It is probably authentication (PW) problem.
Log to the Wireless Router with a cable, and disable the security. Make sure
that you can connect to it when it is open.
When it works OK, switch On the security enter a new pass phrase copy the
pass phrase to the Copy buffer and then paste to the computer's password
Make sure that the level of the security that you use is compatible with Win
From the weakest to the strongest, Wireless security capacity is.
Switching Off SSID (same has No Security. SSID can be easily sniffed even if
it is Off)
MAC Filtering______(Band Aid if nothing else is available, MAC number can be
WEP64____(Easy, to "Break" by knowledgeable people).
WEP128___(A little Harder, but "Hackable" too).
The three above are Not considered safe.
Safe Starts here at WPA.
WPA-PSK__(Very Hard to Break).
WPA-AES__(Not functionally Breakable)
WPA2____ (Not functionally Breakable).
Note 1: WPA-AES the the current entry level rendition of WPA2.
Note 2: If you use WinXP bellow SP3 and did not updated it, you would have
to download the WPA2 patch from Microsoft.
The documentation of your Wireless devices (Wireless Router, and Wireless
Computer's Card) should state the type of security that is available with
your Wireless hardware.
All devices MUST be set to the same security level using the same pass
Therefore the security must be set according what ever is the best possible
of one of the Wireless devices.
I.e. even if most of your system might be capable to be configured to the
max. with WPA2, but one device is only capable to be configured to max . of
WEP, to whole system must be configured to WEP.
If you need more good security and one device (like a Wireless card that can
do WEP only) is holding better security for the whole Network, replace the
device with a better one.
Setting Wireless Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
The Core differences between WEP, WPA, and WPA2 -
"Edward Diener" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I am trying to connect my laptop via a wireless connection to my D-Link
> The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300D which as an Integrated Atheros
> 802.11b/g wireless LAN.
> I am running Windows XP on my laptop.
> Under Windows XP on my laptop it finds my wireless network by its name of
> 'MyWirelessNet' and I click on the entry and then on the Connect button.
> It prompts me for my network key and I type in 'Y2YT5689OPEE'. I then type
> this in again in the Confirm area also. It then attempts to connect,
> taking a very long time to do so with a message box and a message "Please
> wait while Windows connects to the 'MyWirelessNet' network" and another
> message below it which says "Waiting for the network...". Finally the
> Wireless Network Connection message box closes but the connection has not
> been made. No error message shows anything.
> Ideas, thoughts, solutions, experiences, or things I might try to get my
> laptop to connect wirelessly to the DIR-655 are most welcome.
> If I run a wired network cable from my laptop to the DIR-655 everything is
> successful. But naturally I want to connect wirelessly so I can move my
> laptop around. Isn't that what laptops are all about ?
> I am also successful connecting my laptop wirelessly to other wireless
> networks. But not to my DIR-655 router.