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  1. ryanheartfield

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    Hey guys not sure if this is right forum for this, but Im having trouble connecting to wireless networks which are password protected. Im using a Toshiba Equium Notebook and I can connect fine to wireless networks that are unsecure for example my home netgear wireless router. However as soon as I add pasword protection to the network and enter the password correctly it either says I cannot connect or the password is wrong, when is definitely correct. And this is the same for all wireless networks.

    I think its a software problem on my notebook, as it cannot be my home network or others because other noteboojs iv used can connect fine with the password enabled.

    Any help or advice would be great thanks.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Make sure you have the latest correct driver for your wireless adapter.

    What kind of encryption and what kind of "password" are you using?
     
  3. ryanheartfield

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    Im using WEP, every time i enter the pasphrase making sure it correct it replies saying the passthrase is incorrect. The same is for WPA
     
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    When using WEP use a HEX key, not an ascii passcode. The passcode can be translated differently by different devices.
     
  5. ryanheartfield

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    yeah I iv already tried that and the system still would not log on, it would just say its wrong or on WPA that it just cannot connect, however when I take of the password and encryption to unsecured the notebook connects fine.
     
  6. TerryNet

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    What operating system? If it's Windows XP, what service pack level?
     
  7. ryanheartfield

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    no its not windows im using it vista home premium package and its up to date with updates.
     
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    not windows xp i mean
     
  9. TerryNet

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    Keep checking Toshiba's web site every couple days for a wireless adapter update (assuming you're using an integrated adapter). They don't seem to be good at making XP drivers available quickly, and maybe they're no better with Vista drivers.

    It's my impression that some people are having trouble with Vista and WEP with older routers, but I haven't heard of any problems (other than drivers) with WPA.
     
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    The way to find out is to start your own thread, describing your network and your problem.
     
  11. avisitor

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    Again, please start your own thread. It's very hard to keep track of two problems in the same thread. We won't be able to help you unless you create your own thread.
     
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