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Losing wireless connection when I enable wireless security on 2350

Hey,

When I enable wireless security on my Dell 2350 wireless router, be it WEP or WPA, the "wireless" status light on the router turns off and the wireless connection in the "Device Status" section of the administration web page has a red X on it.

Tried enabling security numerous times, recycling wireless router and modem, restarting PC to no avail.

Thanks for any help.

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  • accensi0n May 06, 2008

    serra_baby: All machines run Windows XP.

    The problem isn't with the connecting clients, it is a problem with the wireless router.

    When security is enabled, the wireless facility on the router goes down and Internet connection goes down too.


    tech curly: laptops have been tried on other wireless networks and work fine.

    The wireless network actually goes down when I enable WEP or WPA.

    This is evident by the wireless status light on the router turning off, graphical representation in the web interface and the fact that wireless clients can no longer see the network.

    Once I turn off security all is well again...

    Strange..

  • accensi0n May 06, 2008

    jedinger: Once machine is connected to the network by wire, the rest are wireless. (With no security!)

  • accensi0n May 08, 2008

    Firmware is up to date.

    I'm going to get another wireless router and try that.

    Cheers for all the help.

  • accensi0n May 23, 2008

    I replaced the Dell with a Linksys WRT54G.



    Set that up with WPA-TKIP no bother.



    Happy days.



    Still don't know exactly what was wrong with the Dell. Problem with the router itself I think, bad firmware or something like that.



    Cheers for the help.

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    turning on wireless connection to router

  • serra baby
    serra baby May 11, 2010

    hello!



    -- what is the operating system of your computer?

    -- what is the brand and model number of the wireless adapter installed on your computer?

    -- are you experiencing the problem also on a different wireless computer?

    -- if the wireless security on the router is not enabled, is your wireless computer working?

  • Jason May 11, 2010

    How are you connected to your network? Wire or wireless?

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I hate to say it, but buy a new router and possibly return this one?

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Have you tried your laptop on a different wireless network?

Posted on May 05, 2008

  • Jeffrey Pedimonte
    Jeffrey Pedimonte May 07, 2008

    Before you have the device replaced, do a firmware upgrade first. It could be a problem with the firmware of the router.

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