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Cannot change network security

When I change network security from my wired vista computer, the wireless xp laptop gets knocked off the network. How to get around this?

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  • Sipper Mar 04, 2008

    I fixed the problem by entering the network key (26 hexadecimal characters) for my home network in the "wireless network connection settings" on the Laptop WLAN card utility.

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If you change any security setting it likely has to reboot.
if the wireless won't reconnect , start with no security setting for open/no security and see how it responds.
then match the settings exact.
otherwise update the bios in the router.

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I have a new toshiba laptop that I can't get to connect w/o wires to my lynksys...how do I get my laptop to be wireless??


In order for the wireless computer to connect to the router wirelessly, the router and the computer's wireless settings should be the same. Before trying to connect your wireless adapter to a Linksys wireless router, please know the following: SSID or Network Name, Wireless Security and/or Network Key.


Connecting to Wireless Networks Using XP's Wireless Zero Configuration


To connect to the wireless network using Windows Vista, click here.

Follow these steps to connect to your wireless network using XP's Wireless Zero Configuration.


Step 1: Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon at the bottom-right of the screen and select View Available Wireless Networks.



NOTE: If Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) is disabled or other wireless network monitor is running, the Wireless Network Connection will not appear at the bottom-right corner. To enable WZC on the computer, contact Microsoft or consult the computer manufacturer.


Step 2:

Select your wireless network

Nov 05, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have created too many wireless networks and only one is secure. i want to delete the unsecured ones and change the password on the secure ones.


To Remove the other Networks

XP :::

Goto control Panel -> Network Connections

Right Click the Wireless network connection and select Properties

Click on the wireless networks tab ( Top )

Under Preferred Networks you can find the names

Remove them and click OK
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Windows Vista /Windows 7

Open Control Panel

Goto Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center

On the left under Tasks Click Manage Wireless Networks

You Can Remove the names by right clicking on them and Remove network Or Click the Remove icon At the top (-)

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WIRELESS SECURITY ISSUES - To Change the Security - Key

Step 1 : Connect Router - Computer ( Wired)

Step 2 : Open Router Setup by typing http://192.168.2.1 on the address bar of internet explorer

Step 3 : On the left under wireless click wi - fi protected setup

Step 4 : Leave the password blank and click on submit

Step 5 : Disable it and Click on apply changes

Step 6 : On the left under wireless click Security

Step 7 : Enable 64 Bit WEP

Step 8 : Type a 10 digit number on the key 1 ( 2 in each box )

Step 9 : Click apply changes

Step 10 : on the left under wireless click channel and SSID

Step 11 :Change the Wireless channel to 6

Step 12 : Change the SSID to a different name ( no Spaces )

Step 13 : Click apply changes

Step 14 : Now Scan and connect to this network ( Wireless )

Let me know if it works

Sep 25, 2010 | Belkin N1 Vision Wireless Router

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VALIDATING IDENTITY


I've also had this problem when trying to connect my Medion Laptop through a Netgear Range Extender. It would find the router wirelessly but not through the Netgear. I had tried every solution on the web for days without success. Thanks to this page and a contributor who suggested updating the driver (which I had thought of previously) I did that and it all works fine. My laptop is 7 years old and wouldn't recogise WPA-PSK which was the setting on a newly installed router.

Update your Driver. :)

May 26, 2010 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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The wireless light is not lighting up. I am unable to connect to the Internet. I have rebooted the modem and router and still does not work.


if no wireless light is lit up, then there is no wireless connection between your computer and router....
delete preferred networks in your computer and search for wireless networks available in range....if you find your network there then connect to it...
if not then hardwire any computer to the wired port of the router...
open your web browser and type 192.168.2.1 in address bar and hit enter...
it will take you to login page of router....
password leave it blank and click submit....
on the left side click on "wifi protected setup" and disable it....
now check for ssid(network name) in "channel and ssid" it should be a single word(no spaces and symbols)...
security should be 64bit for XP & Mac computers....
for vista and above you can use any security...

apply changes for all...and search for wireless networks from laptop...click and connect....

Apr 20, 2010 | Belkin (F5D8231-4) Wireless Router...

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How do i secure my belikn from outsiders using it


Hi Friend,
U need to make your wireless network a security enabled network & don't share the wireless network key to a unreliable person.

