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Belkin wireless security

Im using a belkin wireless router and windows vista.the problem is i can connect all my computers to the internet through this router until i turn on wap security.as soon as i turn the wap security on my client laptops instantly get a red cross on the signal icon and wont connect to the internet.i think i have to change the setting on my client laptops,but i dont know how to in vista.any help would do.thanks

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  • wilhood Dec 12, 2008

    Thanks for the comments both of you. Im not at home to try it at the moment but i will soon. thanks again

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Plug a laptop straight into the router with a cable. then open an internet browser and type in 192.168.0.1
type in the username and password. the default will be admin for username and password for password. then close the browser and unplug the cable. it might detect wireless internet after a few seconds. if it doesn't, it is possible that you have a PC set up as the internet gateway for the laptops or something, so when you introduce encryption the laptops can't get access. in which case you should go to your wireless icon on the laptop and click that and open the connection list. double click on the wap secured connection and try to connect. it should ask for a username and password, which you have secured the wireless encryption with. enter that and it should connect to the gateway.
dunno if this helps, good luck
chris
ziraffa@hotmail.com

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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    chris grams Dec 12, 2008

    or you could download netstumbler (just google it) and start a scan and see if your router and/or the PC's wireless card appears on the list. i can't remember if it tells you if they are secured or not, but i imagine it does. if your running linux try wireshark or kismet, they do pretty much the same thing. it just might provide you with a bit more information, i guess..
    chris



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