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Ultimate Geek

# 29251 30-Dec-2008 18:13
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I amd trying to connect a new Compaq Laptop with Vista Home Premium installed on it, to my Belkin G wireless router with WPA-PSK security but I can't get it to connect. 

If I turn off the security altogether it has not problems connecting but as soon as I turn back on the WPA it won't connect.
It also connects perfectly with an ethernet cable.  Can anyone help me please...

BTW there are other XP machines that happily connect wirelessly with WPA turned on.


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  # 186714 30-Dec-2008 18:37
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What exactly does it do?

Are you using WPA or WPA2? TKIP or AES security?

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  # 186716 30-Dec-2008 18:47
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The security mode on the router is WPA-PSK(no server) and the encryption technique is TKIP  and the
obscure PSK 
"obsure PSK" is ticked. 

On Vista the properties are Security type WPA-Personal
Encryption Type tkip
And then we you connect it says cannot connect to NetworkName,  and when I click diagnose it says Wireless Authentication Failed Because of Timeout

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