Posted 22 August 2010 - 10:15 PM
Sorry for the redundancy in the title, but i couldn't think of a better way to phrase my problem.
I have comcast internet and installed a netgear wireless router (rangemax wireless-n 150 router). I connected to it with my old dell inspiron laptop (windows XP Professional service pack 2, and 1394 net adapter, broadcom 440x 10/100 integrated controller and Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 BG network connection). It connected perfectly fine and I used it for about 2 weeks with no problems at all. I set up the router with WPA2-PSK secruity and a password. One day, when my friend came over, she connected to it with her laptop (a lenovo T61 with Intel 82566MM Gigabit network connection) and at the same exact moment she connected to my network, I got kicked off of the connection on my Dell.
Ever since then, which was about 3 weeks ago, I have been unable to connect to my wireless connection with my dell. I tried calling comcast and netgear and they were unable to come up with a solution. I tried reinstalling the netgear router, deleting the network on my computer, and other solutions that came to mind but none of them work and I still can't connect. When trying to connect, I would just get the message that my computer was "validating identity" of my network, and it would just never connect. Also, any other new laptops can connect to my network, but my original dell still won't
I really don't know what to do at this point as calling customer service didn't help. I remembered these forums which had helped me a while ago for a different problem and am hoping you can come up with a solution for my problem. Let me know if you need any other info from me and thank you so much!!!