First, it is not necessary to "get someone's attention". You need to
post details of your router brand, model, hardware revision,
firmware version and your operating system, wireless card and driver
version. You should not have to change anything on the laptop if you
change the channel on the router/AP.

On Sat, 10 Jun 2006 22:06:53 GMT, ff wrote:

>Ok, now that I have your attention..... I can only connect wirelessly to
>my wireless access point when the encryption security is disabled.
>I have tried both WEP and WPA and different key words of the proper
>number of letters. My laptop attempts to connect but its no-go and timesout.
>Any ideas or suggestions?
>I have several close neighbors with encrypted wireless networks. Could
>this be the problem?
> I am currently on the default channel 11. If I change the channel on
>the access point, do I need to change something on the laptop too?
>Thanks in advance.


Barb Bowman
MS Windows-MVP