Solved Wireless network adapter keeps saying AUTHENTICATING

December 5, 2013 at 15:56:57
Specs: Windows 7
The only way I can get my son's laptop to connect to our wireless network is by disabling WEP and then connecting. It connects then. After this, I can re-enable WEP and I can still connect by entering the pass. I've updated my Realtek wireless LAN driver to no avail. This is a Toshiba Satellite L655-S5146 with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit with a fresh install. I usedf to come here quite often years ago and always had things solved. I hope it's as great a place still. Thanks. Jeff

I forgot, it does see our wireless network and keeps saying AUTHENTICATING before I do the above to get it to work

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December 5, 2013 at 18:28:36
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Glad to finally see a poster that gives the proper information!

What router do you have? You might want to try using WPA too and see if it works; I don't see why it would make a difference but it's worth a shot. There might also be some form of button on the router that needs to be pushed before computers can connect. Again,this is dependent on your router model.

I assume you're in a urban environment where the wireless security is required to keep you precious internets safe? I live in a rural area 1 mile from the nearest pavement so I run everything on open security to speed the process of reconnecting systems every morning.

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December 15, 2013 at 13:34:03
Sorry for taking so long for a followup. I was dealing with going to Texas for graduation, family things, girlfriend things, work things, project things, Christmas things...everything but computer things.

I was wrong, I am using WPA-2.

The reason I want this computer to even work with router security is that my son will be taking it to Air Force Tech School for personal use in his free time. I'm not positive, just assuming, that when he pays for internet access, it will be secured somehow. We, too, live in a rural area, but I just feel better having my network a little harder to get into.

Now back to the problem I was having, it resolved itself somehow(magically??)...until just before I posted this. Once again, I just had to disable/re-enable. Sigh, I think I'll just let it go and hope it is something in my router end.

OLDISGOOD, I do thank you for your time and knowledge.

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