WPA Security Problem (Network settings not remembered)

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by FX2k1, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. FX2k1

    FX2k1 Network Guru Member

    This is my setup:

    WRT54G 4 Port Wireless Router v 2.2.
    Connects to one PC via ethernet
    Connects to second PC via Wireless Network.

    The second PC is currently running a new Linksys Wireless G PCI Card. (RT2500 Chipset version).

    If I setup my network using WEP security, and set a key for that, there are no problems. However if I use a WPA Pre-Shared key, the PC will see it, link up, and connect. After a reboot however it can no longer find the network. Even if I refresh it through Windows Wireless Zero Config or the Linksys software. Both will come back as "Network not found" "No networks" etc.

    Same if I uninstall the software/reinstall and reboot. It seems the network will NOT appear unless I go into the Routers setup page again, and change the channel.

    I will then get a connection again to the network, until I reboot. IF i change the network security to WEP it will work fine again and remember the settings. So the problem seems to be with WPA security.

    I am also using Sveasoft linksys' firmware. Not sure if that makes a difference.

    Thank You!
  2. fatoil

    fatoil Network Guru Member

    Did you turn off SSID broadcast? if yes, try to turn it on
  3. FX2k1

    FX2k1 Network Guru Member

    Interesting you ask, because I was playing with the settings, in fact I did turn off SSID once. However the wireless NIC would never find the network and I manually inputed it. It never worked. So I deleted that custom profile off the Wireless NIC, and set my Rourter to broadcast SSID again.

    I have checked numerous times it reports SSID is on.
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