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Laptop wont connect to wireless router

by mcomisar / June 15, 2010 7:49 AM PDT

Hi,

I just reset my router to factory settings, and reconfigured it for WPA2-AES encryption with MAC filtering.

I have successfully connected one laptop and my Droid, but my second laptop wont acquire an ip address. It did connect just fine before I reset the router. I double checked the password and the mac address and both are correct. Both laptops are running XP, and as far as I can tell both laptops are configured identically, but the one wont connect.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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WPA2-AES encryption with MAC filtering.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2010 7:55 AM PDT
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MAC
by mcomisar / June 15, 2010 8:48 AM PDT

I turned off the mac filter, and it still doesnt connect...

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One owner.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2010 8:51 AM PDT
In reply to: MAC

Had reinstalled XP. Since there are some dozen drivers to deal with, they must deal with that before they network. What tells you where the problem is?

And why not WPA? If you follow the forums you see posts with missing stories everyday. Hope you are not missing details.
Bob

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No Security
by mcomisar / June 15, 2010 11:44 PM PDT

So, if i turn off all security, it will connect. But if I re-enable WPA2, it wont connect again. Any suggestions?

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Just to repeat.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2010 11:51 PM PDT
In reply to: No Security

The Cnet Networking forum initially proposed WPA2 but backed off as folk had problems. I wonder if you read the supplied link?

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use wpa-psk(tkip) or wpa personal (tkip)
by xcalbr / September 5, 2011 11:29 PM PDT
In reply to: No Security

use wpa-psk(tkip) or wpa personal (tkip)this is the most secure and compatible with xp i have found

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