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D-Link Router Set to WPA Can't Be Accessed

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Hello, forum.

This is my first time posting here, and it is due to a serious dilemma that arose tonight. Some of you will find the situation laughable, while some of you will have the tech knowledge to fix my problem. While this is a technical post I feel that the background adds value to the story, so I hope you do not mind.

I was asked by a long-time friend to help fix a network issue with his new stripper-girlfriend's D-Link router. While I knew I did not have the full technical capabilities to solve all issues with a network, I still accepted the challenge.

When I arrived at his house, I began working on the computer's connection settings and the modem. The main computer (Running Windows XP [No Service Packs]) was giving the message that "Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network 'X' " every time one would try to connect to the modem with the correct Username/Network ID/Password. At the same time, multiple other devices, including my laptop, could connect to the network.

I googled the error message and came up with this post: http://www.geekstogo...-a-certificate/

After following everything outlined in the post, the computer was still not connecting(Although no longer displaying a certificate issue). I decided to follow the instructions to a different letter and enable the red box (as shown in 2.png).

As soon as I did this, both my laptop and the land-line-connected computer could not access the internet through said modem. I began to freak out at this point. I could no longer access by any means and, no matter what type of Encryption or Cipher type I used on the computers, I could not connect.

By the time I had farked my friend's stripper-girlfriend's modem, he was passed out on the couch next to me. I didn't want to tell him what happened, because he told me earlier she had no idea I (or anyone else) was going to be there.

I ended up leaving the modem completely useless about an hour before this post, due to an inability to connect, without saying a word to my friend about it when I woke him up on the way out.

Do you think a simple Windows XP update will allow the computer to connect via WPA & TKIP, and the lack of windows updates could be the reason that it was not connecting in the first place? If not, I feel like my friend is screwed.

The modem was very simple and only had a connect button, with no reset capabilities available. I mostly feel like a jerk, but I have no idea what to do.

So, forum.... Do you think:
1)The Windows XP updates could fix this issue
2)My friend should tell his stripper-girlfriend to send the modem back to the factory to be reset
3)There is some other solution to this issue

If you need additional information I will post. Please let me know

<3 for halp

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Edited by Gyrolin, 04 July 2011 - 02:40 AM.

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