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how to setup a wifi home network?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by idiodumb, Oct 13, 2011.

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  1. idiodumb

    idiodumb Thread Starter

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    Hello all.

    I have a dir-615 D-link router. It is well installed with my main computer that is an old XP windows system.

    I tried to create a network to give acces to my friend laptop when he comes home(he has a mac). I setuped a network with a name and a password.

    So my friend could find the network name and i gave him the password, but it never works. Another friend of mine also came with an older iBook laptop and the same thing happens.

    What should I do ? The laptop computer can see my network, but nobody can access??


    Best regards to all. Idiodumb
     
  2. idiodumb

    idiodumb Thread Starter

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    welll explained problem: Ok I think my problem is quite simple, but enigmatic to me... I have a PC connected to a router D-link Dir-615. Internet Works with my PC. I have established a network and I have a name for the network + password. My laptop can see my network among others networks from neighbors around. So when I chose mine and give the password, it cant connect to it.

    Sorry about my English
     
  3. khaletech

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    Have you verified that you are using the same encryption schema between the router and the device/machine attempting to connect to it?

    e.g. be sure that if you selected WPA2 on the router, that the device/machine attempting to connect to it is trying to use WPA2 as well. If the router is using WPA and the device/machine attempts to connect (with the right password) using WEP it will not encrypt/decrypt properly therefore not allowing the connection.
     
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    Make sure that you are not using (on the router) MAC Address filtering and try first w/o encryption. What encryption are you trying to use?
     
  5. idiodumb

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    Hello TerryNet and Khaletech,

    I must admit this seem to be more complicated than I thought. Thank you for your responses by the way.

    My computer have given connection to another laptop in the past (it was a mac). Everything worked easily that time.

    I thought that the basic configuration would allow me to connect things with easy. Even my Lexmark printer is having difficulties to connect with my router. ("Adding wireless device: Session Time-Out.") (PIN or PBC, boths methods didnt work with me).

    I dont know is the router is using WPA and I dont know where to go to see that. I can have access to: "My netword places", I then click to "Wireless N router" and I go to a D-Link webpage to see a panel showing the router configuration. Where should I go next?
     
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    After you login to the router I assume you see my attachment 1 -- click on Wireless Settings. Then click on Manual Wireless Network Setup (2nd attach.). If you want to do it another way I cannot help, 'cause I never look at WPS or the wizard thing.

    Then (3rd attach.) set the Security Mode to None. Later you'll want to set this to something else, such as what I am showing.

    Then click on the Advanced tab at the top and then on Network Filter on the left. It should be set to Off, as in my 4th attachment.
     

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