6 weeks on and the only major problem I’ve had with XP SP2 seems to be an inability to obtain an IP address on a wireless connection. I haven’t said anything yet because I’ve been trying to single out the cause, but:
- Wireless worked fine under XP before updating
- The network I have been trying to access works fine over and ethernet cable and other people have had no problems with it
- I’m currently booted to Linux on the same machine and posting this message over a wireless connection.
Microsoft did implement big changes to the way wireless worked in XP SP2 and I’m wondering whether there’s still some bugs lingering from that. In any case, I’ll have a play around with DHCP to see if that’s the problem. In the meantime, this is as good an opportunity as any to update my Linux installation. 🙂
Oh, and May the 4th be with you.
Update: DHCP seems to be in order. Repairing the connection does nothing. Under Windows, the connection only ever receives 1 packet, and after not getting an IP address it defaults to an automatic private address. ZoneAlarm doesn’t appear to be blocking anything and the Windows Firewall is turned off. I really am at a loss as to what’s up here.