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HP mini will not connect to a secured wireless network

Q: HP mini will not connect to a secured wireless network

I'm having the same problem as another user Baduga whose thread is copied below. I did download the driver version for the Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN device which was released February 03, 2010. However, when I try to connect to a secured wireless network it seems to see the router, but just spins and spins with the message "acquiring network address" and it never actually connects.

Baduga, below, also had this problem once the drivers were updated. He reported the fix was by following the instructions on HP customer service page that flavallee linked earlier. It turns out my password was missing from the association page of the wireless network connection.

Can someone give that link again, and be explicit about what you have to do to get to the association page of the wireless network connection, and exactly which password needs to be entered there/

Many thanks, NeverHadSoMany (Problems with Wireless Connections)

Success at last!

Here is the support and software site for the HP Mini 1035NR netbook. You need to add and save this site to your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can refer to it when needed.

It came with Windows XP Home Edition SP3 pre-installed.

Here is the link to driver version for the Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN device which was released February 03, 2010.

Download and save the driver, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to install the driver, then restart your computer.

I'll leave you with TerryNet from this point on if you need any further assistance.



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13-Dec-2010, 04:35 PM #20
Great! I try this and let you know if it works. Thanks


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13-Dec-2010, 05:02 PM #21
Please keep us posted and advise if you need further help.



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13-Dec-2010, 10:37 PM #22
Downloaded driver, didn't change a thing. Ready to pull my hair out.


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13-Dec-2010, 11:20 PM #23
Ok guys, after all this, I finally fixed it by following the instructions on HP customer service page that flavallee linked earlier. It turns out my password was missing from the association page of the wireless network connection. Once I imput my password, click on explorer and there it was!..finally connected! No more "acquiring address" either!

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Try updating your wireless driver.Go to your manufacturers website and grab the latest if you are unsure which driver to install please see below.

Also please Download UnknownDeviceIdentifierand post the log it Creates in your next reply.
Run the program allow it to finish then hit file> save > Save the file to desktop.The default file name will be DeviceList Attach Device list in your next reply.

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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.


C:\Documents and Settings\G>ipconfig/all

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Were you ever able to connect this PC to that particular wireless network? If so ...

Try with the router's encryption disabled. Assuming success you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.

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The card is a 802.11bgn 1T1R Mini Card Wireless Adapter and im fresh out of ideas???? when the siganl drops the you can still see the card in system devices and it says that its working normally also it works fine if i put in a usb wireless dongle.Click to expand...

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I have a Dell Inspiron 640m

I can find the cord to hook it up to the internet with a wire (I can buy one if absolutely needed) and I do have the original software CD.

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Hi:Take a look at device manager,particularly the WLAN card.Any error indicators?
Let’s take a look at the status of the network adapters

Device manager:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

Please respond to all the following steps.
1. Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
2. Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
3. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?
4. should be enabled and working properly.
5. If error code,what is it ?

It would be best if you could post a screen shot of Device Manager with the Network adapters and Other devices sections expanded.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.

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PS I'm a brand new user, so I apologize if this is not a well written post!

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If the new driver causes problems and the old one works fine, best to just stick with the old driver. Typically you only need to update your drivers if you are experiencing problems or the new driver adds some functionality. Otherwise it is better to just leave well enough alone. If is listed as an important update, right-click the update and hide it.

If you are set on updating, you can try downloading the driver from the Dell website (link below) and uninstalling the old driver prior to installing the new driver. You can also look at the fixes and enhancements listed on the Dell site to determine if you really need it.

Driver Details | Dell United States

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i bought this device from ebay but the driver for it won't work on win xp or win 7, system does recoize the device but software won't load m,windows can not match device to software so it won't install the driver. can you help me with this problem.

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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you happen to know the name of the driver?

It will be on the CD that came with the product.

Look on the CD for the driver and please reply with the name of the folder containing the driver.

It will be something like "RTL8188SU"

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Have a USB wireless WiFi unit. To connect to the Internet. Have to disable the Local Area Connection. When connected to the Internet. If I enable the Local Area Connection. Unable to connect to the Internet. When I disable the LAC, the Internet connection is restablished. Using a D-Link boradband VPN router.

A:Wireless Network Connection will only connect to Internet if Lcl Area Connect disable

sounds about right! Your big issue will be the VPN, as it is frequently specifically
config'd to use a specific adaptor AND to force all tcp traffic thru that connection,
even though you want to do some trivial search.

Consider using a Hardware Profile to define
1) a LAN connection environment (ie no WiFi)
2) a WiFi environment (w/o a LAN)

the choice occurs at boot time and the hardware is enabled/disabled per
the profile.

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She keeps loosing connection, then has to wait until it decides it can connect again. She would wait about five minutes and then click on something and would gain access.

the symptom has been occurring for at least a month and more.

We are on a wireless network (Uverse) and have not had any problems with this wireless network

One thing i notice is that her icon for the connect shows one less bar than mine shows. I should be the same. they are both HP machines and sit in the same spot.

when it is not connected and the icon is clicked it does not show our connect name as an option. Sometimes rebooting solves the problem, sometimes clicking 'connect' does. It will work for a while and then she looses the connect.

I am not sure that her problems started when she got that "conduit" search malware. I had only partially removed it, it was still resident when another tab on her firefox was opened. Yesterday i found some additional information to remove the settings from registry and thought that had cured it. But apparently it did not, we are now back to the disconnect problem. last i tried it it wouldn't even connect on restart. Right now she is saying that its been doing pretty well for about five minutes. Probably wont last long.

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A:still looses connect/doesn't connect - win 7 wireless home network

How far away from your computers is the router? Also; have you tried to power cycle the modem and router? If not; i would try that. Unplug both the modem and router; wait about a minute; then plug in the modem first; let that boot; then plug the router back in and let that boot. Try doing that and see if it helps the situation.

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I have a lenovo u160 running windows 7, a couple of days ago it seemed my computer was infected with something, giving a series of security warnings I had not seen before (not av security suite). It slowed the computer down for a few minutes.

After closing these messages, there seemed to be no problem, but then my computer was no longer connect to the internet. It connects to our router/wireless network, but not to the internet.

I tried resetting and unplugging the router and the modem, but still no luck. We have two other computers on the same network that are connecting to both the network and the internet.

I tried running rkill and malwarebytes twice and no malicious items were detected.

