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Dell Inspiron B130 will not connect to secure wireless network

My Dell Inspiron B130 will not connect to a secure WPA or WPE wireless network. It connects just fine to the same network if there are no security settings. Any ideas on how I can get it connect if I secure the network?

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Try setting the password at WPA2 (if you can). Mix a word with some numbers for the password. Then power-cycle (unplug for 5-15 min. then plug back in) your router and restart your computer. Now, try to reconnect. If that doesn't work try updating your WLAN driver for your computer.

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