atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#3841: Why won't my laptop connect to the router?

I changed my router's encryption etc to something more robust than WEP, and for my trouble now I cannot get the laptop to connect wirelessly.

It connects fine via a wired connection, but wirelessly it flat-out refuses to connect. I think part of the problem comes from the wireless settings; I've got WPA2-PSK[AES] encryption set up, and the laptop gives me two choices for WPA2--enterprise or personal. Neither one works.

I suppose the next step is to run hardware diagnostics on the wireless card in the thing. And isn't that peachy? Dell's support web site is such a kludge it makes me sick. Argh etc.

So I downloaded a lot of driver and software updates, even to the BIOS; we'll see how this goes.

I did not want to spend my day like this, though.

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