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Wireless keeps authenticating and de-authenticating.

by Jefferis Peterson / December 21, 2010 8:51 AM PST

I'm using an Apple TimeCapsule as a wireless base station. There was a recent firmware upgrade and now my XP laptop (compaq X1030 with Buffalo Wireless G PCMIA card) cannot maintain a connection, but all my other printers and computers have no problem. I've got a Roku, Mac Laptop, Kodak Wireless Printer all holding a signal. The signal strength to the XP is good, but I keep getting this looping connect-discconnect:
Dec 21 19:28:10 Severity:5 Disassociated with station 00:xxx:bc:d9:3c
Dec 21 19:28:10 Severity:5 Associated with station 00:xxx:bc:d9:3c
Dec 21 19:28:14 Severity:5 Deauthenticating with station 00:xxx:bc:d9:3c (reserved 2).


Any ideas? The XP can't seem to receive an IP address.... WPA/WPA2 Personal Channel automatic...

Thanks
Jeff

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Too little to work with.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2010 6:54 AM PST

But try this. Go to the router and reset it to the factory settings. Change the SSID to somehthing NEW and SIMPLE. Now change it to WPA/WPA2 PSK and try again. DO NOT make any other changes to the router.

This will knock off all other machines and block the usual hijackers.
Bob

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Downgraded router
by Jefferis Peterson / December 27, 2010 9:15 AM PST

Thanks Bob. I also asked this question on my apple forums and got a reply similar to yours. I downgraded the firmware to the previous version and have no problem connecting the XP. They suggested that the problem is that the Buffalo software/driver has not been upgraded to handle the newer security measures or features. So they suggested I add a n type wireless USB dongle to the XP. The XP is rather old and we're just using it to stream internet shows to the TV, so I don't know how critical the firmware upgrade is on the Apple TimeCapsule.

Jeff

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That's a great idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2010 9:21 AM PST
In reply to: Downgraded router
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New problem
by Jefferis Peterson / January 4, 2011 12:41 AM PST
In reply to: That's a great idea.

Hi, I got the USB Wireless N connector and the connection keeps dropping with the Time Capsule. The signal is strong. This is the log:

Jan 04 11:32:59 Severity:5 Rotated TKIP group key.
Jan 04 11:33:05 Severity:5 Associated with station 00:08:10:77:9a:bd
Jan 04 11:33:05 Severity:5 Installed unicast TKIP key for supplicant 00:08:10:77:9a:bd
Jan 04 11:33:08 Severity:5 Disassociated with station 00:08:10:77:9a:bd
Jan 04 11:33:08 Severity:5 Rotated TKIP group key.

Is there a setup that might fix that?
The TC has WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise options but now PSK, AFAIK.

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". I downgraded the firmware to the previous version and hav
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2011 12:44 AM PST
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". I downgraded the firmware to the previous version and have no problem connecting the XP. "

I suggest you go back to what works.
Bob

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