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Wireless Connection I have a DLINK 624 wireless router and I'm trying to connect with a laptop using an SMC 2635W adapter. The card is working and can see the network SSID and when I select it, it gives me the first page of the card configuration utility. From there I can enter the security phrase and apply it but nothing happens. It just won't connect. Is there another parameter or something I need to set? There doesn't seem to be much I can configure.

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  • jimf1205 Dec 11, 2007

    Turns out the problem was an old driver. I updated the driver and it provided the correct authentication mechanism. Thjanks for the suggestions.



    Jim

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Have you tried connecting using ethernet cable and observed everything is ok?, i mean you can connect to internet?. if so, try to disabled first the wireless security of the router, then try connecting again thru wireless, if you can succesfully connect, then it's on the security setting you missed to provide, like selecting either "open", "shared", or "automatic".

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