Linksys WRT54G WPA-PSK connection problem

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am trying to change my wireless security over to WPA-PSK with TKIP without
    success. Here are my specs:

    Router: Linksys WRT54G (w/ latest firmware)
    Wireless Card: Dell Wireless 1350 WLAN Mini-PCI Card (w/ latest drivers)
    OS: Windows XP Professional SP2

    I have changed the security model on the router to be WPA-PSK with TKIP, but
    when I configure my laptop and enter the key, it seems to hang with the
    "Acquiring network address" message.

    I am able to connect using WEP 128-bit, so Linksys help believes that it is
    a problem in compatibility with SP2. I have tried changing channels without
    success and the firmware and driver updates did nothing either.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Guest, Mar 29, 2005
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  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have the same problem.The problem with me that i have the wep and wpa.
    I disamble the wep key and 'restart' the router (power off and on) and
    connect the laptop with the wpa key and its works.
    Guest, Mar 29, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi Gerard,

    Can you explain a bit more about how you are disabling the WEP key? I tried
    repeatedly to delete the "preferred connection" (with either WEP or WPA as
    the security model), restart the router (and the laptop), and then reconnect
    using the WPA key.

    No luck so far.
    Guest, Mar 29, 2005
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I mean on the router i disamble the wep key and only use the wpa-psk /tkip
    I have the same ssid name
    Guest, Mar 29, 2005
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hmmm, I've tried this as well but it hasn't worked for me. Thanks for your
    help, though.
    Guest, Mar 29, 2005
  6. Guest

    gal Guest

    Try this:
    - Go to your router's web interface site
    - Select the setting to WPA-PSK (under wireless tab).
    Set it with a password. Click save.
    - Go to Control Panel, click Wireless Network Setup
    - Select "Setup a new wireless..."
    - Follow the setup step-by-step.
    - Just make sure though, you're putting the same SSID
    as what you have in your router's web interface site.
    - Also, select Manual for the password. THis way, you
    would have to put the same password as what you have in
    the router's web.
    - I recommend having a portable drive when you set this
    up, that way, all you have to do is connect your pen
    drive to whatever computer you want it wirelessly.


    gal, Mar 29, 2005
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest


    Thanks for the feedback. I'll give it a shot tonight. I hadn't tried using
    this wizard before ... maybe it's the magic ticket!
    Guest, Mar 29, 2005
  8. When I went from WEP to WPA-PSK I had the same problem. The cure for me was
    to go the router's Wireless Advanced Settings page and change
    "Authentication Type" back to the default value of "Auto." For some reason,
    "Shared Key" does not work with WPA-PSK ..... go figure.
    Gary De Feyter, Mar 30, 2005
  9. Shared key authentication is a WEP specific feature and is not utilized for
    WPA secured connections.
    Jerry Peterson[MSFT], Mar 30, 2005
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Guest, Mar 31, 2005
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