I restored the computer to an earlier point (2-3 days earlier)

On the toolbar in the bottom right of the taskbar, it shows a 5 white signal bars, with a "!" inside a yellow triangle.
If I click on the network button it states it is "connected" to the network. It describes the connection as "excellent" (4-5/5 bars).

Above the display of the available networks, it states

"currently connected to:
Unidentified network
No Internet access"

I am not computer savvy and have not run into this problem before. Thanks for your time and help.

A:possible infection, now can connect to router/wireless network, but does not connect to the internet

Hello,And welcome to, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Full Scan"... Read more

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I recently downloaded an updated driver for my laptop PC's Atheros AR5001X Mini PCI wireless network adapter but when I tried to install it the installation fails and I get an "Access is denied error". The following is an extract from the setupapi.log:

#-166 Device install function: DIF_INSTALLDEVICE.
#-006 Setting security on key HKR\Ndi\params\MapRegisters to "D:ARAI(A;;GA;;;BA)(A;;GA;;;SY)(A;CI;GA;;;IU)"
#E033 Error 1208: An extended error has occurred.
#I123 Doing full install of "PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0012&SUBSYS_7005144F&REV_01\4&3A321F38&0&10F0".
#-006 Setting security on key HKR\Ndi\params\MapRegisters to "D:ARAI(A;;GA;;;BA)(A;;GA;;;SY)(A;CI;GA;;;IU)"
#E033 Error 1208: An extended error has occurred.
#-035 Processing service Add/Delete section [ATHER_DEV_2022.ndi.NT.Services].
#E033 Error 5: Access is denied.
#E275 Error while installing services. Error 5: Access is denied.
#E122 Device install failed. Error 5: Access is denied.
#E154 Class installer failed. Error 5: Access is denied.
#I060 Set selected driver.
#I125 Installing NULL driver for "PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0012&SUBSYS_7005144F&REV_01\4&3A321F38&0&10F0".
#I121 Device install of "PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0012&SUBSYS_7005144F&REV_01\4&3A321F38&0&10F0" finished successfully.

It looks like a registry permissions error but I can't work it out. Any suggestions guys?

A:Atheros AR5001X Mini PCI Wireless Network Adapter - Driver Installation Error

Try installing it within Safe Mode, which is accessible using the Boot Menu. To access it reboot the PC and depress F8 after the hardware is listed.

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hello i am trying to connect to my fiances home network on my dell inspirion 8200 it connects fine at home with out having to configure anything, but at my fiances house its giving me problems the connection will pop up as soon as i click connect it tries to but then this comes up. unable to connect to selected network network may not be in range but the thing is that im right in front of the wireless router. someone please help

A:trying to connect to my home wireless network but it odesnt connect,

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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Hi. I have an IBM T40 Thinkpad laptop running Windows XP with CISCO Aironet Client Utility installed to manage my wireless networks. I don't understand the point of this utility as I find the Windows XP wireless connection management more reliable and straightforward, but I don't know how to disable this thing. I would if I could and I have tried, although not that hard.

Anyway, I was using the CISO Aironet Client Utility (or whatever it's called) fine, then I visited a friend's house and needed to get on his network. He started poking around and one day it was working and the next it was broken. It kept saying it couldn't find a radio signal or that it was off. I came home and it wasn't working for a month or so.

One day, I messed around with it and it started working again. Only problem now is whenever I shut down my laptop and re-open it, it never reconnects to my wireless connection automatically. I always have to do it by hand.

Any suggestions here? How can I get it to reconnect automatically and if I can't, how can I get it to use the Windows wireless features that are built in and bypass this CISCO stuff?


A:CISCO PCI Wireless LAN Adapter (Aironet) Won't Auto-Connect to Wireless Network

i'll move to netwroking you should get a better response

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Hey guys, need some urgent help here.

I have a program on my computer called Intel(R) My WiFi Technology, which has something to do with my network adapter (Intel (R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN). I recently had an annoying notice popping up from this program saying 'The Wireless Network Adaptoor could not be found'. So I decided that I should find a solution on Intel's forums. I came across a thread that discussed my problem, and one of the Intel workers mentioned that Uninstalling and Reinstalling the program would be the best solution. So I followed the steps and came across a huge problem . Turns out that once I removed this program, my computer wouldn't connect to my wireless network in my house. I went onto my other devices throughout the home and they all seemed to be working fine, and that my router was still working fine aswell. I went onto my other computer and downloaded the program onto my USB, and installed it back onto my original computer. There still wasn't any difference, and my computer still currently can't connect to my wireless access point. I've rolled back drivers, updated them, and I've refreshed wireless network adapters in my Network and Sharing Center in Control Point. I'm starting to run out of ideas, and I really need some help. My computer can still detect networks though, but I've discovered it can connect to my Mobile Phone's Access Point, meaning I can connect to 3G through my phone. I'm sus... Read more

A:Uninstalled/Reinstalled Wireless Network Adapter - Can't connect to Wireless Router

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site.

Delete all wireless profiles. Then try again to connect.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I have a new Sony Vaio Pentium 4 processor with Windows XP, Norton Internet Security 2003 was already installed & I then installed Norton AntiVirus 2004. We have had major problems. First, we could receive email but not sent it. That got fixed & then the computer was so slow, all webpages would time out. That got fixed & now I can not acess any secure sites. This is what I get:

The page cannot be displayed
The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.


Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

To check your connection settings, click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Connections tab, click Settings. The settings should match those provided by your local area network (LAN) administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).
If your Network Administrator has enabled it, Microsoft Windows can examine your network and automatically discover network connection settings.
If you would like Windows to try and discover them,
click Detect Network Settings
Some sites require 128-bit connection security. Click the Help menu and then click About Internet Explorer to determine what strength security you have installed.
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A:Can't connect to SSL secured web sited

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I am using pre-installed Windows 7 on Toshiba L510-432 notebook and I have problem in connecting to wifi network. There is intermittent connection should I on unsecured wifi network but worse is when connecting to secured wifi network where normally the message is 'mismatched key'. Upon trying many times, it gets connected but to 'Limited Access - No Network Access'. This happens every time connecting to secured wifi connection.

Using Realtek RTL8187B adapter. I have updated Windows 7 and have also updated Realtek driver.

How to solve this problem?

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Hi everyone: Iím having an extremely frustrating problem connecting to my Netgear DG384G v3 wireless router in my flat.

