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"Attempting to authenticate"

By Hanson Duan
Feb 25, 2013
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  1. I continuously get this problem on my laptop and I have no idea why it is occurring. I just fixed it by running a system restore but I think it may happen again.
    What can I do to stop this from happening?
    Please help!
     
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    What gives you that error message? Windows? If you're not specific it can be very hard to tell.
     
  3. Hanson Duan

    Hanson Duan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    It's in the wireless adapters in the control panel. Under the network adapter it says Attempting to Authenticate and I'm unable to connect any networks.
    It happens everyday and persists for like 30 minutes
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    Is this your router? Authentication is attempting to match your securing phrase to the router's SSID phrase.
    This screen shot shows SSID DX752 is encrypted with WEP (hold mouse over the name)
    [​IMG]
    and unless I know the phrase, I can't logon to it.

    At a public hotspot, the phrase is shown, you ask for it, or it is totally unnecessary
    (in which case there would not be any Authentication at all)
     
  5. Hanson Duan

    Hanson Duan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    What do you mean if its my router?
     
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    Your computer is trying to authenticate to a wireless network. Your settings are wrong, so it's failing.
     
  7. Hanson Duan

    Hanson Duan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    What settings could be wrong so I can change/fix them.
    Thanks!
     
  8. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    What operating system do you have? On Win7:

    Start > 'manage wireless networks' >

    Find the wireless network name, delete it.
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    Exactly what it says, are you attempting to access a router you own or are you at some public location attempting to access any-old-thing you can see?
     
  10. Hanson Duan

    Hanson Duan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Ah, I thought you meant if that network was my router XD
    But yes, it is my router, and I have no idea what is causing this as it may be fine 1 mintue earlier, and then suddenly I would not be able to connect
    And I have already deleted the network and re-added it, it did not help but it was fine the next day.
     
  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    Disconnect power from the router; wait 30 seconds and then power up again.

    let it get configured from your modem and then try to connect.
     
     


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