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Windows 7 laptops will not remember wireless password.

by E490 / June 8, 2011 4:00 AM PDT

Have two new Toshiba L675 laptops running Windows 7 64 bit OS Home Premium and neither will remember the wireless password. Once entered it connects and stays connected until I log off.

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Back to Tosh.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 8, 2011 4:05 AM PDT

Toshiba uses their own system so it's not a Microsoft bug. Ask Toshiba how to fix.

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Answer Toshiba support gave me
by E490 / June 8, 2011 8:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Back to Tosh.

Called Toshiba Support and was told that the laptops were working properly and that Toshiba requires you to enter the WEP number every time you connect to wireless system so that no one else can access wireless system. I told the Toshiba support tech that I understood why you needed a password but I did not understand why I have to re-enter every time I connected to wireless system.

Was told only work around was to contact router provider and have them tell me how to turn of the WEP system.

For now I went in and changed to WEP 40/64-bit instead of the 104/128-bit and made a simpler password to remember.

Thanks Bob for your answer.

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Did you try WPA?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 8, 2011 10:11 AM PDT

WEP, even at 128 bits is cracked with kid friendly software in about 2 minutes.

It is not secure. Maybe the Tosh will do better at WPA?

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WEP is fine
by E490 / June 8, 2011 10:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Did you try WPA?

The wireless device transmitting does not connect to the is transmitting data from ECM's on Caterpillar equipment. The data itself is encripted and has to have a special program for you to use the data.

It is my understanding though that Cat setup wireless device to only talk to one computer at a time or it causes problems with data being transmitted.

Plus device is only used for short periods of time while a technician is downloading the data.

So the WEP-40/64-bit setting with only a 10 digit password should work fine.

Thanks again for your help!

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by savanajhones / June 8, 2011 4:20 PM PDT
In reply to: WEP is fine

Yes it is true as I am too using this and experiencing the same problem with my wireless connection. I know it don't remembers the password.

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