In short:

Ever since I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP Pro, internet browsers do not detect a connection to the internet despite a wireless connection being detected in the network connections (and the icon in the system tray) when my wireless adapter is plugged into my PC. Connection problems only occurred after the reformat, another PC in my flat connects wirelessly to our router with no problems (before, during & after the time I reformatted; Iím posting this using his PC) and the router config settings have definitely not been changed in any way so its not a router problem. It appears that the wireless adapter is able to detect a signal from the router but the router is not sending information to the adapter (I canít even connect to the router setup IP address

More detailed:

1) I wiped the PCís harddrive then reinstalled Windows XP Pro Ė I thought the recovery disk would have drivers with it (like others Iíd used) but it didnít so I had to manually find nVidia chipset & 3com Ethernet controller drivers and SP1 (for USB 2.0 functionality), download them on another PC and transfer and install them on mine. I got SP2, this didnít change anything, I changed back to SP1, still no change to connectivity.

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A:Can't connect to net despite wireless adapter connecting to router's wireless network

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Hi everyone.

This past weekend I went out of town and took my Windows 7 laptop with me -- since I returned home, it has been unable to connect to my wireless network. Other devices in my home connect to the network just fine, and the problem laptop has always been fine until now. My network card is an Atheros AR9285, and I'm attempting to connect to a Medialink router with WPA password protection and AES encryption.

My wireless network icon in the task bar has a yellow sign with an exclamation point in it. It says "No Internet access."

I have tried:

-rebooting the computer
-unplugging and restarting the modem and router
-going to the command prompt and renewing my IP address with the command IPCONFIG/RENEW

None of this works.

Like I said, all other devices in my house connect to the wireless network with no problem. It's just this one laptop. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Windows 7 laptop with Atheros AR9285 network card can't connect to wireless network

Three things to try ...

If you have McAfee please see the sticky thread at the top of this (Networking) forum.

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. If successful you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.

Revert to a System Restore Point before the weekend.

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I I have recently upgraded to Windows 7 and since then I have had a problem connecting to the internet with IE8. connection to internet via the wireless router is ok as virus etc is updating, but every tim I try and open IE I get the message Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage, then the option for Diagnose problems is offered, I have clicked this and still no joy. I have also reset IE.

Sparodically it will connect and this is what is confusing me

Any help will be appreciated


A:Wireless Network Detected, but Internet Explorer Wont Connect to network in Win 7

Have you tried any other browsers? SeaMonkey is a good one to try if you don't have another. You can still keep IE as default and have SeaMonkey for backup for web pages that may not display correctly in IE or when you have access problems like you are having now. Being Mozilla-based, it uses a different rendering engine. For those web sites that support pipelining, you may also find that it is considerably faster.

Check your connection settings under Internet Options. In the LAN section, try toggling the "Automatically Detect Settings" option.

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Hi, Have a problem there, Just reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows XP and WAS having problems having my Linksys 802B wireless card but now it finally detected.. just reinstalled the driver. Now another problem is.. when I double clciked INternet Exploroer, webpages dont load up. A box pops up tp ask if I want to workoffline or Connect. I click on COnnect, and the box then said " No connection to the internet is currently avaiable." The thing is that my wireless adapter is already connected to the DSL in perfect signal connections.

I then went to to Network COnnections folder, There are 3 icons, one says Incomming, the other 2 in the LAN or HighSpeed Internet section says 1394 Connection, and Wireless Network Connection Enabled. On the far left column, i clicked on Create a New Connection. I clicked the option of " Connect to the internet" , then "Setup my Connection Manually.". Then " Connect Using a broadband connection that is always on." .. because I dont need a login name and password. After clicking NEXT and Finished, ..nothing happened.. i clicked on IE again, and same thing pops up. I tried doing the 2nd option to let u enter the ID and password BUT disable the prompt to log in with a username and pw.. still dont work.
What gives? How do i fix this problem? Any help is appreciated. thnx.

A:Wireless Network Detected, but Internet Explorer Wont Connect to network??

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Hi I need a little assistance. I am on a dell laptop running Windows XP Pro SP2. This is my mothers laptop and I have no clue what she did with it. OK, so I have an IP address, connected to Wireless network, can ping DNS Server, DHCP server, and Default Gateway. Tried the Winsock reset and the int ip reset. Also IPconfig release and renew. Haven't gone into the registry yet (Kinda nervous don't wanna mess anything else up. Need specific instructions). Uninstalled and reinstalled drivers (found online). Ran into a whole different set of problems and error messages, but I've gotten all those resolved already. I connected a LAN line with still no luck. I even installed Firefox. With all that done it still won't connect to the internet. I've used up all my tech savvy\expertise and I'm at a lost. Anything else you can think of that I can try? Thanks in advance

A:Can connect to wireless network, but can't connect to internet.

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Up until this afternoon, i had been able to access my wireless network fine. However, I had taken my computer outside, and tried to connect. I was not able to, and had xp try to "repair" the problem. No luck. I brought it back into my room, but it still didn't work. It will say "acquiring network address" on and off, but never connect. Everyone else in the house can connect to it fine, and i can still connect to it through ethernet cable, and to other wireless networks besides this one. I ran a diagnostic, where it said that the network keys did not match up, i checked them, and the diag report gave me this.

Can anyone help?

Last diagnostic run time: 12/21/11 17:02:46 IP Configuration Diagnostic
Invalid IP address

info Zero ( IP address detected
action Automated repair: Renew IP address
action Releasing the current IP address...
error Error releasing the current IP address: The system cannot find the file specified.
info Zero ( IP address detected
action Automated repair: Reset network connection
action Disabling the network adapter
action Enabling the network adapter
info Network adapter successfully enabled
info Zero ( IP address detected
action Manual repair: Reboot modem
info Zero ( IP address detected
action Automated repair: Renew IP address
action Releasing the current IP address...
error Error releasing the current IP address: The system cannot find the file specified.
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A:Solved: Cannot connect to wireless network(can connect to others)

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect that way. If successful you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.

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I am hoping that someone can help me.
We have three computers at home two which are connected to router and working fine and my laptop.
My laptop was connecting to my home wireless network until my daughter used it last. Now it will not connect at all
I used to have to follow the steps below for some reason and then it would connect fine:
Wireless network connections
Change advanced settings
Wireless Networks tab
Then into properties for my wireless network and in association retype my password and then it would connect. (it seemed like to much work every time but it still worked)
There was other networks in the list which i deleted and wireless network connection shows that the network connection strength is excellent but it just seems to get stuck aquiring the network address. I have tried repair etc.

Can someone please help me with this as maybe it's just something simple!!

