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Thread: Limited or no connectivity
2012-01-12, 14:34 #16
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The AirCard is being asked to act as the Access Point. This tells me that somehow, when security is turned on, a previously working connection between these two devices stops working. Which leads me to suspect a Windows Driver issue. The question is, is it the driver associated with the DLink, or a driver associated with the AirCard?
3G to WiFi Hotspots are well-known for their issues with connectivity and Windows security. Trouble is, the AirCard probably does not get firmware upgrades, so the best hope here is if the issue is with the Windows Driver for the DLink Adapter. Maybe there is an updated driver for the DLink Adapter? That seems to me to be one thing not already mentioned which could make a difference.
WPA/WPA 2 is not likely the issue, since other configurations with WPA have been working, and Linux security has worked OK. Windows Networking seems to be just fine without WPA. So I'd rule that out as an issue.
That leaves only the DLink driver. Of course, the device is plug-n-play, so a driver update may or may not be available. You might also try a different Adapter from a different manufacturer.
Also, see if the connection behaves the same way when connected to a land-line router and modem (if you can find one out there on Norfolk Island). Try it with and without security enabled, and with the DLink Adapter. I'd bet you this will work just fine.
Which leaves the AirCard as the culprit, and not many options for changing that.-- Bob Primak --
2012-01-23, 05:52 #17
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Thanks for your feedback. If I was still having an issue I would certainly try out your suggestions but now that I have Win7 install and all is working well, I prefer not to play with something that is now working.