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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 2015-06-18, 07:20 AM
 
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Perhaps you accidentally pressed the function key disabling wireless.
Don't know what key is used on your laptop but mine is F3. Thats one possibility.

Other possibility is your OS is still trying to connect to an old setting. Delete all your network settings in the control panel and reset the connection.
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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 2015-06-18, 11:02 AM
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The new router undoubtedly does WPS. Does the laptop?
WPS is very insecure and should never be used. It can be cracked in about two seconds from a PC or laptop.

Use a key consisting of at least 15 random letters, numbers and special characters or a phrase of at least 5 words. All keys should contain at least one each of a letter of upper case, a letter of lower case, a number and a special character.
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63 random character passwords can be obtained from www.grc.com. Click on Services > Perfect Passwords.

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I just love trying to type in those 63 random character passwords 10 times before I give up. A 5 or 6 word nonsensical phase with a number and special character or two randomly thrown in is all I can handle.
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Cut 'n paste does wonders. It's not something you have to do every time.

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Gentlemen. I only suggested WPS as a means to get that first elusive connection to check if everything was working...not to actually use.




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This is an interesting site to test hypothetical passwords (I'm not suggesting you actually test your password). You can test out variations. For example
thisisatest can be cracked in 10 days, but
this is a test would take a million years.

A passphrase is much more secure.
Add some numbers/char/change case.
https://howsecureismypassword.net/
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^^^^

I just tried that with one of those 63 random character passwords and the result is:
605 quattuortrigintillion years. That's probably long enough.

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