I have a Netgear wireless router (NB6Plus4W) configured with WPA-PSK security which is all working fine. The problem I have is with a new d-link wireless AP/Repeater I just got so that to use my laptop on WIFI away from my routers range. It does support WPA. You can see the pdf manual here...
When I configure my wireless settings on my laptop with the same settings as my wireless Netgear router... it will still connect to the network and allow internet access etc, but with a note indicated by a yellow exclamation mark stating..."Connected but Un-secured". When I again check the security settings on my laptop, the wpa settings are now gone and it idicates NO security (Open).
I am using windows 7 on a DSL plan.
The wireless status when connected is reading....Security type: Unsecured. Radio type : 802.11g. Signal: Excellent. SSID: allair(my company name)
Each time I configure the correct WPA details into my laptop and save it... next time I check it still always shows Encrytion: NONE
Each time I reboot my computer it asks me to set up a new connection, and when I start the process it asks me for an 8 digit PIN number which the new wifi AP does not have, so I cancel and agree to connect without a new connection and it does... but no security.
I also tried the same process with an older Netgear AP that does not support WPA and the exact same thing happens.
My question therefore is... How can this happen? How can the Repeater allow access through my main router that has WPA? Shouldn't it ask me for the password for WPA? This would mean my neighbor could hijack my connection. All sounds weird to me.
Hope someone can help with the answer as I don't want the expence of a new AP unless I really have to.
Kind Regards.... Mike
PS: I do have SS pics if anyone wants to see them