My BEFW11S4 sets up fine with my wife's MN-510 USB adapter. Running unsecured, I had no problems for years. Since I activeated WPA the wife looses the ability to connect to the internet once a day, or so. I thought this was a DCHP problem and changed her to a static IP. No joy. The router is set to renew the key every hour. That does not coincide with the failure [more like 24 hours.] Even when she can't connect to the internet, the wife's task bar connectoid always shows that the status is fine, signal very good, etc. ip/release ip/renew or "repair" don't restore the connection. WZC shows "automatic" connection to my network. Reboot [tedious] restores connection. Using WZC to disconnect and reconnect restores the connection when I manually enter the WPA. I'm guessing this is a security issue. The disconnect/reconnect/reenter work around is OK but I'd like to make this a bit easier. Any clue as to why this happens? Thank you.
16 years ago