Wireless driver has disconnected in association with AP
I can't connect wirelessly an Acer notebook with Vista Home Premium and a
Broadcom 802.11g board to a Dlink DI-524 router. After many negative tests
and changings of parameters I found the valuable MS news "Troubleshooting
wireless problems with Vista" and was able to start wireless diagnostics.
The report is:
"Connection failed to WLAN autoconfig service because driver has
disconnected in the association phase with access point" (I don't know if
the text is exactly so because I'm translating)
Moreover it says some tests have been performed, say:
- wireless board: ok (I knew because a peer-to-peer connection with another
PC is working)
- WLAN autoconfig service: test failed (anyway I see this service is
From command prompt I run "netsh wlan show all" giving "Interface -
disconencted" and also Ipconfig says for the board "Status - disconnected".
This matches with router's statistics saying it has received 0 packets.
The hint for a solution is: check board settings with router's ones
ostazioni della scheda concordino con quelle
dell'access point (nel mio caso il router).
Now in the config utility of my router I see only: SSID, channel number and
security (I'm testing with no security just to avoid successive problems)
and of course I enabled DHCP
With respect to Broadcom board I see as many as 21 parameters ... I can't
understand all those radio stuff, I don't find any help in Broadcom's and
Acer's sites - I tried to change someone with no result.
I updated Broadcom driver (bcmwl6.sys) and router fw, I removed and re-added
the board, now I'm giving up:-(