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Solved: Can't seem to access the Internet on my Wifi connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ad3n, Jun 27, 2010.

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  1. ad3n

    ad3n Thread Starter

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    I've got a wifi setup going with 2 computers hardlined in and working fine. I tried allowing access for my sister's laptop (all computers running Win7) and I'm able to connect to the network, however it's only "Limited Access" and does not connect to the Internet.

    The network is password protected and WPA2. The wireless signal is on, and the Network Mode is on Mixed (not just G, N, or B only). My girlfriend's Mac was able to get onto the wifi network but the connection was acting odd by occasionally going in and out of connections at random times. The router is a LinkSys WRT160N.

    Any ideas on what info I can provide you guys so that I can get this laptop up and running?
     
  2. willjackson

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    you could change the security encryption to wpa only, try to connect again check if it will work
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Reset to factory defaults and reconfigure. Start with WPA/PSK and see if that works, it's the most compatible encryption.
     
  4. ad3n

    ad3n Thread Starter

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    The problem with going down to WPA is that I recently had someone hack into my connection, so I'm quite leary about downgrading that aspect.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Well, I can assure you that they didn't hack WPA with a strong random key, it's still quite secure. The only known exploit is for an attacker to insert small packets into the stream, but no connection is possible. Besides, this is a test to see if it's the encryption.
     
  6. ad3n

    ad3n Thread Starter

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    See, this is why I come here. Changing it to WPA was the trick to get it going. Thanks guys.
     
  7. JohnWill

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    Great, glad to see it worked out. :)
     
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