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quintessenceanx

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I am trying to set up my friends Wireless connection, however whenever I try to secure it I cannot access the network. The router is a Linksys G router that supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 however none of them work. Every time I attempt to enter the passcode I am given the error that it must be 40 bit or 104 bit. I'm not sure why it would be giving this error... help?
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Hi. This is a crazy idea of mine, but we'll find out... Your router probably works fine, however, your wireless adapter can only handle 40 bit or 104 bit encryption, and your router is probably using neither of those... It's probably on 64 bit encryption... Do you have another computer you can try? It's just a theory, but I think the wireless adapter is just not compatible.
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See that's what I thought, and I tried it on my laptop and it worked. But there must be some way it will be compatible with her computer, not just mine. After all she's the one that needs it :whistling:

The router came with some software, as you may imagine. I usually don't install it because I tried their software once and it made me nuts, but do you think that would help?

She left the router with me to tinker with and she'll come back with her computer tomorrow.
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