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XP WPA wireless Internet will not connect

by queenofrubies / January 12, 2013 5:19 AM PST

I have an HP computer running XP and I cannot get it connected to the internet. I can see available networks, can even connect to an open network, but not my own. I have rebooted, turned on/off the wireless switch, removed and manualy configured the connection via properites, but no go. I know I have the right password and network.


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(NT) Router is FIOS Verizon
by queenofrubies / January 12, 2013 5:20 AM PST
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Re: wireless
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 12, 2013 5:27 AM PST

As a starter, turn off the protection and see if you can login without password (it's "open" then). Then set the password to something simple (one character) and try all WPA-modes.

By the way, which servicepack of XP do you run? You need SP2 or SP3 to have support for WPA.


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by queenofrubies / January 12, 2013 7:57 AM PST
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I have SP 3.

I attempted to connect "open" via the properties, I put in my password when prompted upon connection try. It seemed to connect, as it said "connected" but only for a minute. It just keeps trying now saying "acquiring network address"

Ugh. Any other ideas?

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XP and WPA = not going to work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2013 8:37 AM PST

Just last month I installed XP at the office and wanted to see how it would respond to a WPA protected WiFi. It did exactly what you reported.

After updating to XP SP3 and installing a newer WiFi driver it worked.

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by queenofrubies / January 12, 2013 8:54 AM PST

I will try this.
Thanks for your time Happy

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