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Router (WGR614v6) Secure Connection Issues

Windows XP, Netgear WGR614v6 router, Motorola Surfboard modem

We are trying to secure our wireless network. When we go to the router settings and set up the secure network (WEP), our PC will no longer connect to the wireless network. After we input the password, it just sits there 'waiting for network', then times out.

It connects just fine when the network is unsecure.

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  • Sam Feb 12, 2009

    I followed the steps outlined in the solution and the clarification request. I can connect initially to the network after I have changed it to secure. However, when I restart the computer (for whatever reason), I can no longer connect to the router via wireless. The network displays just fine in the wireless network connection window (view available wireless networks), but it doesn't connect automatically. When I select it and click connect, it asks me for the password and then displays "waiting for network" and never continues (the next part would be 'acquiring IP adddress' or something.

  • mjoseph440 Feb 17, 2009

    Same exact problem: my xp laptop is able to connect when security is disabled, but I have tried all of the different secuirty types, WAP and WEP and no connection. It's a puzzle. any one have a soluiton? Many thanks,

  • Bill Speer
    Bill Speer May 11, 2010

    Let's check to make sure your PC is able to meet the same level of encryption standards being enforced by the router. Right click your wireless icon, choose Properties, Wireless Networks. It sounds like you are able to see your network so from the list in Preferred Networks highlight yours and choose Properties. The first tab is Association. There you will see Wireless Network Key. Network Authentication and Data Encryption are the first 2 boxes. What is in each of those compared with what the router has assigned to it? I know at my house, my wife's laptop is a little older so I had to drop the encryption level to make hers compatible with the network. Let me know what you come up with!


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Hi there,
you need to remove the connection saved.
after securing the wireless router, before you try to connect. Go to
-Control Panel
-Network Connections
-Right Click your Wireless Adapter
-Click Wireless Network Tab
-Remove The Network

Then Try to reconnect.

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