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Solved: Incorrect Security Key Problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cookiemonsterman, Jun 10, 2008.

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  1. cookiemonsterman

    cookiemonsterman Thread Starter

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    Hi i am having some problems with my wireless internet.

    I am using a LinkSys WRT54G router and a MN-510 wireless adapter.

    For years it worked well but recently when i start my computer up I will not have an internet connection. My Microsoft Broadband Networking software for my adapter will say:

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    Signal Strength: No Signal
    Connection Speed: Incorrect Security Key
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    My wireless network connection is there just no the wireless internet connection.

    But the Security Key is correct. So on the adapter icon on the taskbar i will right click and hit REPAIR. It will reset the adapter and sometimes it will connect to the internet sometimes it wont.

    So then i will proceed to reinstall the software and it will let me connect to the internet. Its become a hassle now.

    I have security on WEP by the way.

    Anyone know why it is doing this?
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    Sounds a lot like multiple wireless utilities. What is your operating system and service pack level? What wireless utility are you using? Are you sure no other one is running?
     
  3. cookiemonsterman

    cookiemonsterman Thread Starter

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    Hi thanks for replying Terry.

    At the moment it is saying "no wireless networks in range" sometimes there are 2 other networks that i can see. Probably in the neighborhood.

    I am using Windows XP SP2. I am using Microsoft Broadband Networking software for my Microsoft MN-510b adapter to connect to a LinkSys WRT-54G router.

    I also have a laptop and that picks up the router signal perfect. The PC i am using picks up the wireless network but not the internet.
     
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    It's possible that a Microsoft utility differs from all the others, but with all that I've come across you don't want the XP's WZC to also be running. Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services - make sure Wireless Zero Configuration is not Started and that its Startup Type is 'disabled.'

    Of course, "For years it worked well but recently ..." could simply mean that the adapter's days are numbered and it's trying to say "good bye" instead of just suddenly dying.
     
  5. cookiemonsterman

    cookiemonsterman Thread Starter

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    I turned off the Wireless Zero Configuration and all is well in computer land. The internet comes on right away now. :)

    Thank you so much Terry!
     
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    You are welcome. Glad it was a relatively easy fix.
     
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