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Solved: Problem connecting wireless laptop to secured network

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I presently have 2 desktops. One is connected via wireless Netgear adapter. I have the network secured with WPA2. It works fine. The problem is I'm trying to connect my laptop with a compatible (same family) 108 Mbps wireless pc card. I can connect to my neighbor's unsecured network which is across the street and about 400 feet away with a weak signal yet downloads are quick. The laptop is about 4 feet from my router. I finally got it to briefly connect to my secured network and then it apparently lost the connection. I can't get beyond google's home page. Netgear says it's connected but something it preventing the connection.The firewall in the laptop is disabled.

If I type ipconfig, I get:
IP address
Subnet mask
Default Gateway

If I type ping, I get 4 timed outs.

I've downloaded Netgear's latest drivers for the laptop.
Suggestions? Operating system in the laptop is XP Home Ed. with everything updated.
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Maybe wireless interference; e.g., 2.4Ghz cordless phone or another network on the same or close channel. Try other channel(s). In North America the non interfering channels are 1, 6 and 11.

Your ipconfig show that you are communicating with the router. And you did get to at least one web site, right?
What is your Node Type (as shown in ipconfig /all)?

Here is something else to check, especially if you have XP SP1.

1. Click start button
2. Click "My Network Places"
3. Right-click and click on "Properties"
4. Right-click on your wireless connection and click on "Properties"
5. click on the "Authentication" tab
6. Uncheck "Enable network access control using IEEE 802.1X"
7. Click "OK"
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