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Vista can't connect to router


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Maxx Lenoxx

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Hi !

My main computer runs with Windows XP SP2 and I have setup a router (LinksysWRT150N). I bought a laptop (Sony Vaio VGN-NR110Q) and I'm trying to connect to my WLAN network. I entered every information (SSID, SPK Personal, Key, etc). My WLAN switch is on. But still, I can't connect. When I hit "repair" I receive a message saying that there might be a problem with network card. When I look under "Network connexions" in Windows Vista, I see my connexion and under the "Wireless connexion network" there's a message "Trying authentification". So sounds like the switch of the WLAN is turned on byt the media is not turned on in my machine... anyone could help me please!

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Vista can talk to wireless routers, both wired and wired, out of the box subject to appropriate hardware being available and installed correctly.
Most wireless connectivity problems are caused by incorrect capitalisation, wrong passwords or "fat finger syndrome" aka pressing the wrong keys.
Your error message means the access key for your network is wrong.
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I copied it directly from the router setup website... can't be wrong. I understand that most of the time it must be the reason but in this case, it's not.
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Um, if your network security key is on a website then you're probably doing something wrong.

Most routers out of the box come with unsecured wireless network. You only need a username and password when you log into the router, not when you connect to it wireless. So if this is the first time you're using this router, it shouldn't be asking for anything just to connect to the router.

Edited by Neil Jones, 29 January 2008 - 06:16 PM.

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Found the problem... for a reason I don't understand, the encryption works on TKIP and not on AES for my laptop... weird...
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