Windows wireless access issue?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by munckee, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. munckee macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    Ok, first off, forgive me...this questions is in relation to a Dell laptop. Sorry, but it's a friends and I'm a mac guy - don't want to go hunt down a "windows forum" if I can get the help here...

    A friend of mine is having issues connecting to her wireless network (shared with an upstairs neighbor, with permission). The network shows up fine in her list of available networks, but when she clicks to connect, she's never prompted for a password. Every other network she tries prompts her for a password (if locked), and I had no problem connecting to her network on my powerbook. Every time she clicks on it, she gets an error that says something like "this network can no longer be found. it may be out of range or no longer active..."

    Does anyone have any thoughts on what might be causing this?

    She's running XP and hasn't had issues elsewhere. Just this one particular network.
  2. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    It might be the type of wireless security that router happens to be running, and the wireless card in the Dell not liking it.

    As always, try turning off security all together to establish a base, then increase the security from there...nothing, WEP, WPA, WPA2...

    Maybe also try changing channels (on the router).

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