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Can't connect to wireless network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by AceW, Apr 16, 2007.

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  1. AceW

    AceW Thread Starter

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    We have 3 computers connected to our wanadoo wireless router. 2 run off special wireless adapters and the newest uses its own 'RT73 USB Wireless LAN card' All the computers used to be able to connect to the wireless signal.
    After Configuring the signal to use WEP encryption only the computer without the special wireless adapters can't connect. It can find the network and says 'limited or no connectivity'. I've tried clicking repair but it says it can't renew the IP address. I've tried reseting the router but it doesn't help.
     
  2. gurutech

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    You need to configure that card to use the same WEP encryption configuration as the router.

    And if your router supports it, WPA with a long, random passkey is much more secure than WEP.
     
  3. AceW

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    How would i configure the wireless card to use the same encryption key? Everything about the wireless nnetwork seems right but it won't connect.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    You might start by disabling encryption on the router and seeing if this allows you to connect. If so, then you know where the issues are. :)
     
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