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I can only connect to WPA encrypted wireless networks...why?

by juice185 / September 16, 2008 2:35 PM PDT

Everytime i connect to a WPA encrypted network, the password screen prompt comes up, i enter the password and there is no problem with connecting.

However, every time i try to connect to a wireless network that has any other sort of encryption...the password prompt is skipped entirely and after the computer trys to connect for a few futile moments, the connection attempt fails. What's the deal?

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you have to
by B123456H / September 27, 2008 6:54 AM PDT

set up the connection first

get the ssid and the encryption key and enter it as a new connection. Save it and close

Are you using vista or xp?

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wireless conection issue
by juice185 / September 27, 2008 3:50 PM PDT
In reply to: you have to

Im using XP professional 2003. It is actually my neighbors network and he is letting me bum wireless off of him. Also, there are a few other people using the network. Some have xp and others have vista. None of them are having an issue connecting.

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by B123456H / September 28, 2008 12:00 AM PDT

Microsoft didn't make a 2003 version of xp pro.

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by juice185 / October 1, 2008 4:33 AM PDT
In reply to: hmmm

my mistake, its 2002 xp pro.

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by B123456H / October 1, 2008 4:50 AM PDT
In reply to: oops

and set up this particular network via windows wifi config that way the computer can anticipate the connection.

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There is no such version.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2008 4:51 AM PDT
In reply to: oops

But I may have discovered why that happened by shear luck. It had to do with a very old and rare network card. In XP (all versions) a driver error caused it to do that. We never bothered to find a fix but changed out the card and it works fine now.

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