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The window XP cannot connect to the wireless network

by carlakiara / October 26, 2012 8:42 PM PDT

I have a netbook which is using window XP SP2. When i tried to connect to the available wireless network of my friend i can't connect though I have the network key. Instead, when I click the said available network this message will appear " Windows can't connect to the network or network will be no longer in range" but the signal is full.

Please help me with this problem.
Thank you and God bless :))

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try going to your network hardware's properties...
by gumbypokey58 / October 26, 2012 9:04 PM PDT

try going to your network hardware's properties, and setting it to connect to "Any Available" network.

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Connection Utility Software
by ukbobboy01 / October 26, 2012 11:58 PM PDT

Hi Carla

You may find it a lot easier to ask your friend to download the wireless connection utility software for the network modem being used, running under XP, and installing that instead of just trying to use XP's connection facilities.
In the recent past, I was able to connect two PCs, one XP and the other Vista, and an XP laptop wirelessly to my Thomson modem, all I needed was the Thomson connection software utilities (again, one for XP and the other written for Vista) to get my two sons' computer experiment to communicate properly with my modem.
Good Luck

UK Bob

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Connection Utility Software - Correction
by ukbobboy01 / October 27, 2012 12:07 AM PDT

I should have used the word "equipment" instead of "experiment", unfortunately I cannot re-edit a post once it has been submitted.

UK Bob

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Window XP cannot connect to wireless network
by Gosh_Darn_It / July 23, 2013 3:29 AM PDT

I too have the same issue. For the longest time it was not an issue, until the last 6 months or so when I found I have EXACTLY the same stumbling block as Carla when I tried to connect to a new one. Now it has happened to one I have connect to for years to with no problem. I can still connect to my home wireless network.
Can not anyone help here??? Pretty please?

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With such limited details? Not yet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 23, 2013 3:38 AM PDT

The most common failures I encounter is the expired security suite and old gear.

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The window XP cannot connect to the wireless network
by jepoore / July 23, 2013 4:10 AM PDT

This may have already been resolved by carlakiara but here's an experience I have had. I just went back with Verizon and they gave me one of their newest modems. My windows 8 pc connects fine, as does a newer android tablet, as does a XP netbook purchased 3 to 4 years ago. Another even older XP and a PDA that used to connect to the previous older modem will not connect unless I turn all security off. It was told me by and agent of Verizon, he spent a good deal of time with me, that the older XP's could not jive with the new security in the new Verizon modem. He said if I wanted I could buy a USB wireless adapter for the old XP swivel screen laptop and even the PDA if I really had to use the wireless. At this point I just stopped using the PDA wireless at home, it still connects out in the field with older free wi-fi hot spots, and the older XP laptop I have hooked up to the new modem with Ethernet cable. So I'm really good with it all. The newer android tablet is about all I carry in the field anyway and it's working everywhere, even the new home modem/router. That's my conclusion, but may not apply to your issue. Jack "{:-D

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