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Why wont my network security key work

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June 3, 2012 6:35:05 PM

Hello,
I have two laptops,1 running vista other running Windows 7 they both work fine on wireless network.I am trying to set up a pc running xp and it asks for network key i put in same password as for other comps and it says it should be 5 to 10 characters or 10 to 26 characters,my password is 8...Why wont it it except the same password as the other computers?? I have belkin router and can get into router using a code in search bar to read security codes but also can not get into router using the pc
June 3, 2012 10:30:02 PM

Which service pack does your XP machine use?

XP SP1 does not support WPA2 and needs a patch to support WPA. SP2 supports WPA but needs a patch to support WPA2. SP3 supports either without any patch.
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June 13, 2012 9:44:52 PM

I will have a look what service pack i am running,where do i get the patches from?Thanks for your advice/help.
June 13, 2012 9:50:36 PM

Just install SP3 , It has all the fixes for wireless security encryption.
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