Can't Connect to Network when it's encrypted

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?SmFtaWU=?=, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. I've got a wireless network at home, all computers are running XP pro. One
    desktop is connected via ethernet, and 2 laptops and one desktop connect
    wirelessly. The laptops connect fine whether the network is secure or wide
    open. But the desktop will not connect once the WEP is activated. Obviously
    this is a problem. I can see the secured network, and I enter the 10 digit
    code, and then the connecting screen will run for about 2-3 minutes and just
    disappear without any message and without connecting. I click connet again,
    same thing. I've changed the encryption numbers and still nothing. It never
    has a problem connecting when the network is wide open.

    I am using Windows to connect. I'm on a Dell with a NetGear wireless card.
    The only difference with this computer is that it was upgraded from XP Home
    to XP Pro (all updates are current). One of the laptops was upgraded from
    Win2K to XP Pro, but it's fine.

    Any thoughts? Anyone else experiencing this?

    Jamie
     
    =?Utf-8?B?SmFtaWU=?=, Jan 12, 2006
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  2. What type/brand of router do you have? S/N?

    "Jamie" wrote:

    > I've got a wireless network at home, all computers are running XP pro. One
    > desktop is connected via ethernet, and 2 laptops and one desktop connect
    > wirelessly. The laptops connect fine whether the network is secure or wide
    > open. But the desktop will not connect once the WEP is activated. Obviously
    > this is a problem. I can see the secured network, and I enter the 10 digit
    > code, and then the connecting screen will run for about 2-3 minutes and just
    > disappear without any message and without connecting. I click connet again,
    > same thing. I've changed the encryption numbers and still nothing. It never
    > has a problem connecting when the network is wide open.
    >
    > I am using Windows to connect. I'm on a Dell with a NetGear wireless card.
    > The only difference with this computer is that it was upgraded from XP Home
    > to XP Pro (all updates are current). One of the laptops was upgraded from
    > Win2K to XP Pro, but it's fine.
    >
    > Any thoughts? Anyone else experiencing this?
    >
    > Jamie
     
    =?Utf-8?B?RXZEYXdnMTM=?=, Jan 12, 2006
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  3. checking that you have selected the correct key settings might help ie
    shared, open, auto


    sean


    "EvDawg13" wrote:

    > What type/brand of router do you have? S/N?
    >
    > "Jamie" wrote:
    >
    > > I've got a wireless network at home, all computers are running XP pro. One
    > > desktop is connected via ethernet, and 2 laptops and one desktop connect
    > > wirelessly. The laptops connect fine whether the network is secure or wide
    > > open. But the desktop will not connect once the WEP is activated. Obviously
    > > this is a problem. I can see the secured network, and I enter the 10 digit
    > > code, and then the connecting screen will run for about 2-3 minutes and just
    > > disappear without any message and without connecting. I click connet again,
    > > same thing. I've changed the encryption numbers and still nothing. It never
    > > has a problem connecting when the network is wide open.
    > >
    > > I am using Windows to connect. I'm on a Dell with a NetGear wireless card.
    > > The only difference with this computer is that it was upgraded from XP Home
    > > to XP Pro (all updates are current). One of the laptops was upgraded from
    > > Win2K to XP Pro, but it's fine.
    > >
    > > Any thoughts? Anyone else experiencing this?
    > >
    > > Jamie
     
    =?Utf-8?B?czNhbiB1aw==?=, Jan 13, 2006
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