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Wireless problems with windows vista

I just got a new laptop-a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista. I have no trouble connecting unsecured wireless networks, but I'm unable to connect to my own wireless network. My router is a Linksys WRK54G. When I try to connect to my network, after I type in the network key, I get the message "The wireless authentication settings on this computer do not match the requirements of this network." I know the problem is not with my router because other laptops are able to connect to it. Any suggestions?

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  • Allyson518 Jun 14, 2008

    I just tried that, and there were no preferred networks to remove.

  • mcgriv Jan 07, 2009

    Same problem burt with an Inspiron 1545. Did you solve this?

  • mcgriv Jan 07, 2009

    Same problem, but with an Inspiron 1545 running Vista. Did anyone manage to fix this?



    Another Vista laptop connects fine. Router is set up for WPA Pre-shared Key TKIP security. Local DHCP server is 'enabled' as is 'Obtain an IP automatically'.

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You just need to remove the preferred networks on your vista, follow this.
Right click the wireless icon>network and sharing center>manage wireless network>remove all preferred networks.click OK.
Then connect again to your network that should solve it.

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