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Laptop will not connect

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#1
Hi, I have just bought a second hand laptop.
Problem is when I try to connect it to my home network via the on board wifi it keeps on saying that the security key does not match the security key for this network. After I don't know how many attempts at re-entering the key it will connect.
But when I turn the laptop of and start it up again it tells me that the key does not match again.
I have set it to save the config, but it either doesn't or there is something else wrong.
The laptop is an Acer 5050
Windows Vista home Premium.

Could it be a driver problem ?

My other laptop connects first time everytime.

Thanks for any help.
Brian.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ME
    CPU
    AMD 64 X2 5200+
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N-E SLI
    Memory
    4 GB CORSAIR CM2X 6400 C5 800MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Geforce 980GTX+ 512MB DDR3
    Sound Card
    AUDIGY 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA2216w 22" wide screen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    2 X SAMSUNG SATA 500GB
    1 external usb 500GB
    PSU
    650 WATT
    Mouse
    IntellieMouse Optical
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    2mb
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#2
Hi, I have just bought a second hand laptop.
Problem is when I try to connect it to my home network via the on board wifi it keeps on saying that the security key does not match the security key for this network. After I don't know how many attempts at re-entering the key it will connect.
But when I turn the laptop of and start it up again it tells me that the key does not match again.
I have set it to save the config, but it either doesn't or there is something else wrong.
The laptop is an Acer 5050
Windows Vista home Premium.

Could it be a driver problem ?

My other laptop connects first time everytime.

Thanks for any help.
Brian.
Nope not a driver, can you try connecting with the encryption turned off so that you dont need to know the username and pword?

Could you also give us some info about your network setup?

Ken
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron E 1405
    CPU
    2@2.0
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    integrated intel 945
    Sound Card
    integrated
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    300 gig internal
    Internet Speed
    10 down 1.5 up
Messages
60
#3
The network is a Netgear DG834 v4 and a Netgear WG602 v2.
3 desktops connect via cable.
IBM laptop is wi-fi

Ha, the Acer has just connected. Will disconnect and see what happens.
Connected up staight away.
But if I turn the laptop off and restart it wont.
Brian.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ME
    CPU
    AMD 64 X2 5200+
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N-E SLI
    Memory
    4 GB CORSAIR CM2X 6400 C5 800MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Geforce 980GTX+ 512MB DDR3
    Sound Card
    AUDIGY 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA2216w 22" wide screen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    2 X SAMSUNG SATA 500GB
    1 external usb 500GB
    PSU
    650 WATT
    Mouse
    IntellieMouse Optical
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    2mb
Messages
60
#4
OK after putting ticks in all sorts of boxes one at a time and tacking them out again I have sorted it.
The Netgear access point is set not to transmit ssid.
On the Acer laptop I found a box that says "Connect even if ssid is not transmitted"
so put a tick in it.
Shut down laptop restart and it connects everytime.

Thank you this is now solved.
Brian.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ME
    CPU
    AMD 64 X2 5200+
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N-E SLI
    Memory
    4 GB CORSAIR CM2X 6400 C5 800MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Geforce 980GTX+ 512MB DDR3
    Sound Card
    AUDIGY 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA2216w 22" wide screen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    2 X SAMSUNG SATA 500GB
    1 external usb 500GB
    PSU
    650 WATT
    Mouse
    IntellieMouse Optical
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    2mb

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