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Hey, you were trying to help me out with me problem so here comes the full explanation (you were the one who seemed to undestand what's going on)
I have a laptop (acer aspire) wich I use to connect to the internet with my Ativa router. I put a security password on my router so nobody can connect to my internet but me.
Whenever my laptop IS plugged in everything works perfect, it will automatically connect to my internet. the problem comes when my laptop ISN'T plugged in. It won't connect automatically and when I try to connect to my internet it says that the security key is not correct.
It's king of cofusing to me since is the same laptop I'm using so i have no idea how to make it work. All I know is that the hole laptop idea is not to be plugged in hahaha and I cannot use it that way

Please please please answer me back as soon as you can!!!
Thanks a lot!!!!!!!! =)
Lu

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Hi there,

My apologies for coming back to you at such a late timing. I was takign a 3 month holiday and i had just retuned. Anyways, for your issue, the guy above has done a pretty good job at explaining it. I would have asked you to do the same, cept that make sure you set a password that you can remember. Since it's for home usage, something as lame as the word "password" itself would do good i suppose. Also, make sure that you have Mac Authentification set up on your router (if it supports such a security policy), instead of WEP, since not only is it difficult to remeber the keys, but it's also easily penetrated. Hope this helps!

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Hi buddy!

try to reset your router and set to default connection and if if you have internet conection then you make password again if you like ok the code of router is 192.168.1.1 type the address bar ok

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Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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Hi Lu,

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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