Steps to create a security enabled wireless network:-

1> login to router setup page;bydefault ip address of belkin router is 192.168.0.1/192.168.2.1
2> Open a internet browser on a hardwired desktop/laptop connected to your router,clear the address bar completely and then type 192.168.0.1 or, 192.168.2.1<it depends on your model no of your router>
3> Go to Wireless Tab,changed the wireless network name(SSID)
4> Change the wireless network key as well;it will be good if you use WEP key if you old XP computer,otherwise use WPA-TKIP if you vista/win7 computers
5> Lastly on your computers,you have to seach wireless network name & give the wireless network key(for the very first time)

In case of any clarity feel free to contact belkin tech support

Mar 19, 2010 | Belkin (F5D9230-4) Wireless Router...

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XP PC connects/Vista PC doesn't/Connectivity issues


On the Vista Computer
Goto

Start>Control Panel > Network and internet > Network and Sharing center

On the Left Hand Side Click on Manage Wireless Networks

Remove your network From the List

then

Start > Connect to> Click on ur Network > Click Connect

Dec 22, 2009 | Belkin F5D7234-4 Router

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I changed my password on my network. It will not make the changes on my laptop how do I fix it?


you have to manually change it on the laptop...if xp go to control panel, network connections, right click on the wireless connection and go to properties. in there there is a network tab or wireless tab i cannot recall 100% as i switched to vista. in vista right click on your network icon in the task bar and select network and sharing center, from there click on manage wireless networks on the upper left hand side double click the one you want to change and click on the security tab and change the password.

Aug 20, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

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Internet Connection Problem on One Computer


By any chance, are you trying to use something other than Windows to manage the wireless adapter? If you are, remove it.

Now, Click on Start, right click on Network highlight properties, and click on manage network connections on the Tasks menu.
Your two options will be the icons for your LAN and Wireless Network. Is it enabled and without red or yellow marks? It could be disable, it could be not connected and you can't view wireless networks because the switch is off, or it may just nut see your unsecure network (unlikely).

If the above is clear, right click on the wireless and highlight Properties and left click so it brings up the Networking tab. Highlight IPv4 and click on Properties. Make sure the Obtain dots are ticked. That should work, since you are running unsecured.
If it already is, check the red X or if it isn't click OK and close down the box.

Now, back to where your Wireless card is showing, right click it and you have Disable, Connect/Disconnect, Status, Diagnose etc.

If you're still Disconnected but not Disabled, click on Connect/Disconnect. Does it show your wireless network?

By this time, it should. If it doesn't post back. The other possibility is that you take your computer to a wireless internet cafe, McDonalds, Panera Bread, or motel with WiFi and test it there.

Carl

Jun 21, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Losing internet connection when enabling ICS on the wireless network connection


Do not enable ICS on any of the computers that are connected to a router regardless if it's wired or wireless, you only need to enable ICS is if you don't have a router/server on your network(the purpose of a router is to share a single internet connection from your ISP). To connect your computer wirelessly to the router(on a Windows XP computer given that you do not have a 3rd party Wi-fi application installed) is to right click on wireless network connection on the System Tray(lower right hand side of the computer's Desktop near where the clock is) or you can do it the hard way by going to Control Panel then Network Connections and choose view available wireless network and under the list of available network that your computer can detect, select the network name(also called SSID) of your wireless router and try to connect(of course if you enabled Wi-fi security you also need to key-in the security key(WEP/WPA) you configured on your router and that's it both wired and wireless computer/devices connected to the router should work at the same time.

Nov 05, 2008 | Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)

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XP laptop connects to router, but connection doesn't work


first thing you may want to check on will be from your computer.

since you are using windows XP just browse for the available wireless network then click on "Change the Order of Preferred network", once you are in, remove the Belkin SSID from the list and other networks that has to do something with Belkin.

Next step is to changing the SSID and the channel of your router and get it encrypted. Start with WEP, and once you have it connected, work your way up to WPA to get more security. just make sure that your XP has the WPA patch, but since you have SP2, you may have it on.

hope this helps out. if you have other questiosn just lemme know.

Nov 02, 2008 | Belkin (F5D8231-4) Wireless Router...

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