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Re: Need ESSID and WEP info for a Toshiba Satellite A205
The users guide for your laptop won't have information about ESSID or WEP for any wireless networks you are trying to connect to. SSID is Site Security Identification. That is the name of the wireless network you are connecting to and WEP is Wired Equivalent Privacy and is a key that is set up on the wireless network that if you don't know that key you can't use that wireless network even if you know the SSID. Each wireless network will have its own ESSID and WEP settings. If you control (I.E. you have the username and password for that router) the wireless router that you are settings up you control what the ESSID and WEP settings are. If you purchased the wireless router that you are trying to connect to, you might need a users guide for that router or if the company you get your Internet from owns your wireless router, you need to contact them concerning the setup of that wireless router.
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The router's password is a Passphrase or the WEP or WPA orWPA2 encryption key.
The Passphrase generates the WEP or WPA or WPA2 encryptionkey and this is in the router's wireless settings.
To connect to your wireless router, it needs the router'swireless settings configured ie SSID, WPA or WPA2 encryption key and also thewireless cards in all the laptops and or computers needs to be configured withthese router's wireless settings. Then the laptops and desktop computers cancommunicate with your wireless router.
restart the computer and press F8 select safe mode and wait until it loads on your desktop click start > all programs > accessories > system restore and select the date that your computer is still working fine
Your WEP is the security key you set in your router to allow other authorised devices to access your network. When you set it up, you set the WEP to protect your network from others accessing it without the key. So now all you have to do is set the WEP (security) key in your laptop the same as your router and you're cookin'. The same key must be used to connect any thing, iPhone, Wii, Play Station, anything that has WiIFi capabilty.
Be sure Wireless Lan feature activated on your PC (check user manual). Get network params from your Roommate PC (Protocol: WEP or WPA? Security key or Passphrase? Radio Band"A B G or N) Replicate same info on your PC. OR try connecting to a free access point (no password required) if you have one available in range: Right click on Wlan Icon on Systray select "View available wireless network" connect to any unsecure network OR to a secure network if you know password
>Start >Control Panel >Network and Sharing Center >Manage Wireless Network >Double Click on your Wireless Network or SSID > Click on "Security" tab >On "Security Type" click on down arrow to select "No Authentication (Open) " >Click OK and it should connect !