A:Unable to connect to wireless network acquiring network addressaddress

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Hey there, I need a laptop for my studies - that's why I looked for my HP 650 Laptop I used three years ago. First thing I did was upgrading to Windows 10. I didn't have any problems doing that at home connected to my home wifi. When I'm at school there are two wifi networks: one secured wifi and one unsecured wifi. If you connect to the unsecured one a log in browser window pops up asking for a username and password. When connecting to the secured one the credentials are the exact same ones. BUT: I don't have any problems connecting to the unsecured one. Problems occur when I try to connect to the secured (faster) one. This morning I was able to use the secured one. After 2 or 3 hours I was kicked out and ever since I am not able to reconnect to the secured one. The latest drivers for the network adapter are installed. I also tried adding the network manually. I unchecked "Varify the server's identity by validating the certificate". Now I am asked to put in my username and password in a system window - but it doesn't go through and I am asked over and over again without any established connection. Any ideas what to do?

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Hey Guys,

My WiFi started acting strangely lately, right after a "technician" messed with it and now I can't connect to ANY secured wireless networks (including my own!), however when I try to connect to unsecured wireless networks, they do work. *I AM able to connect to these same networks via ethernet cable.* I have secured networks at home and at work, both of which I know the passwords for, both of which used to work wirelessly everyday and now they do not.

When I try to connect to a secured network I get this error message every time: "Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available networks, and try to connect again." I have tried many times to no avail.

Although I get this error message, I know for a fact that I am definitely within the range of the wireless signal; I used other laptops and smartphones to connect to the networks just to make sure.

Please help if you know what can be causing this, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

A:WiFi Problem Can't connect to secured networks

Does your Wireless adapter use a different utility to monitor wireless networks other then the Windows Utility? There may be another icon in the System Tray in the lower right hand corner that is disabled. Usually right clicking this icon and enabling it should work. Or you may need to find it in the All Programs list to start it. There should be a section where you can edit the saved password for your wireless adapter and once that is removed, you can retype the password for the secured wireless network you are trying to connect to.

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Sorry if this has already been discussed. Couldn't find on a search.

I have a small secured network in my office with a modem/router networking three computers wirelessly. I would like to add another router that would allow clients in the waiting room of my office to have internet access. Could you assist me in a setup or map? I already have a wireless Linksys router available to use as the second router.

Thank You

A:Adding Wifi Network to an Already Secured Network

Are those in the waiting room to be allowed into OR forbidden access to your Lan systems?

You already have

to Isolate the W.R from your lan, connect

Code: (assumed 192.168.1.x or 0.x)
+---new router (new channel+ssid+no encryption)
set LAN addresses and DHCP for 192.168.10.x

add firewall rule to ALL your existing LAN systems to deny src address range= thru 10.255

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I really appreciate anytime that anyone will take to help on this (even tough I might not be perfectly clear!). I'm trying to connect a desktop using windows xp home SP1 with a linksys USB 54G adapter to a linksys wireless-B router. The device specification say that the USB device is capable on connecting to a wireless-B network. I had no problem doing the same thing with a laptop using XP home SP1 and a pcmcia wireless-AG card.

The problem is that when I finish the installation of the USB adapter. My network does get recognize and i get a message from the icon in the tray that says "wireless networks are available". I double-click and see my network showing and I only have to check the option to connect to the network even if it is not secure to have the possibility to hit connect. Which I have done without any success. After I did this, nothing as really change. I still get the message from the tray that "wireless connections are available" like I did before and just wont connect.

I've tried disabling the network card connection in "network connection" and the reinstalled the USB adapter without any success. At that point, if I check in cmd->ipconfig. I get media not connected. Could it be an update? Because the computer has not been connected do the internet since it was shipped a year ago with XP home SP1.

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I have a question regarding my wireless network at home.

I am using the LYNKSYS WRT45G Router. I have my PC hooked to it via the ethernet cable.

I have my XBOX 360 linked to the router via the wireless network adaptor. I have the WPA (I think thats what it was called) encyption set so that no one can steal my signal, and I typed in my pass phrase on my XBOX 360 and all works great.

again - my PC is NOT wireless - Just my XBOX 360.

How can I be sure that no one is using my wireless network and stealing bandwidth?

Is there a visual way to see? if someone is using my wireless network will there be flashing lights on the router?

thanks for any insight you can offer.

A:Secured Wireless Networking

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I've been fighting with getting wireless working properly when I'm at work on vista x64. I'm running an ASUS G50V (best buy edition). I can connect to any standard WEP, WPA network. The problem is we've got wireless setup here with Tunnelled TLS and PAP authentication. Which does not work out of the box in windows. It requires a third party client. I've tried browsing over there and looking/posting/emailing for help and haven't found anything....I'm curious if anybody here has found a way to get PAP authentication working through Tunneled TLS...if so HOW?!

A:Secured Wireless Networks

This sounds like a problem for your Companies IT department...


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I have a problem with accessing secured wireless network using my laptop. when I try to connect the laptop to the wireless network, the router refuses the credential even if it's correct. I think that this is a something related to the encryption method but I don't know how to change it because the network is not exist in the "Manage wireless network" screen, so would you please help me

thank you

A:Can't access secured wireless

Find a way to get into your router (Ethernet cable?). You're probably right, sounds like an encryption setting, maybe a mac address filter?

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I'm trying to connect to a wireless network with a laptop. It required a network key, so I went on the one laptop used regularly in the place and used to configure it and turned off the encryption. I am now posting this from the desktop which is still connected. My laptop indicates it's connected but won't receive any data. Ping shows "destination host unreachable" and 100% loss.

A:Solved: wireless network - can't connect - network key?

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i can't connect to wifi bcz its showing internet secqured nd no internet...

A:why i can't connect to a wifi in windows 1o laptop?its showing no internet ,secured

Hi Welcome to Windows Central! Here are some things to try! If you need more help, please join the forum! Join the Windows Central Community!

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I just installed windows 7 on my home built system.

I have the WMP600N (linksys) card, and with any type of security set on my Cisco wireless router I get this: "The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network"

Now if I remove all security settings then the dang thing works liek a champ.

Who needs security on their wireless network ...?

SO, I am certain that there are many of you who have run into this very error, what was your final outcome? Fixed? or just running without any security what so ever?


A:Wireless connection to un-secured router only

Nevermind I fixed it.

