Netbook Wireless Connection Problems

  woodchip 20:36 13 Aug 2010

Samsung nc10 running XP home. Getting connection problems. When I Run the troubleshooter it says that Encryption key does not match my Router. But it does and have gone over it several times.

PS I have disabled Wired Ethernet connection, but Enabled or Disabled it make no difference to my Wireless Connection. I have also turned Router and Netbook off several Times

  woodchip 20:43 13 Aug 2010

my Wireless HP Laptop connects without a Problem, as does my Ethernet connected Desktop

  mgmcc 20:43 13 Aug 2010

Try changing the encryption key in the router. Also ensure that you don't have either the "Caps Lock" or "Num Lock" enabled while typing the key into the Netbook.

  woodchip 20:44 13 Aug 2010

I have also downloaded and installed new driver, its a Atheros AR5007EG

  woodchip 20:51 13 Aug 2010

Changed and nothing. Going turn off router again.

  mgmcc 20:57 13 Aug 2010

Has the Netbook ever connected wirelessly? If not, are you trying to connect using, for example, WPA2 which the Netbook's adapter doesn't support?

After another forum member kindly pointed me in the right direction to get drivers for my "Net-top" (not Netbook) WiFi adapter, I've now connected to my Router. Although the adapter is 802.11n, it doesn't support WPA2 so I've had to set the Router to use WPA & WPA2, rather than WPA2 only.

  woodchip 21:01 13 Aug 2010

Yes, I even used it this morning, just to try it. I downloaded About twelve Windows Updates

  woodchip 21:03 13 Aug 2010

I am Using WPA-PSK then TKIP

  woodchip 21:14 13 Aug 2010

No Joy

  woodchip 21:48 13 Aug 2010

At the Moment its connecting okay after more messing. so will see how it goes. will tick box tomorrow if it keeps working

  woodchip 13:39 14 Aug 2010

Well its still working

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