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Wireless Router Issues - No Connection
signal is strong, but no connection - please help!

 6:02 pm on Oct 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

There is probably an easy solution to my problem (I'm not a tech wiz), but I can't seem to figure out what to do.

I just set up my Linksys wireless router to my cable internet connection and whenever my computer gets turned off, is restarted, goes into hibernate mode, goes into standby mode, or goes to a screen saver I get the following message when my computer attempts to reconnect: “Authentication process to connect to the network has been started.” Unfortunately, this “process” never finishes and I unable to connect unless I unplug and replug my router.

The signal strength is “excellent”, but the status reads “limited or no connectivity.” I think all of this may have something to do with my security settings because when I removed the password needed for computers to use my network this allowed my computer to immediately reconnect after being restarted, shut down, etc. The only problem is that I would like to have my network password protected.

Please help!



 12:27 am on Oct 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Sounds like you have issues with the WEP or WPA settings. Try turning them off and see whether the issue disappears.


 3:20 am on Oct 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the response, but how do i go about doing this?

This is what it says under the "wireless security tab"

Security Mode: WPA Pre-Shared Key
WPA Algorithms: TKIP
WPA Shared Key: (my password)
Group Key Renewal: 3600 Seconds

Should I change something? There are four options in the “security mode” drop down box. They are WPA Pre-Shared Key, WPA Radius, Radius, and WEP. Which one should I choose? Please be as specific as possible.

Thank you so much!


 3:39 am on Oct 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Sorry, I don't have a Linksys router on hand so I can't be very specific. The best suggestion is that you write down your current settings so that you can return to them if anything goes wrong. Then try experimenting.

Given your options try setting the Security Mode to Off if possible.

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