Messed up security on wireless network.

  Doire_Bhoy 08:30 05 Dec 2005

I installed a router downstairs and attached a wirelss adapter to my pc upstairs a few weeks ago. Everything was working fine as i had no problems getting the internet.

However after reading an article on securing a wireless network i decided i should secure mine.

I set the SSID so that its not broadcast to anyone outside.

I am also using WPA-PSK and have set a network key (as for WPA you need to do this)

However since doing this i can only get the internet for a few seconds then it cuts off.

The only way i can get the internet is to delete the wireless network throught the wireless adapter software and reinstall the security aspect of it and only then the internet lasts for a few seconds.

I think i may have messed up when securing the wireless network.

Im using a Belkin router and Belkin wireless adpater. And Win XP Home SP2.

Can anyone help me?


  PaulB2005 08:54 05 Dec 2005

Connect the PC to the router via a patch CAT 5 LAN cable.

Check the settings and double check you have the correct key.

Try resetting the router (see the manual) and try again.

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