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Hi!, the thing is, every time my computer is plugged in, the wireless works just fine but when the computer is not plugged in, it won't connect

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Tell me in detail what you want if not plugged in how the computer connect .

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Yeah, this is def a configuration issue. The fact that is says that network key is incorrect when you're trying to get on the wirless LAN signifies that either your WEP encryption key or someother security key that the router issues to the notebook is either expired or invalid. Plugging the notebook physically is is NOT an options (kinda defeats the whole wireless idea eh?) Your connection to your friend access point worked cause most probbaly he either had your mac address added into the router or there was no security in his WAP at all.

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