[MLB-WIRELESS] XP problems connecting to AP-3 hotspot

Michael Borthwick holden at netspace.net.au
Sun Feb 5 12:46:33 EST 2006

Naturally at the bar (Horse Bazaar 397 Little Lonsdale St) we have  
free wireless access and this is proving very popular with customers.  
Our original AP-3 chassis failed however having replaced the chassis  
it appears rock solid with PowerBooks, PDA's and many Windows  
notebooks able to connect and surf it up.

However one or twice a week someone with an XP laptop will come in  
and be unable to see our network (or any of the several others  
networks in the area) even though everything appears to be set up OK  
on their machine and working.

There doesn't seem to be much configurability of wireless under XP -  
any thoughts of what might be going ?

Possible red herring: Are they corporate machines running an SOE that  
prevents them connecting to arbitrary AP's ?

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