Hi, I have spent several hours today searching various forums and playing with network settings on my computer in an attempt to get my Wii to connect to the internet, and wanted some input on my particular scenario to which I think most college dorm dwellers may be able to relate.
The Location: I am on a campus network in my dorm using a wired CAT5 jack which requires Cisco Clean Access Agent to log in.
Computer: Dell Latitude D620
OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2
Network Adapter: Broadcom NetXtrem 57xx Gigabit Controller
Wireless Network Adapter: Dell Wireless 1490 Dual Band WLAN Mini-Card
What has been tried:
1) I attempted to set up a wireless router (a Linksys WRTP54G) in between the wall connection and my computer but was unable to log on to the network using the Cisco Clean Access Agent and thus was denied internet access altogether. Note: I know for a fact this router works because I used it before I moved into the dorm.
2) I used an ad hoc wireless connection between my computer (logged into the campus network) and my Wii which successfully connected (the Wii found the ad hoc SSID and connected), but did not provide internet access for the Wii (error 51031). I tried manually inputting the IP, Subnet, etc. based off the ipconfig data returned using the command prompt in windows. I played around with bridging my network connections (wired to wireless) and also separately tried sharing the internet connection using the appropriate Windows settings under network connections. Nothing has worked thus far.
Does anybody have any suggestions as to what to try next? I would prefer to avoid using a wireless router altogether since my university prohibits their use in the dorms, threatening revocation of network access. Ideally I would like to be able to log my computer onto the network using the Cisco Clean Access Agent and then share that connection wirelessly with my Wii. (and my PS3 as well, but I realize that is a separate animal entirely) Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.