Network problem with Vista laptop & XP desktop

By Trish44 ·
I recently added my son's computer to our network via a wireless network card. We have a Netgear WPN824 Rangemax router, now with 2 wired computers & 1 wireless. Previous to this we had 2 wired & our Vista laptop on the network via it's wireless built-in & had no problem getting online on the laptop. When I added my son's desktop computer to the mix I had to leave the network unsecured or I couldn't connect. All 3 computers now have access to the internet & can be seen on the network, but now I can't get the laptop online. It sees the network, but never can connect. What do I need to do to get this fixed so we can get online with the laptop again? All the workgroup names are the same, I checked that. What else do I need to check? I'm lost with this one since Vista is different than XP with networking.

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Encryption could be your issue

by Nimmo In reply to Network problem with Vist ...

One problem could be that the computer's wireless card doesn't support the encryption you are using, you didn't say what encryption but you will find that older computers/wireless devices don't support newer encryption technologies.

Try setting the access points encryption to WEP and try and connect, if it does then that's your issue.

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