Unable to connect via wireless after changes to router settings


M

Mr Snoot

I changed my router settings to wep/wpa personal/tkip from WPA2 personal/AES
so I could connect Ubuntu from my garage wirelessly which works fine now. I
then went to reconnect wirelessly from the dining room PC where I have
Windows 7 installed in all its blazing glory, oozing of decades of wisdom,
symbolizing the best our brightest minds had to offer. I opened network and
sharing and clicked on manage wireless connections with a smirk of total
satisfaction on my face knowing I was following a purely logical path to
success as I changed those pesky settings to Exactly The Same Settings I Had
Set My Router To and clicked connect... Well... maybe if I reboot...ok that
didn't work so I will disable and re-enable the router (like a reboot
somehow magically missed that). No? Recheck security settings...Yes, exactly
what the router is set to. Big fat red X by router name and it says my
current settings do not match the settings stored on this computer. Ok. I
will delete this connection and start a fresh one....Nope. Same problem.
Google the problem. HOLY... everybody and their Mother having the same
problem with Win7. Guess I could wait around for the service pack to fix
this bug or dig for the registry hack on Google. Don't bother replying to
this as I will solve the problem like I always do. Its just sad to such
highly paid professionals fail so miserably at such simple tasks.

I'm a PC and I use Windows XP.
 
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Dave

Mr Snoot said:
I changed my router settings to wep/wpa personal/tkip from WPA2
personal/AES so I could connect Ubuntu from my garage wirelessly which
works fine now. I then went to reconnect wirelessly from the dining room
PC where I have Windows 7 installed in all its blazing glory, oozing of
decades of wisdom, symbolizing the best our brightest minds had to offer.
I opened network and sharing and clicked on manage wireless connections
with a smirk of total satisfaction on my face knowing I was following a
purely logical path to success as I changed those pesky settings to
Exactly The Same Settings I Had Set My Router To and clicked connect...
Well... maybe if I reboot...ok that didn't work so I will disable and
re-enable the router (like a reboot somehow magically missed that). No?
Recheck security settings...Yes, exactly what the router is set to. Big
fat red X by router name and it says my current settings do not match the
settings stored on this computer. Ok. I will delete this connection and
start a fresh one....Nope. Same problem. Google the problem. HOLY...
everybody and their Mother having the same problem with Win7. Guess I
could wait around for the service pack to fix this bug or dig for the
registry hack on Google. Don't bother replying to this as I will solve the
problem like I always do. Its just sad to such highly paid professionals
fail so miserably at such simple tasks.

I'm a PC and I use Windows XP.
Had a similar problem and found all the registry modifications to fix the
problem and the automatic one from MS, none of them worked. I ran Wise
Registry Cleaner 4 and it solved my problem. I know some don't advocate
using registry cleaners and for good reason, if you aren't careful you can
hose your system.
Couple good rules, do a restoration point in Windows before starting. Backup
the registry before starting. If in doubt on whether to make a change in the
registry, don't.
This has always worked for me, YRMV.
HTH,
Dave
 
M

Mr Snoot

Thanks for the quick reply. I have used WRC default scan/clean on a 64bit
Vista machine but it did not make it more reponsive as that was my goal. I
would try it on Win 7 64bit but I was able to get my wireless working again
after uninstalling the driver/utility for the N1MAC Ralink USB adapter and
installing a Realtech USB adapter 802.11 b/g/n. I Also rebooted the router
again, Asus RT-N12, which can be flaky at times and has slow LAN. Anyway its
working. Thanks.
 
G

Gordon

Ubuntu connects perfectly OK on WPA2. No need to change anything...
 
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Dave

Mr Snoot said:
Thanks for the quick reply. I have used WRC default scan/clean on a 64bit
Vista machine but it did not make it more reponsive as that was my goal. I
would try it on Win 7 64bit but I was able to get my wireless working
again after uninstalling the driver/utility for the N1MAC Ralink USB
adapter and installing a Realtech USB adapter 802.11 b/g/n. I Also
rebooted the router again, Asus RT-N12, which can be flaky at times and
has slow LAN. Anyway its working. Thanks.
Glad you got it working and thanks for posting the fix, might help someone
else in the future.
 

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