On Fri, 16 Nov 2007 02:14:19 -0500, alaskapete
>Hey, thanks for replying. Not to be rude, but if you read my post, I
>did say that they are both (router and laptop) set to "wpa-psk (no
Sorry. I missed that. I only saw the WPA. Speed reading, sloppy,
>That was one of the first things I checked when I saw this
>thread. And now the laptop is NOT able to surf or anything, just gives
>me the same message incessantly. Other laptops are using the same
>wireless network without that problem.
Well, something on this particular computer is trying to authenticate
with an authentication server that it can't find. The problem is that
I can't figure out which network setting might cause this behavior.
Are you prehaps setup to try to login to a Windoze PDC (primary domain
controller)? A Google search only returns pointers to 802.1x
authentication, which should be set for WPA-PSK.
The only thing I can suggest is that your XP operating system is
behind on updates. Try downloading and installing Belarc Advisor
It's an inventory control program of PC hardware and installed
software which should show which updates are installed. Look for some
that are missing or have red marks that indicate they should be
There were also some wireless updates that made major changes to the
how WZC works. See:
If you find a solution to this one, I would very much be interested in
what fixed the problem.
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