When I enter the router password, the following message appears: the network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your configuration.
I tried this and when attempting to connect again, a prompt box appeared asking for a network key (also called a WEP or WPA key).
) it can't be created a second time, ISPs don't support that. There should be only "Local Area Connection" there (and/or possibly "Wireless Network Connection"). (copy in a command prompt, just highlight the text with a mouse drag and press enter). Did you run the networking wizard once you reformated and reinstalled the OS. After all of this is done then connect using the wireless connection.
Is the network setup for just auto IP configuration. Oh and make sure that the mac address of the wireless card on the xp machine has not been excluded in a mac address filter in the router.
The most common types of wireless security are Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA). The password it uses can often be cracked in a few minutes with a basic laptop computer and widely available software tools.
To fix, you go into the properties page of your wireless connection, go to "Wireless Networks" tab and then to Properties of the chosen wireless network you are trying to connect to. Right click on the network icon, select properties, then the tab for Authentication. If you have an antivirus with firewall, make sure to also deactivate windows firewall. Wireless security is the prevention of unauthorized access or damage to computers using wireless networks. After checking various forums, advice was to unclick the 'enable IEEE 802.1 authentication box in the router properties. It finds the router fine but stalls at 'validating identity'. I have also read that WEP needs to be switched to WPA.