02-08-2012 05:51 AM
I have updated my router from a 802.11g to 802.11n and am able to connect wirelessly to the internet on a unsecured network, but not the secured network. I have done my research and from what I understand for a 802.11n to work the computer has to be running at least Windows 2002. I am using Windows XP 2003 SP3. I have been in touch with Lynskys and they advised me I needed the most recent update for the AR5001X+ from Toshiba.
Can any one tell me where I can download this update ( if there is one)?
FYI, my problem was just steaming some videos, other than that the 802.11g was working fine, a little slower than the 802.11n, so I would love to be able to use this new router. Would it make a difference if I upgraded to a more expensive model?
Thank you in advance four your input.
02-09-2012 08:17 AM
Good morning Peter,
Thanks for getting back to me. I have been trying to resolve this for a few weeks now.
My laptop is a Satellite P15 S409. I am running Windows XP, SP3 and 2GB memory with 68% of free space. (Don't know if you need to know all that).
Before I upgraded my router to the 802.11n, it was working fine, but slow.
02-09-2012 10:23 AM
Are you using the internal Wi-Fi adapter that came with the laptop?
Here's your latest driver.
02-09-2012 10:33 AM
Yes, I am, and I have un-installed it and re-installed it twice with the disc, followed by going to the device manager, right clicking on the Atheros adapter and checking for updates.
How did you find that, the latest version I could find was 2006, I think?
So am I correct in thinking I should be able to use a 802.11n wireless router with my Toshiba laptop?
Keep your fingers crossed.
I will try this later and report back the results.
Thanks so much.
02-09-2012 01:52 PM
First, I went to the support page for your laptop.
Then click the "Downloads" tab. Then I changed the dropdown list to "Wi-Fi."
I also see a support bulletin related to Wi-Fi for your model.
Maybe the router is using "turbo mode." If so, it would need to be changed.
Note also that while your computer should still work with a 802.11n router, the wireless adapter itself does not support 802.11n. It would still be connecting with 802.11g.
02-09-2012 05:20 PM
I installed the driver and no change.
I am still getting the same message about "Windows can not find a certificate" So to get on line I use the guest account.
Any other ideas for me to try?
02-10-2012 12:40 PM
Try going to your network connections, right-clicking on your wireless connection, and selecting "Properties." Select the "Authentication" tab and disable "IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network."
02-10-2012 04:42 PM
Thanks, but I have tried that numerous times. I went to The Geek Squad today at Best Buy and he said that my internet Exp. needed to be reset, I didn't even know you could reset that, anyway he did it-said I was all set. He signed onto both there secure and unsecured network. Came home all excited, and got the same message. When I unchecked the IEEE, I was able to connect for a minute, but then I get a message "invalid IP address"
I am at a loss. No idea what it could be. I can still get onto the guest account. Odd.
02-13-2012 07:40 AM
I have ordered a USB adapter from Lynksys. From what it sounds like the new 802.11n security is not provided with my factory wireless adapter. At this point the $23.00 is well worth all my time.
I will let you know how it works when I get in on Friday.
Thanks for all your time.
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