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Linksys Router - cannot associate with access point

by bcterp2 / April 6, 2006 12:59 AM PDT

I have just *tried* to setup my first wireless network. It has been less than fun.

The router is a Linksys WRV54G. The wireless cards are Linksys Wireless-G adapters. The host computer and the networked computer are both running XP Pro. The host computer works just fine. The networked computer is having problems.

Yesterday when I set the networked computer up, it worked like a charm. However, today when it was turned on it could not connect to the internet. When looking at the monitor it says the adapter is active but "cannot associate with the access point".

What does this mean and how do I fix it?

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(NT) (NT) What did Linksys tech support have to say??
by jackintucson / April 7, 2006 8:38 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) i found linksys tech support to be vey helpful
by bklynrickel / April 16, 2006 9:28 AM PDT
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Linksys Router - Unable to Associate with Access Point
by wmontaney / June 15, 2006 12:27 AM PDT

My Linksys wireless card is having a problem all of a sudden. I am unable to connect to my wireless router. I have not had this problem in more than 2 years using this combination.

How do I fix it?

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cannot associate with access point
by wendybf / June 15, 2006 5:09 AM PDT

Go to the computer that says "cannot associate with access point" and check the site info or where the various profiles are shown. refresh the screen. Several profiles might be dislayed after the refresh. Click on each listed profile to look for the one that has the MAC address of your wireless access point. It might end in 1A or B but it must match the MAC of your wireless access point. Once you see it, click on it to higlight it and then click on connect. After a while, check the Link Info. Your computer should be able to connect to the access point and to the Internet.

Let us know what happens.

Good Luck!


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cannot associate with access point
by rabeu / November 3, 2006 5:48 PM PST

I have the same problem, and it is something which has been working OK for months and now gives the Access Point' error.
I have tried all possible 'MAC's and some work for a minute or so but not permanent!
Other suggestion? For me the most annoying aspect is the now it works/now not.
I am trying with Linksys helpdesk and I must say that my feeling is that they try harder than most but it is the material.


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can not associate with access point
by tofani64 / June 22, 2008 8:21 AM PDT

operating system------- Window98
router ---------------- WMP54G

please help.

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