I've been put in charge of sorting out what the issue is with the WiFi network at my work. The network is pre-existing so I'm not 100% familiar with how its been setup. My networking skills are fairly limited so I haven't been able to figure out what is causing the conflict.
Here is how our network is wired:
DSL > DI-604 Router > WBR-1310 & LinkSys 8-port Switch
The LinkSys Switch is connected to the DI-604. The DI-604 (192.168.0.5) provides 2 computers with internet access, a Windows XP machine and a Mac OS9 machine as well as access to the printers via the switch.
The WBR-1310 (192.168.0.1) exists only to provide WiFi connections for clients. We want this router to be password protected.
Here is where the confusion starts. We have a Windows Vista laptop that I used to setup the WBR-1310. The laptop can connect wirelessly to the WBR-1310 without any problems using WPA2-Auto and TKIP.
However my laptop, which is Windows XP, cannot connect at all. The WBR-1310 is setup for Dynamic IP DHCP, with the primary DNS being the DI-604 (192.168.0.5). I can't figure out for the life of me why our Vista laptop can connect, but nobody else can.
My thoughts are that A: Dynamic IP isn't the right protocol or there is some kind of MAC address problem I'm not aware of or (I don't quite understand MAC address') B: The WBR-1310 needs to be the primary router with the DI-604 chained to it, or I need to do something else with DHCP I'm not aware of.
Below is a image to help conceptualize how the network is setup. Hopefully someone can set me on the right track to solving this! It is a rather confusing jumble of cords and I'd like to find a solution that doesn't involve me rewriting everything.
Thanks to all in advance.