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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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