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Wnr834b passphrase won't work

New computer- windows vista can't get wireless to sign on

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  • cooler34788 Feb 23, 2009

    I do not want to have to use a password so I set up an unsecured network and at some point it began to ask for a password and now I am stuck. I have tried the reset button, security settings, and the software that is supposed to solve the problem. I switched out the computers to focus the problem. Nothing changed so it must be the router. Months ago I used a password. I am ready to break the seals and go inside to see if there are any jumpers or switches that will reset the router. Anyway, got any ideas? Ice

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Hello jsnow4 & cooler34788,

For vista OS;
Here are some troubleshooting steps that I suggest you try:

1. Go to "Control Panel" ( switch it to classic view )
2. Click " Network & Sharing Center"
3. At the left side of " Network & Sharing Center", click Manage Wireless Connection ( under task)
4. Delete the profiles of your Wireless connections particulary the one you named for your Netgear wireless ( this is also known as SSID).
5. Click close including "network & Sharing Center"

Connecting to a Wireless Network on Windows Vista:

a. Click Start then select Connect To.
b. Connect to a network window will show up.
c. Select your wireless network's name or SSID and click Connect.
Since this is an unsecured wireless, Vista will warn you if you wanna connect anyways. Go ahead and connect.

From the above configuration, please check if you can now access the Internet.







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