Lose connection when I encrypt my network

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by turdfirguson, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. turdfirguson

    turdfirguson LI Guru Member

    Hi there,

    I am using a WRT150N wireless router and I lose my internet connection when I encrypt my network (64-bit WEP). Once I encrypt my network I go into my Intel PROSet/wireless and it enter my passcode etc and then when I go to connect it says it can not acquire a network address. If I leave my network unencrypted then my connection is excellent.

    I am not a guru when it comes to networking so any help is greatly appreciated.

  2. arildo

    arildo LI Guru Member

    Is it the connection between your router and Internet or is it the connection between the computer and the router wich goes down?
    You can figure this out by plugging a computer direct to the router.
  3. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    @arildo : What is the association between WEP encription and the WAN connection (internet+router connection) ??? Of course the connection between computer(s) and router (ONLY wireless) is the matter here...:)

    @turdfirguson: Try WEP encryption on 128-bit.
  4. turdfirguson

    turdfirguson LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the replies guys. I was able to encrypt the network using WPA2, however some of the computers here are older and don't support WPA2 encryption. So I will try the WEP-128 bit and let you know how that goes.

    Thanks again for your help.
  5. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Try WPA2/TKIP, WPA/AES, WPA/TKIP (in that order) before falling to WEP! Some clever guys have cracked WEP 128 in less than 10 minutes.

    If you run Win XP SP2 or the likes, MS has a WPA2 supplicant patch here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893357/en-us. I'm sure you'll also find at least a WPA patch for those "old" drivers/computers somewhere.
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