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xp wifi issues Answered

i try connecting to my home network but it keeps saying windows was unable to find a cirtificate to log you onto the network
i have tried disabling ieee but it keeps re enabling, i have tried un installing the adapter but it wont uninstall, what should i do?

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Vyger

6 years ago

Well, if you are certain that the router settings are correct and not locking you out you can try a different adapter.
It is possible to set a router to exclude or accept specific MAC addresses. It is a form of security that works if you want to have what looks like an open WyFi but it will only allow certain MAC to connect.

A USB adapter is cheap and often comes with software that is better than windows stuff. I would get one and try that first. On occasion some adapters just will not work with some types of routers. It less common a problem now than it used to be but it is a good idea to have an extra USB adapter on hand so either way you would come out good by trying it.

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The nerdlingVyger

Answer 6 years ago

ok, but i can connect anything to it without having to put in the mac
and i dont really want to buy anything i dont need it but it owuld be useful

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VygerThe nerdling

Answer 6 years ago

If it is not a router issue and not a security issue then you are left with the notebooks built in NIC wifi adapter. They do go bad sometimes. The cheapest and easiest fix is to get a USB one. Replacing the one in the notebook will cost a lot more. One more thing you can try to make sure its not a windows issue is to get a Knoppix disc and boot from that. Knopix is a Linex version that is completly on a CD or DVD. If the notebook is ok then it will connect after it has booted into Knopix. You can download the ISO for free and make a disc.It is a big download though.

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The nerdlingVyger

Answer 6 years ago

its not a netbook, but i cant really be bothered to get a knoppix disk
thanks for the help though