Thanks for all the replies

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Please can someone help me. for some strange reasons secured wireless routers will not work with my laptop. Let me explain: at work the secured system works great wirelessly, as well as at my brother's, aunt's and one of my friends house outside of that it will not work. I read a previous posting with a similar problem & I'm sure some tech person has tried all of them they don't work. I connect ok to the LAN and my computer says there is an internet connection with great signal but will not allow be to browse. I've gone through at least 6 different brand new routers and 3 different brands. Also when the wireless network is unsecure i connect with no problem

A:secured wireless router not responding

Also when the wireless network is unsecure i connect with no problemClick to expand...

what type of security are you adding ?

delete all your wireless profiles - you will then need to re-enter any wireless passcode - so make sure you know them all

How to remove Wireless Profiles - for XP
- XP
- delete the preferred networks
start> control panel> network connections> right click on the wireless connection> listed wireless networks tab in the preferred network list click on each one and - remove button

you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to - so make sure you know the correct password , and not using an incorrect password at all


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I have recently bought a toshiba satellite laptop with vista 64 home premium installed on it. The problem is that I cant connect to WPA-encrypted secured wireless connection @ home although it works just fine with unsecured or WEP-encrypted connections . I am sure all settings are all right on both of the laptop and the router.I think it is a common problem that microsoft has to fix it. FYI , I have linux installed beside vista and it has no problem at all with WPA-encrypted wireless connections .

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Could anyone tell me how to get my wireless network connection to be picked as security enabled network instead of unsecured network? Thanks

A:How can you get your wireless signal to be secured instead of unsecured

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hi all
i have a laptop and i don't have an internet in it
so here are some wirelesses connections but all of them are sercured
it asks me to enter the security key to access to the point
so is there anyway to open it like to hack it without having to know the Password key ?
sorry if that question against the law of the forum so u can close it

thank you all

A:how can i open a secured wireless connection ?

Not to worry. It'll be closed right quick.

The security, like locks on a door, are to keep crooks out.

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One of my laptop is not able to connect to my home wireless network. I am trying to connect to my wireless router (Netgear rangemax 150) frm my laptop runnin vista SP2. I have 2 other laptops connected to the same network and they run Vista SP2 too and they run fine. My problem is the moment I remove security from my router, I am able to connect through this laptopt too but as soon as I apply security this Laptop says Access :Local only.

I think the problem is smehting with DNS as when i try to check ipconfig from my other laptops the connection-specific DNS suffix is blank but for this laptop the connection-specific dns suffix is

When i remove security it also is able to connect and shows the connection-specific DNS suffix as blank.
Please help as I have tried everything.

Ya 1 more thing, I too this laptop to my office wireles with security and there it was able to connect.. what could be the problem???

please respond...

A:wireless connectivity (secured) not working.

Guys please let me know if any other details are required or pls guide me to some posting which will resolve this issue...

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I have a Dell XPS 210, Since I got it, it's been working on my home network just fine, I was using a Netgear Rangemax Router and a Netgear WPN111 USB adapter on the said computer. First problem started with the computer randomly just bei9ng found offline, which was always fixed by a reboot or unplugging and replugging the USB adapter. Then one day it just quit and neither of the things got it back. So I purchased a Belkin USB adapter and installed it and it worked fine for the next six months or so, then it started doing the same thing in the same pattern. My network at the time was secured with a passkey and when trying to reconnect it would not log on after typing in the passkey, which by the way worked fine on the other computers in the house on the network. Then I purchased a D-Link PCI card for this computer from Dell. After installing it, I still had the same problem, it would not accept a passkey for logging on. I spent hours on the phone being bounced around like a ping pong ball by Dell and got nowhere. I called my internet provider, Comcast, and their Tech suggested to see what happens when the secuirty is removed. I re-configured the router removing the security making it an unsecured network and instantly my computer in question logged into my network. The only thing is that I cannot make my network secure anymore if I want to include this computer. Another problem that has also come up is that loading streams or an online game, etc. has become very slow and ... Read more

A:One computer won't go on secured network.

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I've got an existing wirless network at home with a Netgear wireless router.
I set it up to require a passphrase with WEP encryption.

I just bought a laptop with a built-in wirless card. It sees the access point but I can't sign on in the network, because it wants a key. I only know the passphrase, that automatically generates the WEP keys. It is not possible to enter them manually as they show up as asterisks.Can I get around this without un-securing and re-setting the whole network and re-configuring it again with the new user? I can PING for IP addresses and MAC ,but the WEP issue still remains. Any suggestions?

A:Adding new PC to WEP secured network

When you first enter the passphrase, the actual key digits are displayed. You may have to re-enter the passphrase and apply it to see the digits.

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Recently I've been having abyssmal internet speeds (like .1mb/s down when I am used to haven't at least 3-4 mb/s down). This is when I noticed that a homegroup was created on my network by a PC that is not associated with anything in my household. My wireless has always been secured with WPA-TKIP, but I guess someone has been able to get into my network and create a homegroup on it. So I obviously can't remove the homegroup since I don't have the homegroup password or access to the PC that created it (since it's kind of obvious some one has started stealing bandwidth recently).

I went ahead and changed all of my router wireless security settings, but my concern is that my network can still be accessed through the homegroup that the intruder created even without the new keys. This PC is not showing on my network, however it isn't all that difficult to hide yourself. I would also like to know if there's any way for me to get this homegroup off my network completely since I may want to use the homegroup functionality at some point down the line.

I have a linksys WRT54G router with up to date firmware currently and I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on this machine (but I also have multiple other computers running both windows 7 and vista on this network). Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Homegroup Created Outside Household on Secured Wireless

You can delete the network via the "network and sharing centre" on all pc's (in control panel) (vista similar) you can also enable passwords protect in advanced settings - on the top left side - click change advanced sharing settings - click connect or disconnect and then create new homegroup with password protect.
Probably the best group of settings can be found on the network and sharing page on the bottom left side - click homegroup and most settings you need will appear including the advanced settings.

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To Whomever Tech Geniuses That Have a Few Moments:

I'm trying to set up my Belkin G Wireless Router* (Model:F5D7234-4 v3)* as a secure wireless home network. I have it plugged into my Touchstone Telephony Cabel Modem (Model: TM502G/CT). It is emitting a wireless signal which I can connect to, but, ONLY as an unsecured network. Once I connect to the network, it asks: "Type the PIN from the Router* to configure it. I have located the PIN entered it only to have it say that it "Could not configure the Router.*"

I've verified the device PIN. I've rebooted the device and the cable modem. However, it will NOT allow me to configure the device so that I can secure the network.

