It's a shame that this happens when the password is wrong. It would have been nice if it would have outright failed but that's not what WEP does. It makes folk think the password was right.
I am in Italy and have the password to my neighbors Alice DSL. I can connect to the Internet if I am close enough to use the built in wireless adapter. However If I try to use one of my USB antennae adapters, I get 5 bar signals , but cannot connect to the Internet. Running Win xp. Realtek and Zydes USB adapters. If I check the ipconfig/all I get the same results with the USB adapters as I do with the built in (expept for assigned IP's)adapter.
Strange thing is that last year I used the USB adapter with no problem all summer. Cutting off or on the firewall makes no difference.
Must be something sinple. Sure could use some advise as for now, the only way I can get on the Internet is to put the laptop in the bathroom window.
Ciao, and thanks in advance for any help.