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Hello all,

I tried switching from WEP to WPA tonight and I need some help. I have a Linksys WCG200 Wireless Gateway, my sig rig (a desktop with an Abit AirPace PCIe WiFi card), an HP laptop (that I'm typing this on), a PS3, and a Wii.

I changed my router's security settings from WEP to WPA2 Personal and made sure I wrote down my passkey correctly. I entered the info into my laptop (running Vista 64-bit Home Premium), PS3, and my Wii - all three of those can connect to the network and surf the Internet.

For my laptop, I have to turn WiFi off/on a few times per hourbecause it loses its connection. I didn't have this problem with WEP. I always have full signal strength.

My desktop is running XP SP2 and could connect when using WEP. I set the wireless network with the correct WPA settings (SSID, passkey, etc); however, the WPA2 option is not displayed.

Do I need to find a way to enable WPA2 in Windows to make this work? I can't find anything in the program that came with my Abit. Windows recognizes my network and it's showing full signal strength, but when I click "Connect" it just says "Connecting..." for awhile and never connects. I don't get an error message, though, so I can't figure out what's wrong. Do you have any ideas for me? I'd really appreciate it
    
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Try disabling your wireless card and then restarting it. So it never goes past the "connecting" phase? does it attempt to reconnect over and over or just once?
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Try disabling your wireless card and then restarting it. So it never goes past the "connecting" phase? does it attempt to reconnect over and over or just once?
Didn't mean to post twice. See below...
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Try disabling your wireless card and then restarting it. So it never goes past the "connecting" phase? does it attempt to reconnect over and over or just once?
I tried disabling it before posting this. I had to because, for some reason, my PC didn't recognize it was there. I searched for that and it seems like a known issue with this card. I reseated it and it's working fine now. It also worked fine with WEP.

It only tries to connect once. It keeps showing "Waiting for the network..." but never connects. Signal strength is full.

I also had to refresh my laptop's WiFi connection so I could send this message. I don't get it My wired connections are always reliable.

I figured my desktop would be the easiest to connect out of my 4 devices - not the hardest.
    
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i work for a broad band supplier in the wifi dept and it seams like your laptop is not compatible with WPA to be honest. theres quite alot of issue with XP SP1 And 2.
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SP3, latest drivers (laptop), latest router firmware. Then try again.
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did you try WPA for the entire system?
I had a desktop card that would not connect with WPA2, but would with WPA.
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did you try WPA for the entire system?
I had a desktop card that would not connect with WPA2, but would with WPA.
Thank you all for the replies. Yes, it's WPA on the entire system. My router doesn't give the option to do different security at the same time - it's either WEP, WPA, or nothing. Isn't WPA2 supposed to be backwards compatible with WPA? I thought I read that online somewhere....

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SP3, latest drivers (laptop), latest router firmware. Then try again.
My laptop has the latest drivers. I haven't updated the firmware in the router yet. I wasn't sure about installing SP3 on the desktop, but I will try it. I'm guessing it's not very buggy?

I'm going to install Visa Ultimate on the desktop soon, but I've heard my AirPace card isn't compatible with it, so that's stalled for now.

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i work for a broad band supplier in the wifi dept and it seams like your laptop is not compatible with WPA to be honest. theres quite alot of issue with XP SP1 And 2.
I'm not sure why my laptop wouldn't be compatible with WPA2. I just bought it 2 weeks ago. If it weren't compatible, it wouldn't work at all (like my desktop). My wife said it's been working well this morning, so we'll see.

When I setup WPA on the router, it had me set some kind of key renewal time in seconds. I set it for 2000 seconds, or about 33 minutes. Should this interval be shorter or longer? Thanks all for the help!
    
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post #9 of 10
I'm shooting from the hip on this, but i don't believe WPA2 is backwards compotiable with WPA in the way that you're thinking. a WPA2 device shoudl be able to connect to a WPA network, but a WPA device can't connect to a WPA2 network (meaning PS3 coudl connect to the router if it was set to WPA, but the desktop can't connect to the router since it's WPA2). Since your wifi card doesn't support WPA2 (it's not a windows setting, it's teh card that's not supporting it) you're stuck withotu getting a new card, or changing your type of security settings.

As far as the laptop goes. It sounds almost like the lease time on your router may be setup to a short timeframe and the laptop doesn't appreciate it??? Updating drivers may help, but i'd probably log into the router and disable leasetimes
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Leasetimes shouldn't affect the connection. Still, trying with a manual IP address for the device with problems might solve the issues.
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