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I'm trying to set up a Linksys Wireless A G card with an old Gateway Solo 5300 laptop. I use the same card with both a Dell Inspiron 8100 and 1501 laptops without problems. My network is setup using WPA-personal. On the Gateway Solo laptop I'm trying to setup, I can successfully get the the card to work using WEP but not when using WPA-personal. The common difference between the three laptop systems is the operating system: one uses XP, another Vista, and the Gateway uses Win2k. I have to believe that Win2k is the problem. Any suggestions?

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The old standby solution was used: I removed the card from the laptop and rebooted the computer without it. Then I re-installed it. I then checked the configuration and saw that it had not changed the network encryption to WPA-Personal from WEP - even though the card had shown that it had. So, I changed it again, and voila! - it worked. Can't believe that after working with these damn things for so many years, I can still get tripped up by the simplest solution...

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