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Same problem with Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG 802.11g/b

It is hard to believe there are still individuals out there (such as ChuffToot) who cannot differentiate and logically conclude (based on existing posts) that their issue is simply not the same as the one this entry refferences. This only leads to the introduction of unrelated replys and its disconcerting for those seeking/suggesting solutions.

Anyhow, the issue I am experiencing is exactly the same as the issue first reported by jii2000 and then DYERC21. This issue is not trivial, nor is it something that can be fixed simply by reinstalling the driver. Prior to this problem, I had an issue awhile ago where the wireless icon (the one in the taskbar which allows one to 'view available networks' or preform a 'repair') would not display all together. Then after about a year of searching forms (where intended topics were riddled with ambigious interpretation/replys [because of ChuffToot's)], I finally found a solution in the form of a 3kb registry file which apparently repaired the 'network connections' subsystem. The reason I mention this is because this did solution did not work in this case. I have VMWare installed and I first thought the virtual adapter and related services might be the cause (since these services can prevent a 'ipconfig /renew' from working if not stopped), however I installed VMWare a long time ago and this issue began occuring recently. In any case, my wireless card is not using any of its services. Again, just as jii2000 reported, "when i boot up, it says wireless networks are within range" but when I click-on the ballon (which brings up the 'view available network' window), it then says no available networks were found in range. If I select the 'refresh network list' button, it says it is searching but again yeilds no results. My wireless router is in the room next to me and it is configured and working fine because I tested it on another labtop. Furthermore, the physical switch is on and the wireless adapter is on and enabled in windows. If I select 'view available wireless networks' -> 'change the order of perfered networks', the option for 'use windows to display my wireless connection' is selected. Here is where the fun begins. Similar to what jii2000 indicated (I believe), If I add my routers information by pressing the 'add' button in the 'perffered network' section and then exit by pressing the 'OK' button, my wireless adapter will connect to my router and the icon in the taskbar reflects that fact. What is strange; however, is when I go back to 'view available wireless networks' -> 'change the order of perfered networks', the entry I just added is no longer there. In other words, the icon with my ssid next to it which represented my network under 'perffered network', is no longer there. This is the case with any network I manually enter using the 'add' button. The action of pressing the 'OK' button to exit after I enter a networks information (using the 'add' button) seems to be the only way to 'jolt' the wireless system to work for an instance, but of course then it no longer works. When I do connect to a wireless network using this method, the connection will remain valid and entact until I restart the system. For the person out there, who I know will say "did you make sure to check if the option: 'any available network' in the 'advanced' menu under 'networks to access' OR 'automatically connect to non-perferred networks' is checked...", the answer is YES I did. Again, I strongly believe the resolution to this issue is not trivial an will require expert technical knowledge of the windows wireless subsystem to resolve. YES, the wireless service is running. YES, other software such as intel's utility correctly manages the wireless connection; but lets not focus on that if possible. I would really like to know why the windows wireless manager up and decides one day its simply not going to work anymore. Thanks

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  • walkerp07 Jun 19, 2009

    Thank you for your reply

    efs_perpends. I wrote a huge long discription just a second ago but a stupid popup created by this site got in my way and I lost everything. As such, I will briefly mention the main topics.
    1. My OS is windows XP.
    2. Three of the links you have supplied do not apply since 1. The router (networking) is broadcasting 2. I cannot detect any networks period; but can connect to them ONLY if I manually enter the ssid and WEB password in the properties page of the 'view wireless network' using the 'add' button.
    The final link gave a lot of interesting information and I in fact did run the trace mechanism but I must tell you... this is too much information to process and too many unexplained errors to be able to do anything. For instance,

    [332] 07:49:20:093: ResolveUncachedSsids[FAILed]: <__________000__________> ==> Num=<0>, Error=<31>
    [332] 07:49:20:093: ResolveUncachedSsids[FAILed]: < JUDY> ==> Num=<0>, Error=<31>

    [3028] 07:49:20:093: WzcIoCompletion called, 0 bytes xferred
    [3028] 07:49:20:093: WzcReadFromIntlHandleCompletion: Error=-1073741536

    [3028] 07:49:20:093: InternalWzcReadFromIntlHandle: ReadFile failed with error 6
    [3028] 07:49:20:093: [DereferenceInterfaceHandleContext 0xb71c8, ref count=1]
    [3028] 07:49:20:093: WzcReadFromIntlHandle Error=6
    [3028] 07:49:20:093: WzcReadFromIntlHandleCompletion: WzcReadFromIntlHandle error 6
    [3028] 07:49:20:093: [DereferenceInterfaceHandleContext 0xb71c8, ref count=0]
    [3028] 07:49:20:093: [MemFree(0x000B71C8)]

    To name a few. If you can tell me what this stuff means, please do so because I have no idea. What is interesting though however, is this trace is showing that it is aware of the broadcasting networks around me. For instance at one time or another all three of the networks were either tired or detected now as I am typing this message:

    [1520] 07:50:57:578: WZCIsSameNetwork: Flags=<4800/4800> => <23:23>:<__________/__________>, Result=<3/3>==> MATCHed
    [1520] 07:50:57:578: WZCIsSameNetwork: Flags=<4000/4800> => <4:23>:<JUDY/__________>, Result=<0/3>==> NOT MATCHed
    [1520] 07:50:57:578: WZCIsSameNetwork: Flags=<3/4800> => <14:23>:<INSTALLVIR/__________>, Result=<0/3>==> NOT MATCHed
    [1520] 07:50:57:578: WZCIsSameNetwork: Flags=<4800/4800> => <23:23>:<__________/__________>, Result=<3/3>==> MATCHed
    [1520] 07:50:57:578: SList changed? NO; there is no new config that was not tried yet

    THe network 'JUDY' is my neighbors, 'INSTALLVIR' is my work and '_________' is mine (I have been using this ssid for years without any issues). I do notice there seems to be a repeititve loop where it is trying to connect to any of these three networks but failing. In addition, just now the icon in my taskbar decided to reflect my wireless network almost 30 mins. from the time I manually entered my ssid and password; prior to writing this and my last message which was accidently lost.

    So Bottom line is I am still puzzled. Even though I am connected now, If I go back into the 'view wireless network' properties to see what normally would have my network ssid and an icon displayed in the 'wireless network' tab (where the 'add' button is) my network is not there. Furthermore, when I select 'view wireless networks' or 'search for networks in range', windows reports there is nothing out there but as I just shown there is something out there. My network (which just happened to connect after some period of time after I manually entered in the ssid and password information in the network properties page using the 'add' button), my neighbors network 'judy' and the network I tried to connect to earlier today at my work called 'installvir'. Finally, I tested intels wireless utility and it works fine with my adapter. It detects networks and connects likewise. I am now certain the adapter is not the problem but is is windows. Something in windows got screwed up to where it can no longer query the wireless card correctly for network information (i assume) and it has nothing to do with the driver, which after four years of seemless usage of my wireless card, starting happening after I upgraded to service pack 3 using windows update (my copy of windows is genuine). I am truly stumped. I thank you for you advice; however and welcome any more suggestions.

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    efs_perpends May 11, 2010

    What os? xp?



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I have the same exact problem with same card. Looking for solution ASAP. have seen it discussed numerous times in many forums but no clear answer. Already tried to update intel luck.

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