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WPC54 entering key every time?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by inc188, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. inc188

    inc188 LI Guru Member

    hey all

    i got my self a WRT54GS router with the latest Tomato on it

    i got a laptop with Xp and a WPC54V4 card...

    over the past 2 months i have been having issues with my card...

    it seems that i have to enter my Security Key everytime i want to use the internet...

    it doesnt want to connect automatically... some times it just sits there for hours saying "acuquiring network address" or "limited or no connectivity " and some times it shows that it is connected to the network but no internet...

    it is kind of a pain to enter the key every time....

    what am i doing wrong and is there solution to it?

    it didnt use to this and i have no idea what started it...

    cheers and thanks for you help..
  2. 2001rotax800

    2001rotax800 LI Guru Member

    Have you gone to the connection properties page. Then advanced tab, one of has a little box to allow windows to manage your wireless network. as long as you network is specified to be automatic and is within range it should link you up everytime.
  3. inc188

    inc188 LI Guru Member

    yes, i have done that... but still i have to enter the key manually...

    is there anything i need to change in "tomato" settings?
  4. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    WZC gets confused often.

    Go to the wireless network's properties. On the "Wireless Networks" tab. Check the box ON that says "Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings". Now delete any/all networks you find there, and OK.

    Now Search for wireless nets, when you find yours, connect and save the passkey.
  5. inc188

    inc188 LI Guru Member

    done this 3 times and still no luck.. i still have to enter key every time.. it was working fine a few months ago and all of sudden this...

    would this have to do any the Tomato software on the router?
  6. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    no, this should be purely client side.
  7. inc188

    inc188 LI Guru Member

    you would think soo..

    i also call Linksys and the lady really didnt know what she was talking about.. ;@

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