HELP ME!?!?!?!?!
If someone could PLEASE help me get a secure network established I'd really appreciate not having Google doing any drive by peeks into my internet activity with their Google Earth vehicles.


Have a great day!!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoftģ Windows Vistaô Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 595078 MB, Free - 443392 MB; D: Total - 15359 MB, Free - 14252 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K837J
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

A:Belkin Secured Wireless Connection Setup

I don't see the point to that "pin" stuff, so I just disable anything in the router having to do with that. Then in the router's wireless section set the Encryption (or Security) Mode to WPA(2)-PSK and assign a strong passphrase (which mainly means don't use a dictionary word). Then when you try to connect a computer just enter the same passphrase.

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I have just purchased an used Dell Latitude C600, with Windows XP Professional. I wanted to go online using the wireless PC Card that came with the laptop (Speedtouch) but have not been able to. I can connect using the blue cable to my wireless router, but not wirelessly. I can connect wireless to an unsecured network such as at a WiFi hotspot, but not my secure home network. I also tried at the homes of two friends with secure networks and no luck there either. When I check the available networks, my network shows up as a secure network, I click it, enter the WEP key and hit enter...then I wait and wait...until I am staring back at my available network. I searched your tech site for an answer to this mystery, and have installed the sp2 for Windows XP. I've checked my router settings from my desktop computer and all seems well there. I also recently added my daughters notebook to the network without a glitch. Here is my ipconfig as it stands now:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\dell>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : AD
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 10/100 M... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot connecct to a secured network that I have a key to

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I have a great secured wireless connection that works with all of computers in the house except my laptop it says "connected" but there is no internet connection the two computers light up but it doesn't have the blue ball in the middle..what is the problem please help.

A:Connected to secured network but not the internet

Originally Posted by monmil

I have a great secured wireless connection that works with all of computers in the house except my laptop it says "connected" but there is no internet connection the two computers light up but it doesn't have the blue ball in the middle..what is the problem please help.

Hello monmill. A most frequent cause of blocking Internet access is Anti-Virus / Firewall / Spam Blocking software that has blocked Internet access for security reasons. One way to test this idea is to turn it all off temporarily to see if access is restored. Then configure the security software to allow access to the Internet.


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Anyone have trouble connecting to a secured network? I setup WPA security on my network and can't connect even with the key entered. At the moment I can only connect via unsecured, cause I haven't figured how to manually change security type as in Vista. I'm using build 7068 x86.

A:Trouble connecting to secured network?

It should sense the security type being used and ask you for the appropriate type key.

I have a Wireless N router and no matter what I changed the security type to Win7 just asked for the key and off it went....

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Hello, i have just recently set up a network that has wirless campabilities. I am using a Netgear MR814v2 Router. I an connect my desktop and laptop wired to the router and use the internet and have them talk to each other and everything that a network can do. When i try to use my wireless on my laptop it tells me there are one or more wireless networks to connect to. When i tell it to connect to it it closes the window and the message pops up at the bottom of the screen to the right telling me there are one or more wireless networks to connect to. Any ideas on how i can get my laptop to connect wirelessly to the network? Thanks a bunch.

A:WOn't let me connect to my wireless network

Can no one help me on this? I really need to get this fixed. Please help!!!

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Can anyone please help.

I have 3 computers all running 64bit Windows Home premium all have 802.11n cards. 2 have no problem connecting to the wireless network the 3rd can see the network but won't connect or has the dreaded yellow exclamation mark with limited connectivity.

This seems to be a windows issue but not sure. When I look at the wireless profile in windows it says the security is WEP but the router is set up as WPA-2. I have tried changing the setting in Windows to WPA-2 but that then generates another error in the network discovery window saying the settings are not correct or something to that effect.

1) I have reinstalled the driver didn't work.
2) I have removed the security altogether didn't work.
3) reset the router didn't work (Although as stated earlier the other 2 computers connect with no problems)
4) Deleted wireless profile and started again didn't work.

The following worked untill I restarted the computer but would not after that even if I applied the same steps.

1) Assigned a static IP - This worked but once I restarted the computer it would no longer connect. Tired different IP address from 192.168.1-149. No joy
2)Copied the network profile from both the other machines same result as #1.

A:Can see wireless network but won't connect

Has the system ever connected to the network at anytime? WPA-2 would be the correct setting if you could change it to that and not get the error everything would clear right up. What is the exact error? Have you tried using WEP on the router and connecting the 3rd computer to see if it will connect just to check to see if the adapter is good? I know I'm asking a few questions just trying to see where were at.

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Today I turned on my laptop and it booted all the way into Windows and then for no reason, completely powered off. I powered it back on and it started to do a memory check. After that, it booted to Windows but my wireless connection is X-ed out and the time is wrong on the PC.

I know the Internet is working. 2 other PCs in my house are on it (what I am using now). When I try to refresh networks it does not detect anything. I reinstalled the wireless driver-no luck. I turned the firewall off-still no luck. In my device manager, the network drivers appear to be ok, although there is question marks under "Other Devices". I checked the BIOS and wireless is enabled. I also tried to do a system restore from a week ago and it was sucessful, but I still have no Internet and the time is still wrong on the system clock. Any ideas?

I have an old HP (Compaq) NC6000

A:Cannot connect to wireless network

OMG! I hit the Wireless button on the keyboard and it came on and connected. I have no idea why I didn't think of that first-oh well-live and learn!

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My computer was working and all of a sudden I can no longer connect to other unsecured network available around..but i can connect to my wireless on all available networks except mine says "The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network" How can I change the settings on the computer so that they match the requirements of the network? and has X SIGN...I can access mine network when i am at home and get online like that, but other networks are busted. Please help!​

A:Cannot Connect to Wireless Network

all of a sudden I can no longer connect to other unsecured network available aroundClick to expand...

whose networks are these?

so on all available networks except mine says "The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network"Click to expand...

maybe they found out and encryted them?

