This is weird. I have an N class wireless router (Linksys WRT160N) with the latest firmware. With my Vista laptop, it works perfectly at any security settings, even the highest. But if I use any security settings at all on my XP SP3 laptop, it never connects, even though I cut and paste the encryption key from the same source file. It only works if I turn off all security, which is unacceptable.
What happens if I use any security is this: I select the network, press connect, then enter the encryption key. A window comes up with the title “Wireless Network Connection” with a constantly scrolling progress bar below the words “Waiting for the network to be ready”. After several minutes, the window just closes without any error message, but without connecting, either.
The oddest thing is that the same XP laptop connects perfectly to an AT&T wireless connection with WPA security!
What can I do?