security key for laptop

  kimosabi 19:43 20 Jan 2010

Hi Guys
I Have a Belkin54g modem fsd7230-4
I have been trying for weeks off and on to setup a security key but have failed miserably.
I have tried all the different keys and inserted passwords but my laptop still won't connect to the net red cross on the wireless icon viewed all networks but nothing there.I then set it back to disabled and I am back on the net I hope I am explaining myself ? What am I doing wrong because it seems an easy thing to do.So please can anyone take me through this step by step I would appreciate any help

  mgmcc 19:49 20 Jan 2010

You don't say what type of encryption you're using in the Router - WEP, WPA, WPA2 etc - or which operating system you're using. It may be that the Wireless Network Adapter you're trying to connect with doesn't support the encryption used.

  kimosabi 20:12 20 Jan 2010

Hi mgmcc
I am not using any encryption thats what I am tring to do I am on winxp the wireless adapter is a
intel(r)pro/wireless 3945ab if thats what you mean

  kimosabi 20:31 20 Jan 2010

Its a belkin 54g wireless router not a modem
my mistake

  mgmcc 23:07 20 Jan 2010

When you connect to a wireless network for the first time a "profile" is saved so that, in future, the wireless adapter will connect automatically whenever the network is available.

If you then enable encryption in the router, the "profile" becomes invalid. You need to delete the existing profile and then go through the procedure to "Connect" again. You will be prompted to enter the encryption key and, once connected, a new profile will be saved. Have you done this?

These instructions relating to the removal of wireless profiles might help click here

  Graham. 23:34 20 Jan 2010

You may have to connect by cable to change this.

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