Wireless Internet Access Point No Longer Works After Router Replacement
Posted on 2011-10-30
We replaced a failing wireless router and are unable to get one machine back on line.
The PC runs XP. The access point/network adapter is a Linksys Wireless G USB with Speed Booster. The router is Netgear.
With the replacement of the router, we went from WPA to WEP/AES security. If we turn the security off on the router and the PC, then we can get online.
I have tried another IAP with identical results. The PC sees the network, but fails to get authorization.
I have completely reinstalled XP.
I have loaded different versions of the Linksys monitor.
I have used the XP Windows Zero Configuration process as well as the Linksys monitor.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver ad nauseum I'm a little confused about this because on the CD it the file name is "wusb54gsv2" (alternatively, "wusb54gs") but in the device manager, the driver file name shows up as "usb82023.sys"
It is not the IEEE 802.1 authentication checkbox.
At this point, we could have replaced the computer for all the time it's taken. But you know how it is... dog with a bone...