Changed my WEP, now pc won't connect

ramseytheii - Aug 30, 2010 at 07:28 AM
 Synccccc - Sep 1, 2010 at 07:40 PM
i have a dlink wireless router, and a home with two (apple) laptops and one windows pc.
the pc finds wireless networks with a complex wlu11a. i had set up a network password, and then another laptop came into the house, and couldn remember the password, so we logged on and changed it.

now my pc won't connect to the network. the other laptops are all fine and the pc just refuses to log on... i right click the network, typed in the new password, and then try to connect, but it always says it cant connect, and diagnosing the problem doesn't tell anything.

can someone please help with this? thanks


3 responses

pctech Posts 7 Registration date Monday August 30, 2010 Status Member Last seen August 30, 2010 4
Aug 30, 2010 at 08:10 AM
Refresh the wireless network and try connecting to it. Restart your modem and router once and then try.
Type services.msc in run command and locate WZC services right click on it and click on Restart.

hi thanks for the info. i tried unplugging the modem and router and plugging them back in but that didnt do it... i know they have reset buttons, but if i push the reset buttons, won't i lose the password an d just have to set one again?

i looked in the list but there was no WZC in the list.

i wonder if this has something to do with it: when i view networks, i right click on my network, and enter the newpassword with characters showing. it is 10 characters... then i try and connect, doesn't work, i right click the network again, and it shows black dots in place of the characters, but there are only 8 of them. is it actually saving the new password, or reverting to whatever older one i had?!
i changed the passwor dto WPA Personal, but it still won't connect.. also, it seems that it might not be saving the new password? i right click the network, type in the new password which is 10 characters, then go back later, and it only shows 8 characters.

should i delete the network name, and start over with one with which my computer has no history?
Let see...If you have change your password and the other computers work, then obviously those computers know the password. Download and run this program on one of the computers that can connect to the internet. The program is wirelesskeyview. what this will do is show you the passwords on your router in a notepad environment. Tell me whether this helped.