Hi, Welcome to just answers, My name is XXXXX XXXXX X will be assisting you today.
Try deleting your WEP security phrase and re-entering it
where do I go to do that
1. Click Start button2. Click Network from the right column in the start menu3. Click Network Center from the horizontal menu bar4. Click Reorder wireless networks5. Double click the wireless network you wish to edit6. Click Security tab7. Change the encryption type and network security key8. Click OK
Do you know what your wireless password XXXXX?
numbver 4 should read manage wireless connections
I dont see reorder wireless networks from the network center menu
Number 4 should read manage wireless connections
Ok, there were 3 and I changed all of them from WEP to none.
does your wireless internet require a password?
Yes I know my wireless password. i should probably tell you that I'm currently connected to the internet via a neighbor's unsecured network.
Try it and see if it worked, if not I would recomend unistalling your network adapters driver and reinstalling it .
but I see my home network come up on the list of networks. when I typed in the password, I rec'd the message "wireless authentication failed because of a timeout."
no that didn't work
Ok but your connected to the wireless now so we know its not your computer
I reconnected thru my neighbor
Have you tried reseting your router
yes I did it a few days ago. should I try it again?
Not if you already tried that
Goto Device Manager right click on the right click on the wireless adapter and "update driver."
where is device manager?
Start- control panel
System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager
then look for network adapters or wireless adapter
if I right click it says "scan for hardware changes"
right click on Atheros AR5007... it says "update driver software"
click the + next to network adapter then right click the adapter and update driver
click search automatically for updated driver software?
windows has determined the driver software is up to date
should I do it for Nvidia as well?
it is up to date
Try to change the encryption type on your router or access point from AES to TKIP
where do i go?
did yu log into your router to setup your password
no my roommate did.
on her computer
What brand and model is your router
can she connect to your wireless network with her computer
yes. she has two laptops, they both connect.
Ok one more thing to try
At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
Did it work?
ok just a second.
This is a common problem with Windows Vista. Sadly I am out of ideas. I will Opt out so other experts can see this and help.
go here and http://www.scribd.com/doc/18484465/DIR-300-Wireless-Router-Manual start on page 14 and it will walk you thru what you need to do to set the security, you need to make sure that the security setting like wep or wpa is the same on your computer as it is on the router.
I should mention this will not work unless you are connected to the router or on a computer connected to this router
Can you click on Start, then right-click on Computer, then click on Properties, then check if your System type: is 32-bit or 64-bit?