securing a network

By mrocco2 ·
I recently purchased a netgear router and attempted to connect my laptop wirelessly. I had trouble connecting and the only way it works now is if my network is unsecured. Meaning I have no passphrase or anything. The technicians told me there is something on my computer that is not allowing it to connect to a secure network. What settings can I change on my computer so that I can connect to a secure network?

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by oldbaritone In reply to securing a network

Some of the passphrase encoders have minor differences. Try using a hexidecimal code instead of a word or phrase. Type the same code in goth ends and see if that works. I have had problems with passphrases when equipment was from different manufacturers, but I've always been able to get it to work with a Hex key.

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by ---TK--- In reply to securing a network

What OS are you running? Also, what software is in control of the wireless card...?

Sometimes HP will have their utility control your wifi card, there are alot of vendors that make their own wireless utility that will control your wireless, disable the 3rd party control and use windows...

So, find out what software has control of your WIFI, change it allow windows to control, update windows, and try connecting by using the windows wireless utility.

Also log into your netgear router change the channel to either 6/7 or 11.

links that might help:

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Well it would help no end if you told us about your computer

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to securing a network

What is it and what have you installed on it?

Most Linux Systems these days have reasonable WiFi Drivers and their WiFi Setup is easy. But without knowing what OS you have it's impossible to suggest anything else other that using a Wire which is more secure than WiFi and much faster.


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by mrocco2 In reply to Well it would help no end ...

Windows Vista Home package

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And when you used the Wireless Network Setup Wizard

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