Stupid WiFi security snafu I'm wasting my question on this week.
June 4, 2008 8:28 AM Subscribe
Home WiFi network security-filter. I set up my security using WPA and now my home computer won't connect to the network. Please talk to the moron in small words.
posted by allkindsoftime to computers & internet (6 answers total)
It's your basic D-Link wireless routher, and I'm connected and surfing freely via my work laptop that I'm typing from. When I bring up the wireless connection it says its WPA2.
Home computer (running Windows XP 2002 service pack 1) can see the network but won't connect. When I bring up the connection window it says "This wireless network requires the use of a network key (WEP)." Problem is I didn't enable WEP, only WPA. When I go to the network properties it only gives me the WEP options (checkboxes for Data encryption, Network authentication) - still nothing WPA related.
Is this an issue with my version of windows? If so, is there a way around it? If not, any other ideas?