I can access mine network when i am at home and get online like that,Click to expand...

you should be able to access your OWN network

How can I change the settings on the computer so that they match the requirements of the network?Click to expand...

on this forum,
it is NOT permissable for a member to help with requests, such as your request would fall under as you're asking it,
hacks - cracks - passwords
try HERE:
[just my opinion, a moderator may see it differently],

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I'm the IT person of an office. One of the people I work with just bought this new laptop but is unable to connect to the wireless system in our office. I am at loss over what to do. The laptop sees the network and when I try connecting to it, it connects me, but once I try using the internet I get disconnected immediately. If I connect but don't use the internet it will keep me on for only a few minutes, if not seconds. Also, when I am connected I try ping-ing the gateway but I get 100% loss with a request timed out. The signal is strong so that can't be the problem, also other laptops are able to connect to the network so I know that's not the problem. I don't know what's going on it's like this laptop is refusing to connect to the network. The network is not secured, if that could have anything to do with it - I checked the firewall and it's disabled so that's not the problem either.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Can't connect to wireless network

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My laptop will not connect to my network.

Have cable internet with Linksys router

Wired computer works though

The laptop at one point said it was connected but now it is still trying to aquire address.

I have WPA encryption. I checked the passkey on the laptop and I think it got changed somehow. As it does not have near as many characters in it as my passkey. I retyped the passkey and it would revert to the one with less characters.

I was going to reset the router to default but I can not get into it using
It is like the password to it was changed.

Is there a way to unplug and make everything go to default to start over?

I am at a loss what to do and wonder if somebody hacked into my network?

any help would be appreciated.

I think I got sabatoged by somebody in CD here. Just kidding.

A:EEK !! Can not connect wireless to network

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Like others who have recently posted here, I am also new to these forums. And I am not at all computer savvy, so I will try to explain my problem and provide the necessary details.

My laptop has had recent trouble connecting to the wireless network that I share with my neighbor. It has worked regularly until two days ago, when it began stalling on the "Acquiring Network Address" stage endlessly until I cancel the request. As a test, I've tried connecting to other unsecured sites in the area to see if it's possible to connect to these, but the result is the same. My roommate also shares this connection, and has had no trouble. Thus, I figure it's something with my computer.

Here are my details:

Model: Dell Inspiron B130
Operating System: Windows XP
Network Adapter: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG

To answer a few questions ahead of time, I can not plug my laptop into a modem, because the modem is inaccessible. Also, I have already attempted to disable the router several times.

What can I do from this point? Thank you.


A:Can't connect to wireless network

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This is a random issue, sometimes I can connect just fine, and usually a restart of my laptop lets me connect.

However sometimes when I try to enter the password it does not work. I get the error message 'the network security key is not correct. Please try again.'

I know for a fact that my password is correct, and sometimes it works, allowing me to choose whether I want to 'find PC's, devices and content on this network' etc.

Regardless of whether I click yes or no at this point I don't connect. And instead I am getting to this screen below. I have no idea what to enter as my username and password. As nothing to do with my wireless network has this requirement.

A:Cannot Connect to Wireless Network

I have a similar problem with the new Dell Venue Pro. It is the only PC on my home network that doesn't connect to the home wifi but does connect to every other network.

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i just bought a new laptop today and am trying to connect it to my wireless network.

it registers that the network is there but says "Acquiring Network Address" and i have no actual access. also under the support tab in the connection properties it says this

Address type: Invalid IP
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default gateway:

this is what i get when the TCP/IP is set to get the IP/Subnet/Default gateway automatically from my router.

if i fill in the TCP/IP fields manually i get an actually connection but i have like 0 activity and still cant acess the web.

if anyone has any suggestions or solutions i would gretly appreciate them

A:cant connect to my wireless network

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I have a month old dell desktop. It connected immediately when I booted it up. however yesterday I had really bad connectivity (it kept going down) so I looked at the back of my machine at the place where the antennas screw in to see if the lights were lit. I noticed that one of the screws was very loose so I turned the nut until it got tighter. Well ever since then I can no longer connect. I can see my wireless network although it continues to go up and down. But when I try to connect it says that it can't.

I ran the diagnostic and it says it is fixing the problem by resetting my network adapter and then verifying that it is working but it doesnt work and eventually errors out. I have also gotten an investigate router or access point msg. The router is working just fine. I am accessing my wireless network on 2 other computers. HELP! I have tried to reset the adapter... to delete and create a new wireless network and have completely reset the router. I still cannot connect!

Thanks for your help!
Configuration: Windows 7 Internet Explorer 8.0

A:Can't connect to wireless network

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I am having problems with the wireless adapter provided with my PC. It can see my wireless router (a Netgear DG824M) and the signal strength is excellent, but it is unable to connect. I either get Limited connection or no connection at all. (It shows "Identifying..." in the Network map.)

From the manual, the wireless adapter is a Asus WL-138GE or WL-138G V2. Windows recognised it as a Broadcom adapter, so I downloaded a Vista 64 bit driver from Asus and installed that. The adapter is now recognised as a Asus 802.11 adapter, but this has not made any difference to being able to connect. The driver provided by Asus does seem to be quite old (2006 I think), and still references Broadcom. There is an Asus utility CD provided by the PC, but this doesn't seem to run on Vista 64.
I have had the connection work pefectly 3 times, but then, the next time I reboot, without changing anything, it stops working. For example, yesterday I turned off Windows Firewall, rebooted, and it worked. The next I booted, still with the firewall disabled, it didn't work.

It seems that the wireless card is unable to get an IP address from the router, as its address is often rubbish, instead of something in the range that I am expecting. I have a laptop, running the equivalent 32 bit version of Vista, and this has no problems connecting. As far as I can tell (I'm not a networking expert), there are no differences between the network set up on the 2 computers. What I'm trying to... Read more

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I'm thinking of buying a NAS and putting it up in the loft, I have a wireless router in the living room downstairs and want to connect the NAS to my wireless network. My question is, how can I connect the NAS (loft) to the wireless network (router downstairs), can I connect the NAS to a wireless access point?

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I'm currently having issues connecting to my home's wireless network. All devices besides my laptop are connecting to it just fine though. The problem only started this morning, and I've already reset my wireless adapter, computer, and router a couple times. This has happened once before, and I just wiped my PC because I couldn't find a solution. I'd prefer to not do that again.

It's an Acer Aspire v5-571. Thanks in advance

EDIT: I just did a system restore and everything works fine now. This can be closed

A:Can't connect to wireless network

Look through any recent windows updates to see if around the same time an update was installed, this problem occurred: Windows Update - View Update History Details

Did anything get installed or an application update recently? Don't forget to check your antivirus for recent updates. Some 3rd party antivirus softwares can at times conflict with windows due to a faulty update, etc. Please let me know which AV you are using.

Follow this tutorial to see if it helps you in any way: Internet Troubleshooting Guide

DO make sure every driver is updated (using another computer and a USB drive, for example). If every driver is updated and you still experience problems, try installing a previous version of the wireless LAN driver.

