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Can't get Wireless Access Using Netgear Router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ntejevo, Oct 5, 2007.

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  1. ntejevo

    ntejevo Thread Starter

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    I have recently installed a netgear WGR614v6 and it works perfectly well wired but wireless will not work. I have gone through the wireless settings and all look ok. On my laptop the SSID and WEP key both match exactly.

    I have searched the web and other people who have had this problem have used netgear software to configure their wireless cards and the problem was solved however I have a work laptop and a PS3 both of which can't be configured. Is there anything I can do on the router to get it to work.

    On the laptop I can see the router but when I try to connect I always get "Failed to Associate" message.
     
  2. Jaymie1989

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    Hi,

    Is your router set to connect to wireless devices or not allow?
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    If you're using WEP passcodes, don't do that. Use ONLY the HEX key options, passcodes don't always work across brands for WEP.
     
  4. ntejevo

    ntejevo Thread Starter

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    John What do you mean by WEP pass codes? I used a psscode to create the WEP key, are you saying I should manually create a WEP key?

    Jaymie - I believe it is set up to allow all users - I checked the section that restricts access to certain mac addresses and it is not set
     
  5. TerryNet

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    Yes, John meant use HEX keys, not ascii passphrases or passcodes. Also, first see if you can connect with encryption disabled.
     
  6. billybonzo

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    what is a hex key plz :)
     
  7. TerryNet

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    A hex key is composed of hexadecimal digits. 10 digits for 64-bit WEP and 26 digits for 128-bit WEP.
     
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