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How can I force XP to produce my Wi-Fi security key screen ?


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#1 wuzzo

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 10:28 AM

I'm trying to connect to my router with a TP-Link USB wi-fi device -  which is working.  When I select my connection, in Windows XP, it hangs on ' Validating Identity '  Now , nowhere in the process has my router security key been requested and , try as i might, I can't bring it up.   Any ideas , please  ?


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Posted 17 October 2015 - 10:44 AM

Make sure that 802.1x authentication is not checked.

 

This is for a edimax dongle but it shows the process.



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Posted 17 October 2015 - 12:05 PM

I followed that through JohnC-  thank you-  but now it's reading ' Limited or no connectivity '- 'network has not assigned a network address ' .   I have no connectivity.   Previously it read ' Windows cannot find a certificate '.


Edited by wuzzo, 17 October 2015 - 12:05 PM.

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 12:42 PM

Make sure you are obtaining a IP address automatically. Can you connect with any other device to the router?

 

http://www.tp-link.us/faq-14.html



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 08:36 AM

All I have under the Local Area Connection Properties tab, JohnC, is ' Client for Microsoft Networks '  beyond which I cannot proceed.  It is checked and cannot be unchecked.

However, after some little time an IP address is obtained so it must be being obtained automatically.  Unfortunately, I am still getting ' Little or no connectivity ' and the TP-Link USB is not connecting.

I have tried a different TP-Link USB and that does not connect either.   My other machines, one with a TP-Link USB connector and two with TP-Link PCI connectors connect through the router with no problems.

 

I have the Windows XP Pro installation disc but I'd rather repair this installation-  if it needs it-  than do a fresh install.


Edited by wuzzo, 19 October 2015 - 08:36 AM.

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 08:47 AM

If all you have under Local Area Connection Properties is Client for Microsoft Networks you need to install the TCP/IP protocol. 

 

 

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  • Click Start , and select Control Panel (or Settings then Control Panel).
  • Click on Network Connections.
  • Right click your network connection, and select Properties.
  • Click the Install button.
  • Select Protocol.
  • Click the Add button.
  • Click the Have Disk button.
  • In the Copy Manufactuer's Files From text box, type c:\windows\inf
  • Click Ok.
  • Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
  • Click Ok.
  • Restart your computer.

 



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 09:08 AM

I'm stalled at ' Select Protocol '  then ' Add '.  Message is -  ' Could not add .  System cannot find the file specified.   I am not given any option for ' Have disc '


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 09:29 AM

Do you get the same error if you Double Click Protocol?

 

Edit: If you get the same cannot add error then open a command prompt in an admin account and type the following command.

 

netsh int ip reset C;\resetlog.txt

 

Edit Edit: This is XP SP3, correct?


Edited by JohnC_21, 19 October 2015 - 09:35 AM.


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 10:00 AM

Yes, same error

 

No -  it's XP SP2

 

Running that command results in-  ' cannot find the file to append.  '


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 10:09 AM

You need to install SP3. Download the full installer here and copy to a flash drive then install. After SP3 is installed check to see if TCP/IP is listed.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 10:52 AM

I've installed SP3 but TCP/IP is not listed.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled the TP-Link USB but message still reads ' no connectivity '

I've run the command again but there's no change. 


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 10:56 AM

Did you try installing the TCP/IP protocol again. Does it give the same error of not being able to add it?

 

Edit: In the image in post#6, make sure your TPlink is listed in the Connect using box.


Edited by JohnC_21, 19 October 2015 - 11:00 AM.


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 11:21 AM

Yes, I tried to access ' protocols ' but with the same result-   ' cannot add-  cannot find file.'   There's is still no ' Have disk ' option.

 

No, my TP-Link device is not shown in the ' Connect using ' box.   It is empty but for the symbol.  

 

It is listed as a 300Mb device under the ' Remove hardware ' tab.  Device manager lists it as ' Working properly '.  This computer does not produce the ' Found new hardware ' screen when either of my TP-link USB devices are first connected to it.   Both devices produce the ' Found new hardware ' screen when introduced to Windows 7 PCs.


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 11:23 AM

Yes, same error

 

No -  it's XP SP2

 

Running that command results in-  ' cannot find the file to append.  '

 

 

There was a typo in the post. Please run the command below:

 

 

netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 11:25 AM

Thanks for that packetanalyzer. Nice catch. My eyes aren't what they used to be.

 

Edit: Are there any yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager next to Network Devices?


Edited by JohnC_21, 19 October 2015 - 11:27 AM.





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