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my desktop is running Vista Home Premium and is connected to a Linksys WRT54GS router. My other vista home premium laptop can connect to my network no problem and very quickly, as it has a built in wireless card. But my old XP SP2 desktop cannot connect to my wireless network. It gets stuck at the "Acquiring Network Address" step and won't pass it. I have a Dynex™ 802.11g Enhanced-G Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter. I have disabled the windows firewall and it still won't connect. I also tried connecting to my neighbors network which is unsecured with no password (just to test if it was my adapter) and it worked flawlessly. So what is wrong with my router that won't let my XP SP2 machine connect? Thanks for any help in advance

A:XP can't connect to wireless network

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Just bought a new Acer Aspire Laptop today with Windows 7 Home. Out of the box and ready to go. I can see my wireless network in my network connections. I have tried to connect to it but it says its unable to connect. All my other computers in the house are able to connect wirlessly right now. I have reset the router but no help. I think I am missing soemthing fairly simple here whereas I can see my wireless networks and everyone elses in the neighborhood near me (all encrypted so I can't try thiers).

What am I missing?

A:See Wireless Network But Can't Connect to It

Quote: Originally Posted by Katahdin

Just bought a new Acer Aspire Laptop today with Windows 7 Home. Out of the box and ready to go. I can see my wireless network in my network connections. I have tried to connect to it but it says its unable to connect. All my other computers in the house are able to connect wirlessly right now. I have reset the router but no help. I think I am missing soemthing fairly simple here whereas I can see my wireless networks and everyone elses in the neighborhood near me (all encrypted so I can't try thiers).

What am I missing?

Are you using homegroup for networking? are there any non win 7 computers on the network?

can you type cmd in search>ipconfig /all. take a screen shot and upload it to us


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Ive never had this problem before and my laptop is only 1 year old. Just a few days ago I switched it on, tried to connect to available wireless networks with good signal strength and got the message 'Windows cannot connect to (network name)'. After diagnosing the problem I recieved the message 'Windows is not set to automatically connect to (network name). I tried again and got another message saying 'Windows cannot find any wireless networks in range of this computer'. I tried again and again and kept getting those two messages. I restarted my laptop a couple of times but still got the same messages. I then tried to restore to a couple of days earlier and got another message 'System restore did not complete successfully. Your computers system files and settings were not changed. Details: An unspecified error occured during system restore'. I tried this many times with different restore points but still got the same message. Ive scanned for viruses and it appears all clean. If anyone could provide me with any help I would greatly appreciate it. My laptop is an LG P300 and im running windows vista business service pack 2 .

A:Cannot connect to wireless network

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Hi guys,

I have a problem with my wireless network connection whenever I go to "Connect to a network" and click on a wireless network nothing happens (After i double click on any wireless network, the "Connect to a network" window closes). I get no error message, no prompts for Key nothing .. . I tried to connect to my Home Router as well as Public Hot spots (Both in Secured (WEP) and Unsecured mode (open) ).

My Specs are as follows:

1) Operating System: Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 2)
2) System Type: 32 bit Operating system
3) In-built Wireless Network Adapter: Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g WLAN (Device ID: BCM4312)
4) Broadcom Driver Version:
5) Laptop: HP Pavillion DV6000

I tried uninstalling the network adapter and reinstalling it, driver roll back to a previous version and then updating it back to the latest version, upgrading Vista from Service pack 1 to Service pack 2 but still the same problem

Any help or suggestion is appreciated.

Thanks in Advance.

A:Cannot Connect to any Wireless Network

Have you tried logging into your modem settings and checking things there.

You don;t mention what type of modem you have. If you have a modem/Router do you have access to internet if you connect via cable?

In control Panel/Device drivers does your wireless adaptor show with any error messages?

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I have a HP Pavilion dv9930us laptop. I recently upgraded to Win 7 Ultimate from Visata Home Premium 64-bit. Everything worked fine until I decided that I didn't want WinAmp that I previously installed. I uninstalled WinAmp. However, when I rebooted the latop, it went into an infinte loop after startup (that is, it would load all the applicatons, but whenever it connected to the internet, it would go into an infinite loop). I also uninstalled HP Quick Launch Buttons. I thought the laptop was going into an infinite loop because it was looking for these programs since they may not have been properly uninstalled. I went ahead an reinstalled these programs but after 30 seconds after startup, when trying to connect to the wirless network, it would freeze (that is only the mouse would work but everything else on the desktop was unresponsive). I edited msconfig several times, at one point, went through each program to see which ones were responsible for the laptop freeze. I found two programs, the SSDP Discovery and the CNG Isolation Key that were causing the laptop to freeze up after startup. I later found out that these two programs, especially the CNG Isolation Key were important to connect wirelessly. The virus program I have is Kaspersky and I already ran a malwarebytes scan through safe mode. At this point, all applications work fine except that I cannot connect to the wireless network. I ran the troubleshoot for the wirless network and reinstalled the drivers but... Read more

A:Can't connect to Wireless Network

and welcome to the Forum

I moved your thread to the Networking Forum.


Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.


Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again.

How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found here's how.


with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type type the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter. Come back here and Paste the results in a message.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

then please Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

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I'm having a problem connecting to my work network.

My office currently runs and unsecured, unencrypted wireless network (I know, I know, I'm not in charge.) I sometimes use my personal laptop (XP/sp2) but can't connect to this network. The wireless card can see the network and the signal is excellent, but when I click on 'connect' it attempts for a while, hangs, and then returns to the 'available network' list (no errors or pop-ups, it just stops looking) and shows the network as 'available' and 'unsecured.'

Two days ago I installed a new hard-drive in my boss' Dell laptop, installed XP, and as soon as it booted it found the network and connected fine (no changing of settings at all.)

So I'm confused - I have two laptops sitting 3 feet from each other, running the same OS's, and an unsecure, unencrypted network, and only one connect.

Any ideas?

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I have an Acer Aspire v5-571 running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, and I've been running into trouble connecting to my home's wireless network for the past couple days. It just says that my laptop is unable to connect. I've tried everything I can think of; I've reinstalled and updated all drivers from the Acer website, done system restores from weeks ago, installed all Windows updates, and I've even wiped my PC and reinstalled windows. Nothing has worked. I'd really appreciate some help on this ASAP.

A:Can't connect to wireless network

Have you tried resetting your modem and or router?

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