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compaq laptop ever connects, any help??

by ddawg500 / March 10, 2008 1:57 PM PDT

ive been trying to connect my dads laptop to our wireless internet for days now with no results
he has a compaq presario v5000
and there are 2 other computer in our house that have internet acces both using the same router
and both work fine. ones a desktop and the other is a mac notebook

my dads computer finds the network fine, i type in the wep and confirm it and then it saying acquiring ip address but it never does
then a little later a bubble appear at the bottom that says something like "couldnt connect because couldn't find a certificate" its soehing around those lines, sorry if that was a bit vague

if anyone has any idea what could be going on please help me

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WEP? Don't!
by Coryphaeus / March 10, 2008 9:20 PM PDT

WEP is hackable. Try WPA. Then right click the connect icon in the System Tray and click Repair.

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That can happen with WEP. Move to WPA and...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2008 10:04 PM PDT

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