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Can't Connect 2 Security Enabled Wireless Networks...Help Please?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by TRAVLNLGT, Apr 25, 2009.

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  1. TRAVLNLGT

    TRAVLNLGT Thread Starter

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    I've had my gateway laptop for 5-6 years & never had this problem until the past few weeks. I have Windows XP & wifi card is built in to laptop

    I can connect to any Unsecured Wireless Network without any problems, but cannot connect to any Security-Enabled Wireless Networks.

    Doesn't matter what kind of router or where I'm at I cannot connect...before when I would try to connect to S.E.W.N's .....I would be prompted to enter a password.

    Now I don't get prompted to enter a password, I just keep getting this error:

    "Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available networks, & try to connect again"

    Doesn't matter if the routers sitting right beside me I still get this error...I've refreshed & tried several different S.E.W.N's & still get this error. I have the Password too.

    Please help a NOOB
     
  2. JohnWill

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    You need to update the drivers, I suspect that ancient drivers don't deal with WPA networks. If the networks in question are WPA2 encrypted, it's very unlikely that you'll ever be able to connect with six year old WiFi equipment.
     
  3. TRAVLNLGT

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    Thanks for the info / help. I have no idea how to update drivers. Can you point me in the right direction?
     
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    Go to the Gateway web site, support section, and download the latest driver for your wireless adapter. It will be an executable file; run it and the new driver will be installed.
     
  5. TRAVLNLGT

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    Great! sounds pretty easy, i'll try it & get back to you

    Thank You!
     
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    That's the first couple lines on that link you gave.
     
  8. TRAVLNLGT

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    ok, try this tiny url - http://bit.ly/myy4c

    my laptop model is 450ROG

    if that link doesn't work, would you mind going to the gateway & doing the search. there is a drop down for driver downloads under support tab, then there is a search box to the right of the page.

    thanks
     
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    Both links you gave take me to the same page. Click on the "My Downloads" tab (see attached) and it asks for the serial number. Have you tried that route?
     

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    do any of these look like it? if not would you mind going to the gateway support site & doing the search since my links don't work for you?

    Network Downloads
    Description File Info



    nativexp.exe - 3Com Megahertz 10/100 LAN Cardbus PC Card (3CXFE575CT)
    Supports: Windows XP
    Note: This driver is already part of Windows XP
    9/13/2001
    19 KB

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    7504015.exe - 3Com 3C905B driver for the Mini Docking Station Plus
    Supports: All Operating Systems
    6/11/2001
    2,004 KB

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    7509143.exe - 3Com 3C905C-TXM network driver, version 5.3, for all Windows operating systems
    Supports: All Operating Systems
    Note: For use in docking stations.
    2/22/2001
    9,804 KB

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    3comdock.exe - Mini Dock Plus 3Com network adapter updated system file
    Supports: All Operating Systems
    9/1/1999
    42 KB

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  11. TRAVLNLGT

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    OR THESE

    Network Downloads
    Description File Info



    BCM40100.exe - Broadcom Wireless Driver Version 4.100.15.5
    Supports: Windows XP
    Note: This is the Windows XP Broadcom Wireless driver for the Gateway notebook computer models listed below.
    11/28/2006
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    D00044-001-001.exe - Calexico 2 / Intel PROSet Wireless Network Card Driver Revision: 8.0.12.9000 / 8.0
    Supports: Windows XP, Windows 2000
    Note: This file contains the Calexico 2 / Intel PROSet wireless network card driver for the computer models listed below.
    3/2/2006
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    9527022_9522927.exe - Integrated Intel(r) PRO/1000 MT/CT or Intel(r) PRO/100 VE Network Driver Revision: PRO/1000 - 7.0.36.0; PRO/100 - 7.0.26.0
    Supports: Windows XP, Windows 2000
    Note: This is the Gateway supported integrated Intel Bay City Pro/1000 MT network driver Version 7.0.36.0 and integrated Intel Bay City Pro/100 VE network driver Version 7.0.26.0 for Windows XP and Windows 2000.
    7/13/2004
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    9525415.exe - Calexico 1 Wireless Network Card Driver for Gateway(r) 200ARC, M275, 450ROG, 450RGH, M505, M1300 Tablet, and Profile 4.5 Revision: 1.2.2.8
    Supports: Windows XP, Windows 2000
    Note: If you have a Gateway 200ARC, 450ROG, 450RGH, or Profile 4.5 with a Calexico 1 wireless solution and are running Windows XP or Windows 2000, install these drivers. The M1300 Tablet, M275, and M505 have only been qualified for Windows XP.
    3/22/2004
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    9526044.exe - Broadcom Wireless Network Card Driver Version 3.30.15
    Supports: Windows XP, Windows 2000
    Note: This file contains the Windows XP or Windows 2000 Broadcom 802.11g network adapter driver for the Gateway computer models listed below.
    1/21/2004
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    9520300.exe - Integrated Intel(r) Pro/100 VE Network Card drivers for Gateway 600YGR, 600YG2, 450RGH, 450ROG, 450SX4, 400SD4, 400VTX, M305CRV, and Solo 1450
    Supports: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
    Note: This driver includes the information necessary to install and configure the Intel(r) Pro/100 VE Network Card drivers for the Gateway 600YGR, 600YG2, 450RGH, 450ROG, 450SX4, 400SD4, 400VTX, M305CRV, or Solo 1450 in Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows 98.
    12/4/2002
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    BIOS Downloads
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    9531973.exe - Gateway 450ROG BIOS version: 40.03.00
    Supports: Windows XP, Windows 2000
    Note: This is BIOS version 40.03.00 for the Gateway 450ROG notebook computer.
    3/31/2005
    1,336 KB

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  13. TRAVLNLGT

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    i have NO idea what i'm looking for
     
  14. TerryNet

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    You're looking for a driver for your wireless adapter (post # 11). If you enter your serial number (see my post # 9) it should tell you exactly what you want (if you're lucky).

    Else determine what wireless adapter you have. What does it say in Device Manager under Network Adapters? Your wireless should be one of those listed in post # 11.
     
  15. TRAVLNLGT

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    I'm lost....when i put my serial # in gateway gives me all the items listed in post #11.

    also, where do i locate device manager under network adapters?

    i contacted gateway for support & they said its $60 for 30min & there is no guarantee that would be able to fix my problem....freakin crazy

    thanks again for the help & patience
     
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