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Archos 5 wifi connection sets up ok and gets the net 2nd time wont pick up the router

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    My 250GB Archos 5 does not detect any wifi connections. I've tried installing the latest OS to no avail. It used to work just fine.

  • r0nin_r0 Jan 06, 2009

    My Archos can find plenty of wireless networks (my neighbours) but not my one, using a bebox router. Laptop, wii etc have no problem connecting to the bebox....

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    Having the same problem here. Not one wifi network detected (my laptop and xbox detect at least 6 networks).
    Used to work just fine, all of a sudden just stopped working.

    Tried updating firmware but no deal.

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"hi have an archos 5, when trying to connect to wifi, keep getting "wifi error .(0)" or "wifi error .(21), i know i am in a wifi network area as my laptop and palm pda can connect ok, however the archos seems to keep scanning for networks until it eventually switches off, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated"

i have the same problem...PLEASE is there ANYONE who knows how to solve this issue.. my email is hbhuralal@gmail.com i need desperate help..

thankyou

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Firstly Check if your WIFI router is working by accessing the WIFI connection from another computer, tablet or phone.

If it does, then use the same WiFi connection settings that it has on your ARCHOS.

You could also try connecting your ARCHOS to a friend's WiFi network and if this works, change your access point parameters to similar ones.

OTHER TROUBLESHOOTING OPTIONS:
1. Check your WiFi router/modem documentation to see if it has a pairing button that needs to be pressed. Some modems have such a button that must be pressed the very first time you try to make a WiFi connection with a new device.

2. If you have to enter a password (a security code of type WEP or WPA) be very careful that you do not confuse a 1 and I (one and letter "I"), a 0 and O (zero and letter "O"), or U and V. These are common mistakes.

3. When entering a security code for your WiFi access, check the box "Show Password" which will allow you to see exactly what you are typing in. This will avoid any mistakes.

4. Some access points use what is known as MAC filtering. That means, the WiFi access point has a list of access numbers (every hardware device has a unique MAC number) which are the only ones allowed to access to the WiFi point. The person managing the WiFi modem/router should shut off this MAC filtering system to see if this solves the problem. It is recommended to shut off MAC filtering in general as this is now known to be an outdated and ineffective system for WiFi security. If you must use it, you can find your device's specific MAC address by going to Settings >Wireless & Networks > Wi-Fi settings > Menu > Advanced. It will look something like 00:16:dc:5e:9e:39.

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To make sure that the ARCHOS can recognize the presence of the WiFi access point, go to Menu > Settings > Wireless controls > WiFi settings and then see what is listed under the section "Wi-Fi Networks". One or several WiFi access points should be listed.

If the access point you want to connect to is not listed, then it might be
• Because the router/modem is not switched on.
• Because the router/modem access point is set to not broadcast its identity (even though it is available for use). Ask the manager of the WiFi modem/router to temporarily enable the identity (SSID) broadcasting. To do so, one would have to go into the settings of the router/modem either by using the web browser or a special application program that came with the router/modem. Search for a setting that has a name something like "Hide SSID" and make sure it is off. Once this is done, the ARCHOS should recognize the access point and be able to connect to it. The ARCHOS just needs to connect once and it will "know" this access point - even when it is later "hidden". The WiFi router/modem can then be set back to "Hidden SSID". In general, hiding the SSID of your modem/router is ineffective as a security measure so you might as well just leave it on.

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i have the same problem...PLEASE is there ANYONE who knows how to solve this issue.. my email is hbhuralal@gmail.com i need desperate help..

thankyou

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do you have mac filters enabled.
Check the signal
The device only supports wireless g (check your network is enabled for wireless g) Device is not backwards compatible and does not support anything other than band G
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fouund it here - http://www.downloadplex.com/Drivers/Firmware/Archos/Download-Archos-605-Wifi-4GB-Firmware-2.1.04_109044.html

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