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"The network is refusing access to this computer"


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Aeslis

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Hello!

I have a question about my wireless network. I just bought a new adaptor for my desktop computer running Windows XP so I could connect to my father's wireless which is at the other end of the house. I've been using a laptop until now, which, when I place it next to my desktop, picks up the signal perfectly well. However my network connections panel on my desktop gives me this message: "Windows could not connect to this network. There might be interference between this computer and the network access point, or the network is refusing access to this computer." Tried repairing, like it suggested, but that didn't work.

The adaptor on my desktop gets a full five bars of signal, so it doesn't seem to be interference. It just refuses to connect. At first it gave me the 'limited or no connectivity' message so I tracked down answers to that and tried the SP2+plus registry fix, but before I tried it was giving me the previous message; at any rate, the fix didn't work.

I bought a Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB network adapter, if that's important. That's the only one the store had and reviews of it seem to be positive...

At any rate it seems to be something with the network itself refusing my computer. Does anyone have any suggestions for fixes I could try?

Edit: I forgot to mention, the network is unlocked!

Edited by Aeslis, 15 June 2007 - 01:55 AM.

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Facedown98

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Hi. When you say unlocked, I want to verify the following:

* No password is necessary to enter
* Any sort of encryption your router is capable of using is turned off
* Any and all MAC Address filtering it turned off

Double check that last one as well, if the MAC Address changed for the desktop, then you won't be getting in until you add it to the list. It's like a bouncer :whistling:
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Aeslis

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The first is definitely true: no password is required. How should I go about checking the second two? Would I need to log in to the router, or is it part of the desktop's network settings?

Thank you for the response!
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You will need to login to the router. Usually you can do this by typing 192.168.10.1 into the address bar using Internet Explorer. Some routers are different, but most use that address.

Login using the login information you were provided with while installing the router, unless you have changed the password.

Now, the best I can tell you is to look for a tab/area for Security and look for MAC filtering. If you could please provide me with the model of router you have, I can find you some specific instructions.

When you find this area, you need to make sure that MAC filtering is turned off.

Keep in touch :whistling:
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