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Laptop won't connect to wireless signal

Hello all who are knowledgeable in the ways of computer stuff!!
I am unable to connect to a wireless signal that my co-workers are all able to connect to. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here are my particulars: Lenovo T61 Windows Vista Business
Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 @ 2.5 GHz
2GB Ram
Sierra Wireless Modem Device
Think Pad Modem
Intel 8266MM Gig Network Connection
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965 AGN
Sierra Wireless 1xEV-DO Network Adaptor
My laptop does have a network switch on the front of it and it is in the correct position, the router I've been trying to connect to is not broadcasting and requires a password for access (password is verified), I can connect by plugging a cable into the router, my laptop has been connected wireless to this network before and the profile is still listed on the list of networks connected to.

That's about all I can think of for info. Thanks in advance.

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the router I've been trying to connect to is not broadcastin

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"the router I've been trying to connect to is not broadcasting"

There are some drivers that fail when the SSID is not broadcast. We note this in our forum sticky and also that it no longer helps security.


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Been connected before

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This is the same network I've been connected to before, but just unsure as to why it won't connect now. I'll look for the sticky.

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No Zone Alarm

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Is the last Microsoft one; router or other device does not support the DHCPbroadcast flag?? If so would it make sense that I have connected to it in the past. I don't use a zone alarm and my laptop runs on Vista.

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Those updates

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Could be it. Sadly the no broadcast issue has bit far too many. Your choice here to maintain it should work but I send out Henry daily to turn them on and collect 120 bucks for doing so to fix such issues.

You can test this in a few minutes so we'll know if it's the usual SSID or WEP exploit/issues.

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Let me be blunt.

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SSID broadcasting is not a security issue today as the SSID can now be sniffed from the other packets. It will also cause dropouts and no connects in some systems.

WEP encryption is horribly broken and also can lead to no connect issues. I must not duplicate the long reason why this is and the kiddie tools they use to inflict this on the owners.

Please setup per our Networking Forum to save everyone time chasing down these repeating issues. If not, let's just have the service people show up and let them fix it for you.

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