Problem Securing Network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have a problem securing my WiFI network. Wyhen I use it in encrypted It
    nworks fine. However when I switch on either WEP or WPA security setting I
    can not get me LAptop to find the network. I have installed via the wireless
    setup wizard and entered in the correct key, but niether type of encryption
    works, and when I go and check out the settings the Key seemd to have changed
    in Microsoft. I have an Intel 220bg wirless network card in the laptop and
    have tried updating the driver and the software but it still does no work. I
    also have an e-tech Wifi router.

    Does anyone have a solution for a frustrated person,
    Guest, Apr 8, 2005
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  2. What version of Windows are you using?

    Also, is your router broadcasting its SSID (name)? If you use XP and
    WEP/WPA encryption, your router needs to broadcast its SSID.

    Finally, if you are copy/paste-ing the key from your router's configuration
    screen, you may need to initially paste the key into notepad, copy the key
    from notepad, and only then paste it into XP's wireless utility. I do not
    know if this is still the case, but XP could not accept HTML-formatted
    encryption keys (at least prior to SP2).

    Yves Konigshofer, Apr 8, 2005
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  3. Also, You'll need to copy the hex version of the key not the ascii one.

    Yves Konigshofer escribió:
    Julio Locatelli, Apr 27, 2005
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