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Cannot connect to wireless

Posted on 2007-04-04
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I have a desktop Dell running XP connect to cable.
Cable to modem to computer
I have laptop that I want to connect wireless (built in to laptop) - Running   Vista
I have a Lynksys 2.4GHz router that I want to use (used it about a year ago or so and it work but not with this laptop )

I have hooked up the router and it looks like it is hooked up correctly. I can get out to the internet on my desktop (that is how I am posting) but can not connect the laptop.
WHen i go to available networks it shows the connection as being available and sign strong. - but then I go to connect and it is not connecting. Am I missing a step?
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by:Pdeters
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The Vista is on the laptop and is the wireless device that I am trying to conenct to the router. XP is the on the desktop
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I get to the start - connect to- I am able to select wireless network that was set up with the router - i never get the chance to put  security key or passphrase because it comes up Windows cannot connect to "NetworK"  
diagnose the probelm
connect to different network
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I must be missing a step or something.
It is listed as compatable and is showing up in my networks available - I go to connect and state windows cannot connect
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by:PUNKY
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First you should turn off firewall or any security features in Vista on your laptop, that could be major problem to prevent accessing.

What kinda the security that you setup on Linksys router? WEP, WAP? could you temporary turn that off and use default see if you can have connection and internet access?
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woking - Linksys walked me through trouble shooting. Had to update the firmware.
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