time.htm

do you have another device connected to the router we could see the ipconfig /all for ?
 

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Here is the output of a Windows XP SP2 machince attached to the same router via Ethernet. What I am wondering is why I cannot choose a network SSID. I do Device Properties -> Configure -> Advanced, and there is not way to choose a SSID.
 

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There is an application that came with the driver, however the application is terrible (When I installed it on a Windows XP machine, I had to do a clean install of Windows in order to get rid of it). The manufacturer recommends that the driver alone is installed, not the application. I will try to uninstall and reinstall the driver.
 

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Do you think an upgrade to Windows XP will help the situation
It may do BUT some other hardware may not work, its more likely I'm too rusty on win2K
 
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