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Wifi will connect on other networks, but not at home

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#1 bassmanuk


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Posted 29 October 2008 - 05:39 PM


I am trying to fix a problem with my laptop. Its a Compaq N600C, running XP Professional SP2. It has 512mb ram.
It uses a Linksys WPC54GS ver. 2, PCMCIA card.

I freshly installed XP after a problem, and now cannot connect to my ADSL wireless router, Netgear DG834G. I can connect at work, on an open connection, and at a friends house, to a TP Link ADSL router (not sure which model) that has WPA-PSK encryption on, but not mine at home.
My router is set up to WPA-PSK, and I have other computers connecting to it wirelessly, but not this particular laptop. It doesn't do anything if I use the Linksys program, and if I use Wireless Zero configuration, the screen appears in the bottom right hand corner, with the yellow ball, saying acquiring network address, but after a few minutes, doesn't aqcuire it, and goes back to the red cross.

Any ideas would be appreciated, as I'm stumped with this one :thumbsup:

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#2 sreez


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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:45 AM

Hi bassmanuk,

Lets try a few simple steps.

I am guessing that your key which you used for your wireless may be changed. Anyways if its not the case.

Disable the security on your router and check if your laptop connects to it. And then enable normal WEP and check if it does.

Uninstall wireless card and re install again. Just as a try.

Let us know how it goes.

LIFE is so simple, if you know the reason of your existence at certain place. Treat every step as first one and trust god, friends, relatives and everyone.


Its a simple magic trick given to me by one friend also and I am at this stage  :love4u:

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