Windows Vista may be unable to connect to a Microsoft Broadband Networking Wireless Base Station MN-700 that is configured to use 802.11g

Windows Vista may be unable to connect to a Microsoft Broadband Networking Wireless Base Station MN-700 that is configured to use 802.11g

Article ID : 930089
Last Review : March 15, 2007
Revision : 1.2

SYMPTOMS

When you try to connect a Windows Vista-based computer to a Microsoft Broadband Networking Wireless Base Station MN-700 by using a wireless network connection, you cannot establish the connection successfully. In this scenario, if you enable wireless LAN tracing, the following error information is logged:

Driver disconnected while associating

You may experience this issue if the MN-700 device is configured to use only the 802.11g mode.

Note You may also experience this issue if you try to connect to the MN-700 device from a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer that has certain driver and firmware combinations.

For more information about how to configure wireless local area network (LAN) tracing in Windows Vista, see the More Information section.

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CAUSE

This issue occurs because the MN-700 device does not broadcast the correct rates information in the Supported Rates information element when the device is configured to use only the 802.11g mode.

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WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, configure the MN-700 device to use the 802.11b/g mode instead of the 802.11g mode. After you configure the MN-700 device to use 802.11b/g, the MN-700 device broadcasts the correct number of information element rates.

For more information about how to configure the MN-700 device, see the support documentation that is included with the device. If you no longer have the Microsoft Broadband Networking CD, download the contents of the installation CD. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=33104 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=33104)

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MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

831770 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=831770/) MSBBN: How to troubleshoot wireless connection problems
810964 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=810964/) MSBBN: How to manually configure your base station with Windows

To configure wireless LAN tracing in Windows Vista, follow these steps:

1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. To do this, click StartStart, type cmd in the Start Search box, right-click cmd in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator.

User If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.

2. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

netsh wlan set tra yes

Note If you want to enable persistent tracing to continue tracing after you restart the computer, type the following command instead:

netsh wlan set tra persistent
3. To disable wireless LAN tracing, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

netsh wlan set tra no

After you enable wireless LAN tracing, the tracing log files are stored in the %WINDIR% tracing wireless folder.

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Starter

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kbbroadband kbexpertisebeginner kbhardware kbtshoot kbprb KB930089

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