When you repair a wireless connection, it is disabled and re-enabled, which clears many error conditions on wireless network adapters.When a wireless client running Windows XP with SP2 or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 attempts a wireless connection, it goes through the following authentication states, which are indicated as the status of the wireless connection in the Network Connections folder, and in the new wireless connection Status dialog box, and in the Wireless Network Connection dialog box: Once authentication has succeeded, a wireless client running Windows XP with SP2 or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 then attempts to obtain a valid IP address configuration and goes through the following states, which are indicated as the status of the wireless connection in the Network Connections folder, and in the new wireless connection Status dialog box, and in the Wireless Network Connection dialog box: These improvements give the user and the network troubleshooter more information about how the wireless connection is progressing, from the initial association to the allocation of a valid IP address.
If it does, then next enable your other security protocol, put the password into the PC and see if it continues to connect. check to see if you have any Anti Virus or internal firewalls (like Zone Alarm) active.
If you try all of this and can't get a connection, then I'd relook at the NIC drivers first.. If you do, make sure that you have set the IP address of the wireless PC as having permission to access your network.
then I'd troubleshoot the wireless by doing the following: 1) Make sure that the MAC address of the wireless NIC card is in the "accepted" list on the router.
2) For the time being, disable the option to secure the wireless by MAC addresses.
its already been 4 days and i still cannot log on to my computer. S It never happened before I reformatted my computer Thanks in advance. If so, does the computer connect if you plug it directly into your router instead of using the wireless?
If your computer can connect to your network via the wire...
For detailed information about a Windows-based authentication infrastructure, see Wireless Deployment Technology and Component Overview.
For detailed information about how to deploy a wireless LAN using IEEE 802.1X authentication, see Deployment of Protected 802.11 Networks Using Microsoft Windows.
This article assumes background knowledge in IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN and associated security technologies and the components of a Windows-based authentication infrastructure.