Wireless router password (hex key) not retained


I have just replaced my belkin 11.g router (model F5D7230-4), again. The router is home on a Dell PC running windows XP and connects to the internet via a cable modem from comcast. The router provides internet access to an iMac running OS X 10.0.2.

Upon replacing the router (with the exact same make and model), the iMac is no longer retaining the hex key security code. Now, everytime I try to connect to the internet, I have to enter the hex key again to get a signal. This is despite that the store in keychain box is checked, and remains consistent whether I choose a 40 bit/64 bit hex key or a 128 bit hex key.

What could possibly have changed? I didn't even have to reconfigure the software setup when replacing the router, as it is the exact same model that died previously. Any insight or suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Do you have the latest firmware update?
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:

You also may want to re-issue the WEP key (make another paraphrase or key)
Try opening Keychain Assistant (in the Utilities folder) and run Keychain First Aid from the menu.

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belloliAuthor Commented:
Note: I have resolved the problem by repairing the Keychain on the iMac. Unfortunately, this feature is not built into OS X 10.2.8, but a quick search of the apple tech support site provided a download of the repair keychain feature. Ran it once, and it seems to be working.

thanks much!

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