WPA in Windows XP

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by 123AB, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. 123AB

    123AB Guest

    I hope someone out there can help me out, cause I'm tearing my hair out . . .

    I have a Dell Dimension 5150 (brand-spanking new) with XP Home Edition
    installed. I am using a D-Link DWL-G122 AirPlus G 2.4GHz Wireless USB
    Adapter and a Hawking HWR54G wireless router. This set-up works very well
    (strong signal, 54 Mbps) when unsecured. However, when I enable WPA-PSK and
    create a Key, I run into problems. After a minute or two, I can't access any
    internet sites at all even though the icons at the bottom-right of my desktop
    tell me that the USB adapter is functioning and that the computer is
    connected to the network. When I "repair" the connection (I can't remember
    if this is done by clicking the USB adapter icon or the network icon), its
    fine for another minute or two and then . . . well you get the idea.

    Does anyone have any idea what's going on? I'll take any help I can get.
    123AB, Nov 28, 2005
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  2. 123AB

    Ryan Younger Guest

    This could be caused by a number of factors. Starting at the top, have you
    ruled out interference? I'd recommend downloading Netstumbler and
    enumerating what channel's neighbouring wireless access points are using:


    If this is not the issue then one workaround you could try is to make the
    Key Renewal period very short. Or , alternatively, try the following
    registry edit which is downloadable at my blog (click 'Registry Files' under
    'Wireless Tweaks' on the front page):


    All the best,

    Ryan Younger.
    http://spaces.msn.com/members/wirelessnetworking/ - Ryan's Wireless
    Networking Weblog

    Ryan Younger, Nov 29, 2005
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