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Broadcom wireless WEP unstable

Discussion in 'Networking' started by jrlem, Mar 21, 2009.

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  1. jrlem

    jrlem Thread Starter

    Mar 21, 2009
    I have a broadcom airforce 802.11g network adapter that has suddenly started resetting its own WEP. It is in a gateway laptop with AMD turion using windows XP and internet explorer 7. Until a week ago there was no problem. I have scanned for viruses and found none.

    I have tried uninstalling the adapter, connecting with it or with windows, setting the WEP with the advanced windows menu but when I try to go online it changes back to an eight digit WEP that I cannot see.

    I have several other computers on the network including another laptop and all have no problems.

    Any ideas would be appreciated
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    If you can't see it how do you know it's WEP and how many digits it is? :)

    I assume you mean that it defaults to showing some set number of asterisks. Correct?

    If the real problem is that you used to be able to connect but now can't, disable encryption on the router and try to connect. Assuming success re-enable encryption and reconnect. If unsuccessful with either connection attempt ...

    (From a JohnWill post)

    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2 or SP3.

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt.

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Reboot the machine.
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