I am having
problems connecting through the 3com officeconnect 11g wireless utility
software. I cannot open the utility window as it is immediately closed after I
open it (before I can do anything). I am using windows XP. I checked my
firewall setting but that doesn’t seem to be the problem.
Disable the 3com software from opening on bootup then go to run type in services.msc & press Enter then scroll down to Wireless Zero Configuration if its set to manual or disabled right click on it & click properties. Change Startup type to automatic & then press Start once you have done that you should be able to use the windows wifi tool instead of the 3com tool. Hope that works for you.
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1.Don't plug your WLAN USB adapter until setup finish and reset the computer 2.Download
XP driver from 3COM in below link... make sure to select the correct one depending on the serial number
of your adapter (starting with 0100/0200/0300)
click and it will automatically unzip and may ask you again after unzip
use recommend settings and click yes to use recommend settings and
click yes to all to overwrite again
the folder unzipped again but if didn't ask it is OK. 4.In the unzipped folder right click on the setup file and click properties then go to Compatibility tab. InCompatibility mode click "Run program in compatibility mode of"
then chose Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and OK. 5.Click setup now and after installation finish restart your computer. 6.After reset plug you USB adapter and will take some time to install the driver.
If not done allready, setup the lan IP address and default gateway in win98 Click MyComputer-ControlPanel-Network-Double Click TCP/IP Adapter for your 3com device-insert LAN info for IP Adress-subnet mask, Gateway and your Internet service providors DNS Addresses info Tab's (3x different Tabs "IP Adress" "Gateway" "DNS Configuration")
IP Adress will be at least one number higher than your gateway address and not allready being used by other PC's on your network and gateway address will same as your router interface address subnet mask will be the same for all PC's on your network.
For 3com and Netgear routers LAN setup is usually
Gateway = 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.0
IP Adress = 192.168.1.10(choose alternate number than 10 if allready used by another PC on your network, try to use round numbers, must be a number higher than 1)
Once all info is entered click OK (this may trigger a database info update message and task)now your LAN is setup and ready to talk to your network
Restart PC and try browsing again. May possibly require reinstallation of the TCP/IP client (you double clicked this to setup your LAN in Win98) or reinstallation of the IIS(Internet Information Services)component found in, Add/Remove Programs-Add/Remove windows components and then try LAN setup again if this does not work first time round