WPA2 - unable to connect new laptop to network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Sina, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Sina

    Sina Guest

    I installed and configured new D-link router DIR-625 using WPA2 as security,
    and want to add work laptop to my home network. On my work laptop (running
    XP, Servicepack 2, current on all patches etc), I configured the properties
    of my home network to WPA-PSK, choosing AES as encryption per D-links
    recommendation. Then, I entered the exact same passphrase as I had initially
    configured on the router (using my private laptop) in the properties. Now, I
    should have been able to connect. When trying to connect, the dialog opens
    displaying the attempted connect, but after a little while an error message
    tells me that either my network is out of range (it shows all 4 bars full
    reception), or something else is amiss, and I should refresh the network
    list. I did that x times, but nothing changed. I used WEP and a key on that
    work laptop before, but it should be possible to get that changed / accepted
    without too much fuss.
    Any idea what else I could try?
    Thanks for any ideas - there is really no support from the manufacturer in
    the documentation that I have access to.
    Sina, Jan 24, 2008
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?U2luYQ==?= <> wrote in
    news::

    > I installed and configured new D-link router DIR-625 using WPA2 as
    > security, and want to add work laptop to my home network. On my
    > work laptop (running XP, Servicepack 2, current on all patches
    > etc), I configured the properties of my home network to WPA-PSK,
    > choosing AES as encryption per D-links recommendation. Then, I
    > entered the exact same passphrase as I had initially configured on
    > the router (using my private laptop) in the properties. Now, I
    > should have been able to connect. When trying to connect, the
    > dialog opens displaying the attempted connect, but after a little
    > while an error message tells me that either my network is out of
    > range (it shows all 4 bars full reception), or something else is
    > amiss, and I should refresh the network list. I did that x times,
    > but nothing changed. I used WEP and a key on that work laptop
    > before, but it should be possible to get that changed / accepted
    > without too much fuss.
    > Any idea what else I could try?
    > Thanks for any ideas - there is really no support from the
    > manufacturer in the documentation that I have access to.
    >


    WPA2 is not part of standard Windows XP install/update packages.

    The following article should help:

    "Description of the Wireless Client Update for Windows XP with Service
    Pack 2"
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917021>


    HTH,
    John
    John Wunderlich, Jan 24, 2008
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  3. Sina

    Barb Bowman Guest

    you need http://support.microsoft.com/?id=893357 to add WPA2 support
    and to use WPA2 on the DLink.

    On Wed, 23 Jan 2008 18:02:01 -0800, Sina
    <> wrote:

    >I installed and configured new D-link router DIR-625 using WPA2 as security,
    >and want to add work laptop to my home network. On my work laptop (running
    >XP, Servicepack 2, current on all patches etc), I configured the properties
    >of my home network to WPA-PSK, choosing AES as encryption per D-links
    >recommendation. Then, I entered the exact same passphrase as I had initially
    >configured on the router (using my private laptop) in the properties. Now, I
    >should have been able to connect. When trying to connect, the dialog opens
    >displaying the attempted connect, but after a little while an error message
    >tells me that either my network is out of range (it shows all 4 bars full
    >reception), or something else is amiss, and I should refresh the network
    >list. I did that x times, but nothing changed. I used WEP and a key on that
    >work laptop before, but it should be possible to get that changed / accepted
    >without too much fuss.
    >Any idea what else I could try?
    >Thanks for any ideas - there is really no support from the manufacturer in
    >the documentation that I have access to.

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    Barb Bowman, Jan 24, 2008
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