We have a Zyair B-3000 wireless network. With our older Notebooks (XP or Vista) the wireless communication is no problem but with newer computers I can't establish a wireless connection (e.g. HP Pavilion...
To trace the problem, I would first temporarily turn off security on the ZyAir B-3000 and see if you can connect with the iPad and the HP.
To do this login to the ZyAir. If you still have it set to factory settings you would login by clicking here: http://192.168.1.2 then type the password which is 1234. The find the wireless security screen and turn off WEP security. By the way, If you still have factory password, I would change that soon.
Here is the users manual with more details: ftp://ftp.zyxel.com/B-3000/user_guide/B-3000_3.50.pdf
After turning off all security, try and connect from the two systems that cannot connect. If you can then the problem most likely has something to do with wireless security. Now with the security still off try and connect with the other 2. If all 4 can connect without security turned on it is probably a wireless security issue. You could try changing from WEP to WPA security and see if all 4 can connect. You do not want to run your wireless router without security so make sure you turn the security back on..
I say most likely it is security, because maybe there are some settings that might be blocking the iPad and HP from connecting. Maybe the router is set to only allow two connections, or is set to allow specifc MAC addresses of the two older computers. Look around the configuration firmware in the ZyAir and see if there are any settings that would limit how many can connect wirelessly, or limit specific systems to specific MAC addresses.
After spending too much time on this and it still doesn't work,
then you might consider doing a factory reset. Beware that a factory
reset will wipe out all the configuration on the ZyAir and you will have
to reconfigure. Instructions to factory reset are in the users manual link above, but basically you hold the side RESET button for 10 seconds, it will restart and you don't touch it till it is done resetting. If you do decide to do the factory reset, then right after resetting and before setting up security on the ZyAir I would try and connect all 4 systems at once. If that works then configure the ZyAir with security.
Dec 20, 2010 |
Zyxel ZyAIR B-3000 (C46104) Wireless...