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I have a lenovo laptop with an internal Intel®pro/wireless 3945ABG network connection running on XP. when searching for available networks, it finds connection but will not allow the connection to go through. All the settings appear to be correct. Have contacted AOL (the router provider) they say they dont have the training to advise me on how to maintain connection, only that I would have to do my connections manually every time I want to go on the web. Can anyone help.
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Mark K

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It could be down to your router, have you adjusted the settings to allow your laptop to connect? You might need to tell the router what the MAC address of the laptop is, otherwise the router wont allow anyone to connect
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Are you using Access Connections? If you are, stop. :) I would disable Access Connections (it's easiest to just uninstall it) and use Windows XP to manage your network connections. You could also try using Intel's network manager, but I've had better luck with Windows' one.

Good luck!
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