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Dlink DIR601 - cannot connect from laptop

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ngk0585, Jan 21, 2012.

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  1. ngk0585

    ngk0585 Thread Starter

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    I installed a new DIR 601 last July (2011). It replaced and old Dlink 150 that I have used for a number of years. I connected 2 PC's direct to the router and bought 2 dongles and connected two remote PC's onto it (4 total). They are not all on at the same time - usually. The laptop is a gateway vintage 2004 and has XP on it. It is updated I use it everywhere wireless and not. It works wireless ok everywhere, even McDonalds. When I connect it to the home 601 it connects and connects, etc etc. and never does. I am using WEP and have a security key. I see the network on the network list and click. It does not give me an option to enter the security key and does not give me an error and defaults to "Free Public Wifi" (I think this is the internal card). I am sure the security key is the issue and cannot figure out where to enter it. I haven't looked in the registery but that is a spooky place in which to play and I avoid it. Don't want to run into the Blue Screen Boogy man. I did however do a search of the registry for the network name and came up empty. No surprise. Where do I go to find and update the security key to access the router? Thanks
     
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    ngk0585 Thread Starter

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    I connected to internet via wire and MS updated today. No new update was available for the machine. Thanks
     
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    Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. If successful you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.
     
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    I know the security key changed. I changed it and never found time to set the laptop. Will disabling encryption bypass the security key?
     
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