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Wireless network problem

by jgraham95 / August 29, 2008 8:45 PM PDT

Hi there i recent bought a new pc with Vista Home Premium on it and am having problems connecting to my home network wirelessly.

It will connect via my ethernet lan but not my wireless lan. or rather it connects but on limited connectivity and has no internet access.

Now when i connect via my XP laptop or via a ethernet lan i have no problems browsing the internet.

but when i use the wireless on the vista system it will not recognise the network (although its connected on limited connectivity) or allow access to the internet. However i found if i remove my WPA-PSK [TKIP] encryption i can connect fine. Ive looked at the configuration on my wireless card and it matches that of my router.

my firewall also is enabled to allow the wireless card to work.

The only assumption i can come to is its somethign to do with the encryption but if the encryptions and passwords match then im out of ideas

any sugestions / solutions on how i could posibley fix this?

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by jgraham95 / August 29, 2008 8:48 PM PDT

i have found though if i change my encryption to WPA2-PSK [AES] it seems to work. so i guess i just solved the problem lol

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2008 11:28 PM PDT
In reply to: AES

I fixed one just like that by installing the router's latest firmware. It was not a Vista bug.

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firmwaer update
by jgraham95 / August 31, 2008 7:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Just so you know.

i thought b4 it could of been a firmware problem also originally. though my router is on the latest firmware.

seems to b working ok now though so its all good Happy

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