Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router
I'm trying to help my parents configure their wireless router. I came home for Christmas and found that their home network was named "linksys" and was not secured. Needless to say... i'm trying to change this.
The problem I'm running into is that when I try to enable security, I'm no longer able to connect. I can connect just fine when security is disabled.
I've tried both WPA Personal and just WEP. Neither allows me to connect. WPA Personal will just stop trying to connect after it times out. WEP will show me as "Connected", but I never get an IP address from the router.
I don't think it's my laptop since I have the same router & configuration at home, and i have no problems.
Any suggestions of what to try or look at? I've tried re-setting the router and rebooting the computers, but nothing seems to have worked.
Please make sure that the type of the security on the router should match on the computer as well. Also make sure the SSID on your router is the same in as your computer.
If this does not work, make another profile onto your computer, or simply click on the wireless icon and it should ask you for the security pass, put in the pass and you should be in.
At the moment I would strongly recommend to make another profile on your laptop, right click on the wireless icon, properties, wireless networks, make sure that the use windows to configure is checked and under prefered networks add the profile of the existing router with same SSID and security you are trying to use.
Let me know!
Posted on Dec 25, 2007
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