wifi connects with wrong WPA key

  iqs 15:38 25 Nov 2010


My friend has a laptop running XP,with an Intel WI-FI card .

The laptop is using XP to control and connect to all wifi connections.No third party software is installed.

In the past the wifi has detected the free wifi connection and connected.

Last week they changed the WPA key,and now when the laptop detects the SSID,and connect is pressed,it fails to connect because it is still using the original key.

The box that should appear asking for the WPA key to be entered twice,does not.
A message appears stating the laptop is too far away etc etc.This is not the case.He is sat by the bar only 5 feet away from the router

I have checked all settings,everything is as it should be.
The laptop connects using the correct procedure to my network and my neighbours.

I have uninstantiated the wifi drivers,removed and refitted the PCI wifi card,everything is working correctly.

No body-else is having problems connecting their mobile devices using the new WPA key,my Iphone detected the new WPA key and requested the new one.

I have checked everything I can,I cant see any problems with the settings/software & hardware.
Like I said it connects to my network and others.

Can you help please???


  T0SH 16:10 25 Nov 2010

There is a setting in the properties of the wireless network card where you can view all the wireless connections that you have recently connected to, in this window you can delete all the stored networks this will clear out any stored encryption keys so on the next connection attempt you should get the prompt to input the new key

Cheers HC

  iqs 16:51 25 Nov 2010


Thanks for the advice.I will go through the settings again,cheers

  iqs 17:56 28 Nov 2010


Finally had a look at the settings.The only option shown was to delete or move up/down the wifi networks.
I deleted all,and tried to connect again.The laptop still connected with the wrong WPA key.
I'm at a loss.


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