linksys WRT400N wireless setup with password key for client computers

I tried setting up the linksys WRT400 with a wireless key and cannot get it to work.  When client computers (all winxp clients) try to connect the router says access failed.  When I take out the password, the wireless connects right away, what am i doing wrong
blackbookcoder2Asked:
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ahdfxCommented:
What kind of security are you using on the WRT4000?  WAP? WEP?
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blackbookcoder2Author Commented:
i tried both, which one should i use for xp clients?
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ahdfxCommented:
I would use WPA-Personal for a small network.  It will work fine for what you want.  Also you should have an option for Encryption.  I personally use TKIP, but AES should work.  Try it 1st with a real simple passphrase and see if that works.   Also, what kind of wireless cards are in the clients?  Make sure the drivers/software are up to date.
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blackbookcoder2Author Commented:
once i changed the passcode to something not generated by the router it worked, thanks
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