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Help - Can't connect to password-protected home network

Discussion in 'IBM Thinkpad' started by jurgens, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. jurgens

    jurgens Guest

    I have an R40 with XP Pro w/SP2. I use it at several wireless
    locations and everything works OK. However, when I try to use it at
    my son's house I cannot connect to his password-protected network. I
    can find no place to enter the password!

    The R40 is using the ThinkVantage Access Connection software.
    Obviously, I am doing something wrong but I can't figure out WHAT!

    I have checked the "use Windows to connect to wireless network" (?)
    box but that didn't help.

    Should I disable ThinkVantage? If so, how do I do it?


    jurgens, Apr 3, 2008
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  2. Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Apr 3, 2008
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  3. jurgens

    Malke Guest

    In addition to what Jack said, perhaps your son's wireless network is using
    a higher level of encryption (WPA2-PSK for example) than your wireless
    adapter (hardware) can handle. How old is your R40?

    Malke, Apr 3, 2008
  4. jurgens

    P.Schuman Guest

    in looking at the wireless connections,
    you need to find the place - in XP or via your custom Access manager
    to define the SSID and the connection security type - WEP, WPA, etc
    That is where you enter the "key" to access your son's network.
    It's a connection "key" vs entering a password like you were logging onto
    P.Schuman, Apr 5, 2008
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