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Guest

hi
im not having luck connecting my desktop to internet via my wireless router.
but i can with 2 other laptops vista & xp. the desktop is xp.in network
connections on entering network key it keeps saying must be 40 or 104 bits
etc. but the same key connects the other two computers alright. the router is
a netgear G. the wireless adapter for the desktop is a belkin. does this
affect my network someone please help
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

normz said:
hi
im not having luck connecting my desktop to internet via my wireless router.
but i can with 2 other laptops vista & xp. the desktop is xp.in network
connections on entering network key it keeps saying must be 40 or 104 bits
etc. but the same key connects the other two computers alright. the router is
a netgear G. the wireless adapter for the desktop is a belkin. does this
affect my network someone please help

What type of encryption does your wireless router use? The most
common types are:

64-bit WEP (also called 40-bit)
128-bit WEP (also called 104-bit)
WPA-PSK

Configure the desktop's wireless connection to use the same type of
encryption and the same encryption key as the router.
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for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

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G

Guest

wireless router uses wpa-psk. from the desktop i cant get an option to
change to similar encryption. it only asks me to entrer wep key. what do i do
 
S

Steve Winograd [MVP]

normz said:
wireless router uses wpa-psk. from the desktop i cant get an option to
change to similar encryption. it only asks me to entrer wep key. what do i do

The answer depends on what program you're using to configure the
computer's wireless network connection.

Is it a program provided by the wireless network card's manufacturer
(Linksys, D-Link, Netgear, Belkin, etc)? Is it Windows XP's built-in
"View wireless networks" program?

Please post a reply giving full details of the situation, and someone
should be able to help.
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
 
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smlunatick

wireless router uses wpa-psk. from the desktop i cant get an option to
change to similar encryption. it only asks me to entrer wep key. what do i do
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knormz










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Two things:

1) MS did provide an update to the Wireless Zero Configuration to
give WPA2 features.

2) Check for updated network adapter drivers.


Also, what "connection" utility are you using to control the wireless
network adapter? Belkin's or XP Wireless Zero Configuration???
 
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