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I want to secure my network

When i enter a wep key then my laptop will no longer connect

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Instead of using WEP encryption, use WPA2 (aes).
Be careful when you set password on your router to remember it
so that you enter same one in your laptop.

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My guess is that the router generates more than one WEP key and depending on which one you have the router set to accept depends on which one to use, Generally it is set to use key number one.. you will use this key for all computers that connect wireless. also when you connect to the network try putting in the passphrase that you used to make the key because that might work. i am not familiar wth your exact brand of router but they tend to be set up the same. if this doesnt help i will check back and see if i can find something more detailed for you to view.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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