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Eee PC 900 has problem with wireless connection

My Eee PC has problem with wireless, I installed XP and it's fine to search the wireless signal from my other computer, but when i try to connect with it, it just take forever, and then stopped ....... i don't know what's wrong with it and i did typed in the WPA/WEP key. please help me

oh~ mine is Eee PC 900 from Taiwan, thank you We are a small registered charity with 4 pcs and 1 laptop. After installing a new router we are unable to connect 2 pcs to the wireless 2wire router. The pcs with internal devices are fine. The 2 that wont connect are external. BT have been unable to resolve problem. When we click on connection it says 'may be out of range' but never had this problem before and all green lights for signal are on. Any suggestions welcome. Many thanks

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  • terryandy Jan 07, 2009

    Thanks for your reply. I don't really think this will help as this is a new router and the same as the old one which worked perfectly. Many thanks anyway.

  • terryandy Jan 07, 2009

    Thank you for your reply. Not sure how to change to WEP encrytion key. Would appreciate detailed as poss as I am not very technical. Many thanks



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Hi terryandy,

I am using the Eee PC from Taiwan also. It is running good.

Based on your scenario, have you tried changing another new router?

Your description of having "out of range" is highly probable due to router hardware failure.

Try replacing the router and update us again.

Thank you.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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    Chip Loon Ng Jan 07, 2009

    Hi terryandy,

    Have you tried changing to WEP encrytion key?

    Do not use WPA encryption yet.

    Update me again?

    Thank you for your time.

  • Chip Loon Ng
    Chip Loon Ng Jan 07, 2009

    Hi terryandy,

    First, I must admit I may accidentally leave some steps out.

    Go to a wired PC and do the following steps.

    1. To change your Residential Gateway wireless settings:

    2. Open a browser and type or; the 2Wire Home page opens.

      If the Home page does not open, check to make sure that you have no software firewalls blocking network access.

    3. Click the Home Networking tab at the top of the 2Wire Home page.

    4. Click EDIT SETTINGS located on the right panel (Status at a Glance) under the Wireless Settings heading.

    5. Change your wireless settings and use the following information if you want to change to a custom WEP key. 64-bit hexadecimal keys are exactly 10 characters in length. (For example, 123456789A is a valid string of 10 characters for 64-bit encryption.)
      128-bit hexadecimal keys are exactly 26 characters in length. (For example, 456FBCDF123400144445271730 is a valid string of 26 characters for 128-bit encryption.)
      64-bit ASCII keys are exactly 5 characters in length. (For example, GMODE is a valid string of 5 characters for 64-bit encryption)
      128-bit ASCII keys are exactly 13 characters in length (For example, 2008SUNSSWIN1 is a valid string of 13 characters for 128-bit encryption.)

    6. Try using 64bit bit WEP Encryption
    7. Click "Use custom Passphrase"
    8. Type in the 10 character password ( also known as wireless password"
    9. For the network name, stick to the given name , e.g. 2WIRE554
    10. Click Save
    11. Exit from the browser
    12. Go to the wireless notebook or PC, and try detect 2WIRE554 signal.
    13. If requested, type in the 10 character password you have entered in the router just now.
    14. Click connect.

    Hope this helps :)

    Update me again.

    thank you! ^_^



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