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Wireless will only connect unsecured

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ScottBFD, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. ScottBFD

    ScottBFD Thread Starter

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    Ok guys, here it is: I have just moved into a new house where my girlfriend brought her router, because my Linksys WRK54G constantly disconnected and is better used as a doormat. My girlfriend has a WRT300N router that has been working fine for the past 2 years. I have a non wirelesss build computer, as well as my roommate. We hardline into the router and are able to connect if I have a secure password or not. Now my girlfriend has a Apple Macbook Pro, a iTouch iPod as well as myself. The MacBook Pro and the ipods do not connect to a secured internet. I have upgraded the firmware on the router thinking that was it.....and its not. The options I have to secure are WEP (i was told out of date) , WPA, WPA2 both with personal and enterprise editions, and RADIUS. Whenever I try to setup wireless with any of these security options, the ipods and Macbook cannot connect wirelessly. Am I doing something wrong? I've tried 10, 20,21, and 25 digit pins....to no availability. I don't want to leave my internet unsecured for obvious reasons. Please help! :confused:
     
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    Try WPA-PSK, TKIP with a passphrase of 8 or more characters--letters and digits mixed and no special characters except for real "simple" ones like space and minus. Disable that newfangled pin or WPS stuff. This is overly conservative advice, but it should work for all your devices and it gives you a secure network.
     
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