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Problems Connecting My Sony Vaio To Wireless Connection


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#1 vaiouser

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 06:50 PM

Hi everybody.

I have a linksys WRT54G2 router that i recently bought. and i have this old laptop its from around 2004 if i remmebr right. its a sony vaio VGN-A130B, and im running windows xp professional vrsion 2002 service pack 1.

now the problem is i see all availbele wireless networks including my own, but when i choose mine and enter the network key (i believee its the network secturity key) and click connect nothing happens, it does not connect but it doesnt give me a message saying couldnt connect either....what should i do?

i was searching the internet and there was something about putting a service pack 2??? sorry guys im pretty new to this stuff please help me out.

do i have to configure my router or something? do i have to install some software on my laptop?

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 08:14 PM

This is, unfortunately, what happens sometimes when you are not using the same network key that the router has. First step I would recommend is to verify the key that is being used in the router and make sure you are typing in the same one on your computer. Remember that capital versus lower case letters can make a big difference depending on how the network was setup.

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 08:33 PM

Hi Vaiouser, welcome to BC.

Try going to Control Panel/Network Connections, right click on your connection and select REPAIR. Let Windows have a go at repairing the connection - this can take a little time. It may not work but is a good start.

Re SP2, this is vital for your security and should be installed as soon as possible.

Good luck.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 12:49 PM

Thank you guys for the replies.

Installing SP2 solved the problem!

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 04:36 PM

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