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I have a sony vaio about four years old. I have had no problems connecting to unsecured wireless networks and software secured networks, but cannot connect to a router secured network even when I have the network password. Why is it not connecting and what can I do to fix it? The wireless router is a action tech M1424WR

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Try removing the preferred Network and try to scan and connect
ON Windows XP
Start --> Run -->ncpa.cpl -->Right Click on the Wireless Network connection Icon -->Click on Properties At the top click on Wireless network tab --> Remove Your Network name if you found there then Try to scan and connect again will work

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