Ok I joined this forum to get assistance/knowledge for this issue.
Long story short, I upgraded hard drives in my laptop (TOTALLY DIFFERENT HD), installed drivers and BAM, I was connected to my wireless router. I was just so used to it connecting I didn't think much of it today when I realized I never put the password in. So is it possible my NIC card has some kind of flash non volatile ram that stores this info? I checked my routers config page, sure enough wireless encryption is enabled and password is there. I dont want this to be a flame the new guy war about why wpa2 is unsecure/good enough, the bigger issue here is that I reinstalled Windows and it remembered my password. I use a DELL XPS M1330 and a netgear router flashed with ddwrt v24-sp2. Any takers? I do have one other thought about whats happening
, (which is a scary thought) but I want you guys to give me your input too, I may be wrong.
P.S. If you must, you can comment on my wpa2 psk TKIP choice. Im only still using it because my last pcs had that as their strongest encryption