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WLAN problems Can't always connect to a wireless site. When it is new to the pda, it generally connects to the site. However, when I return to the same site, the pda won't allow me to connect to the internet. It "sees" the wireless site and says it is connected. But when you tap explorer, you get a message saying you cannot connect with those settings. But the settings show a wide open link. Any suggestions on what to try?

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Re: WLAN problems

Just some stabs in the dark:

1) Are the site and your iPAQ using the same security setting? Both must be the same: WEP, OPEN (none) or WPA.

2) Does the site require you to acknowledge an opening page FIRST before allowing you to proceed to the page you wish? This happens to me frequently. I'm redirected initally to an acknowledgement page (legalese) first and I (at first) didn't realize I have to scroll down, find the OK and click to proceed.

3) Sometimes in the past, I've had to disable security at the router (assuming you control it, like at home), connect in the open, turn security back on, reconnect using passkey and from then on, I'm connected without having to reenter key (based on setting). Didn't make any sense to me, but it seemed to work that was, for a couple different devices I own.

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