network lockout???

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by willstein, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. willstein

    willstein Network Guru Member

    Something strange is up.

    Trying to add a WEP to my network - then cancelling halfway through the internet has never been the same since.

    Using Windows Client, the computer never connects via wireless.
    Even minutes of just "Trying to connect" I finally get "Could not connect, contact network manager".

    I reset the router and it still didnt fix it.

    Finally I had to run a CAT5 cable, and even then it still didnt work. I had to turn off the modem, router and computer, then all back on and finally the connection worked (not wireless, via cable).

    What can I do to get this network back up?
    It works on all the other computers fine. Just not the one that was trying to setup the encryption.

    Even while trying to send this, it disconnected as I typed it. EVEN as it is physically connected to the router. I'm being locked out it seems. (I had to right click and 'repair')

    Thank you.
    Merry Christmas.
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    you reset the router, meaning a full reset? (holding the reset button for approx 30 seconds).

    try the full reset and restore the settings if you havent yet.

    Theres a few things you could try to get this connecting with wireless but first, does this computer connect to other wireless networks (assuming its a laptop)?

    try changing the wireless network name on the router
    try changing the channel its using
    try removing all the saved wireless networks from the computers list

    open "view avail wireless networks"
    click "change order of wireless networks" (<-- dont have a wireless comp in front of me, but says something similar to that :rofl: )
    remove all of the wireless networks stored in the lower box, go back to view available wireless networks and refresh the list

    Is the computer timing out while trying to "connect" to the wireless network or when its "acquiring network address"?
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