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Re: connection problems with secondary computer
the key code is the security code or the password that is enabled in the router,are you trying to connect to you own comcast network or to someone elses??
if you are conecting to your own comcast network then you need to log into the computer which can go online using you comcast box,once you are in that computer you need to go ahead and click on start,run in the box type in cmd and hit enter,it shud open a black box for you in this black box go ahead and check the default gateway an example of default gateway wud be like this no 192.168.1.1,make a note of the default gateway and open an internet explorer page now type the default gateway in the address box without http,it shud open the router page for you from comcast,it will tell you to put in the user name and password,the default for comcast is username is comcast and password is 1234 incase you cannot login you can contact comcast so that they can reset the password for you,once you are in this page you will see the wireless setting click on it and there you will see something wghich says wireless security or wep key or authentication key that is the key code..u can now use this key code to connect to the network....
if you are trying to conect to someone elses network thent he person who has setup the wireles comcast network will be able to give you the network key...
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It sounds like you don't have the correct security (WEP/WPA) key. if you are trying to connect to your own network, I need more information. if you are trying to connect to someone else's network, please stop, it's illegal.
Well, there can me a lot of small little problems for you this time. I suggest you to firstly logon your router via his general ip adress. After you change wireless password entry settings (i suggest you to use wpa2 systems, I suppose you dont need bigger security if its home network) , you should then check your wireless reciever, restart it, refresh transmiter to search new connections, and when it founds your name connection, i.e. Dynex G, click on it and it should automaticly asks you for a password. Enter it and save it. Thats about it.
The wep key is setup on the wireless router, not the adapter. If you do not have the login information for the router, then the easiest thing to do is reset the router to default settings (this removes any existing keys) and then configure it with a new key. If you reset the router, you will need to connect to the router with a network cable to reconfigure it.
Possible reason why your computer is not getting online wirelessly is because the wireless settings on the router and the wireless settings on your computer do not match. Here are some troubleshooting steps that I suggest you try:
A. Checking the Wireless Settings of the Router
Note: You need to use a computer hardwired to the router to check the wireless settings.
1. Open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. 2. Connect to the router by typing http://routerlogin.com/basicsetting.htm or http://192.168.1.1 in the address field and click Enter or Return key. 3. A window will prompt for a user name and password. The default username is "admin" and the default password is "password".
Note: If it doesn't take password as the password, you might have changed it when you have run the NETGEAR Setup CD so please try other passwords. If you can't remember the password, you need to reset the router and run the Setup CD to reconfigure it.
4. When the setup page opens, click on the Wireless Settings under Setup and take note of the SSID. 5. You may also change the wireless channel here. We suggest channels 1, 6 and 11. 6. At the bottom of the page, look for the Security Options. If in case that the security is set to WEP or WPA-PSK, we have to enter the same wireless security on all wireless PCs. To make sure of the key, we can try modifying the security. Please refer to the following:
For WEP: Select Key 1 and enter 10 hexadecimal digits (0-9 and A-F) on the empty box beside it. Then, click on Apply.
For WPA-PSK: Enter an alphanumeric key (minimum of 8 characters) on the Passphrase box and click on Apply.
Note: The Key and Passphrase are case-sensitive.
7. On the left pane, please scroll down and click on Wireless Settings under Advanced. Please make sure that the boxes for Enable Wireless Router Radio and Enable SSID Broadcast are checked. 8. Click on the Setup Access List button and uncheck the box Turn Access Control On. 9. Click the Apply button.
B. Connecting to the Wireless Network
For Windows XP Service Pack 1:
1. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks. 2. Click on the Advanced tab. 3. Please delete all the preferred networks then click on OK. 4. Right click on the Wireless icon again and click on View Available Wireless Networks. 5. Please select your network and click on Connect. If you have Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-fi Protected Access (WPA) enabled on the router, it will ask you for the network key. Please type in the Network Key and then confirm it. 6. Make sure not to enable IEEE and then click on Connect.
For Windows XP Service Pack 2:
1. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks. 2. Click on the Change Advanced Settings. 3. Click on the Wireless Networks tab remove all the preferred networks then click on OK. 4. Right click on the Wireless icon then click on View Available Wireless Networks. 5. Select your network and click on Connect. 6. If you have Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) enabled on the router, it will ask you for the network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect.
For Windows Vista:
1. Click Start then select Connect To. 2. Connect to a network window will show up. 3. Select your wireless network and click Connect. 4. It will ask you for a network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect.
Note: You may use the wireless utility of your wireless adapter in connecting to the wireless network but you need to clear "Use Windows to configure my wireless networks" on the Wireless Networks tab.
We hope that the above steps provided would help resolve the problem. If the steps above did not work, we will need to get some additional details from you to be able to assist you further. I have summarized my questions below:
1. Can your computer go online when it is hardwired to the router? 2. What wireless adapter are you using? 3. What is the operating system of your computer?