wireless coonection for my laptop

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I have a XAVI outer model X7768r supplied by my ISP. The ethernet connections work fine. I purchased a laptop with wireless connectivity. I enabled the wireless connection on the router and the laptop sees the network connection. I click on connect, it uses a default WPA key and makes the connection only to drop it 5 seconds later. It tries 4 times and then gives up. What am I doing wrong. have I got to change the configuration on the router?
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  • BobYoung
    mikelp99, A common mistake is to try to establish the initial wireless connection with one or more forms of security enabled. But if you have interference or weak signal problems, you can get caught in an endless loop of chasing after configuration issues that aren't the source of the trouble. First, disable all security. Use open authentication, with encryption disabled. If you can establish a good connection, then you can rule out interference and weak signal problems. (Remember that it's possible to have a weak signal problem just 5 feet from the wireless access point, if the access point or the laptop's wireless NIC is defective). Once you have established a good connection with open authentication and no encryption, then it's time to turn on WPA. If it stops working, you know it's a configuration issue, and most likely the key or it's assignment method. --Bob Young
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  • Benfercas
    I had a similar problem when a replaced my old laptop without internal wireless for a new one. I used WPA when the router and my wireless adapter were from the same manufacture (Dlink), but when I replaced my laptop the new one has internal wireless adapter and I have to change the encryption to WEP to get it connected to Dlink router.
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  • Spdtech
    As was mentioned above you should remove all security settings first to establish a connection. Once you have a connection then apply each individual setting to see which one causes you to lose connection. What may be happening is that your laptop sees the router (broadcasting SSID) but if you are possibly passing the incorrect WPA key. When you enabled the wireless aspect to your router you assigned a key. In order to connect your wireless card/internal wireless device you must also set the WPA and the key the same as you set it for the router. Another thing that might possibly be denying your connection even with the correct WPA key inputed, is if you enabled the Access Control List for MAC addresses and didn't put the MAC address of your internal wireless device in this list. An ipconfig/all from the command prompt will show your internal wireless device MAC address. Put this into the ACL list for MAC addresses into your router.
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  • Acandler
    Good Morning!Another possible issue may be that you have MAC filtering turned on and your router does not recognize the MAC address of your PC. I know that with DLink and Linksys routers, if the MAC filtering is on and not in sync, then you will experience delays and then drops with no error messages. It is probably true with others as well.
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