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. 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"

    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.


    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    Barb Bowman, Jan 24, 2008
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