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My computer is telling my that my internet security key is wrong but it isn't!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by moonchildmouse, Oct 16, 2010.

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  1. moonchildmouse

    moonchildmouse Thread Starter

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    I recently moved into a new flat and set up my internet, and it worked okay for the first week and then started disconnecting and reconnecting every so often. This week, it either connects and disconnects repeatedly or refuses to connect saying that my internet security key is wrong, despite the fact that I am certain that it is correct. It appears to be saved onto my computer incorrectly, as when I click diagnose and the box pops up to type the correct password in, it doesn't have enough characters. Is there a way to fix this problem?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. etaf

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    try removing the wireless profiles

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    Wireless Profiles
    http://mgmcc.forumotion.net/networking-tutorials-f17/removing-an-existing-wireless-profile-t109.htm
    - Vista/Windows7:
    http://www.tp-link.com/support/showfaq.asp?id=214
    - delete the wireless profiles
    Start> control Panel> classic view> network and sharing center> manage wireless networks

    Delete the profiles
    you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to
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    Wireless Profiles
    http://mgmcc.forumotion.net/networking-tutorials-f17/removing-an-existing-wireless-profile-t109.htm
    - XP
    http://www.tp-link.com/support/showfaq.asp?id=186
    - delete the preferred networks
    start> control panel> network connections> right click on the wireless connection> listed wireless networks tab in the preferred network list click on each one and - remove button

    you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to
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  4. moonchildmouse

    moonchildmouse Thread Starter

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    I have already done that. It doesn't seem to be helping at all.
     
  5. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    i would log into the router and change the Key - see if that helps

    what type of security do you have WEP, WPA, WPA2 ?

    also look for an updated wireless driver
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Try WPA, it's the most compatible with most configurations and still offers good security.
     
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