New Wireless Adapter Not Connecting to Secured Wireless Net

Sony Vaio vpccw21fx/w notebook
January 30, 2014 at 06:57:20
Specs: Windows XP, 2.2GHz / 2GB
Hi Friend,

I have a Desktop PC. I purchased a new wireless adapter.

The wireless adapter is able to connect to wireless router if it has no password.

However, if there's a password, it doesn't even allow us to enter a password but rather just automatically gives error saying, "could not connect...".

Our wireless adapter by default uses the Windows Wireless Connection app.

Is there a free program that I can download (for my wireless adapter) that can allow my wireless adapter to prompt me for a password (we do know the password, it's just not showing a prompt) to be able to connect to our wireless router?

Thanks in advance.


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#1
January 30, 2014 at 07:01:39
With a password configured on your wireless network (WLAN), first delete the existing profile for your WLAN on the PC in question and then try to connect again and report back with what happens.

Once you've connected to a WLAN with a wireless device, they tend to try to automatically connect again the same way as before. If you connected without a password, then that's likely why it's not asking you for one now. Deleting that profile will make it a "new" connection and you should be prompted for the encryption key (password).

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
January 30, 2014 at 11:58:45
Hi Curt,

I did delete the profile but it still is not asking for a password. It actually never did.

It just doesn't give me the option.


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#3
January 31, 2014 at 07:31:11
That's unusual to say the least.

I would suggest you try connecting to another (secured) wireless network and see if you're not prompted for a password. If you're not, then there's definitely something odd about your connection software.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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