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Laptop suddenly not connecting to the internet

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Pinmac, Oct 12, 2007.

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  1. Pinmac

    Pinmac Thread Starter

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    Posting from my desktop because I can't get online from my laptop since Wednesday night. The connection fails every time. I have a Belkin Wireless router and the desktop is wired and the laptop wireless. I have tried following through the Diagnose Problem route and it tells me that "The wireless Network key on this computer does not match the key settings on the wirelss router." I haven't changed anything, yet when I tried to go online yesterday I can't.

    I've looked on the Setup Utility on the router and found the 10-digit Network key. I tried inputting that on the laptop but no joy. I generated a new key and input it on the laptop but it's still not being recognised. Any suggestions as to what I could try next please?

    Thanks
    Clare
     
  2. obidon

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    crack it with airsnort
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Disable encryption on the router and connect. Assuming success re-enable encryption and reconnect. If you continue to use WEP use a HEX key, not an ascii passphrase that gets translated differently sometimes.
     
  4. Pinmac

    Pinmac Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the answers. I have just stumbled upon a fix. I did a System Restore back to before the problem and, because I had just been trying out 128-bit WEP security, typed the new code in on the laptop and, to my amazement, it connected straightaway. Not really sure what the problem was but glad to have found a fix. Thanks again.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    You're welcome. System Restore was my next suggestion, but you didn't wait. :)

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