Wifi Connection

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by pacific mist, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. pacific mist

    pacific mist Guest

    I have a new problem. When I try to connect to the wireless network in my
    apartment which has a Mini Mac computer, is password protected and has as
    security " WPA/WPA2 Personal". I find the network, automatic, it is very
    strong, all the bars are gree but when I fill in the password as requested, I
    am unable to access the network. I was able to do this just i week ago.
    When I called MAC Techincal Support, they asked me to remove the WPA/WPA2
    Personal security from the network. Subsequent to that I was able to connect
    to the network from my PC. When I asked the tech why I can no longer access
    the network if it is WPA/WPA2 Personal protected, she asked if I had
    downloaded any new programs. The only programs I have downloaded are the
    suggested updates that Microsoft recommends I add before I sign off each
    time. Is it possible that Microsoft has added a new update to my computer
    that will prevent me from accessing a WPA/WPA2 Personal, passwork protected
    network? I think the risk is low if I have no security system for the
    network, but it still bothers me that I am unable to access the network from
    my PC laptop unless the security system is inactivated.
     
    pacific mist, Aug 15, 2009
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  2. pacific mist

    Lem Guest

    pacific mist wrote:
    > I have a new problem. When I try to connect to the wireless network in my
    > apartment which has a Mini Mac computer, is password protected and has as
    > security " WPA/WPA2 Personal". I find the network, automatic, it is very
    > strong, all the bars are gree but when I fill in the password as requested, I
    > am unable to access the network. I was able to do this just i week ago.
    > When I called MAC Techincal Support, they asked me to remove the WPA/WPA2
    > Personal security from the network. Subsequent to that I was able to connect
    > to the network from my PC. When I asked the tech why I can no longer access
    > the network if it is WPA/WPA2 Personal protected, she asked if I had
    > downloaded any new programs. The only programs I have downloaded are the
    > suggested updates that Microsoft recommends I add before I sign off each
    > time. Is it possible that Microsoft has added a new update to my computer
    > that will prevent me from accessing a WPA/WPA2 Personal, passwork protected
    > network? I think the risk is low if I have no security system for the
    > network, but it still bothers me that I am unable to access the network from
    > my PC laptop unless the security system is inactivated.


    Reconfigure encryption on the router and try again.

    What were the updates that you installed just before this happened? Go
    to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ and click on the link in the left
    pane that says "Review your update history."

    --
    Lem -- MS-MVP

    Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html
     
    Lem, Aug 15, 2009
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