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If you know what the spec for your laptop is check the encryption its capable of on a wireless network. If it an older laptop then its probably only 64bit encryption whereas your router is probably 128bit. If this is the case you need to set your router to 64bit encryption for it to work, and then the access key for your 2nd home pc to work
You can get the key by going into the setup of the wireless router.
That's where you setup a key, or passphrase, and security options for
anyone else connecting to your wireless network. Sometimes your router
might have a default key on a sticker or in the manual.
Generally you access your wireless routers through the PC that is wired
to your router and for setting it up.
You need to first find out how to login to your router's setup. Often
it can be using your browser going to 192.168.1.1, but it varies router
From there you can get your key information to be used on the other
wireless computers so they can access the wireless network.
Once you have the key, you then go to each wireless computer and go to
your Control Panel, then click Network Connections, then look for any
wireless connection. If your wireless router is working, your other
wireless computers should see the wireless network, then click to
I would first remove the Security off the router completely and then make sure the device can connect without any
security - IF it connects OK, then at least you know the wireless works all OK with the device
Next, add the security back on, - Make sure the device does support the type of security you are using - WPA2 needs
special hardware to work - so you could start with WEP, or WPA
It may also be a conflict with other wireless signals - like cordless phones, although, I would suspect that effects all
devices - But it maybe worth changing the wireless cahnnel used in the router - to avoid interference download and run
this program on a PC http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
Then run the program - If you get an error - You need [URL="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?
FamilyId=333325FD-AE52-4E35-B531-508D977D32A6&displaylang=en"]NET Framework[/URL] installed for the WiFi Inspector to
Look at the wireless signals in your area and what channel they are using and the strength of the signal - where possible
try to use channel 1 or 6 or 11, as they do not overlap other channels
If still an issue please comment back, and i will look into further
Yes, the 2nd PC will need an RJ 45 cable ( straight through ) not a crossover. This cable is connected to the port connector in the router on the back numbered 1-2-3-4. That is if it is a 4 port router. You can select either one preferably the number 2 port will do. Then the PC should detect the connections and you will be on. automatically. 1. Check the network in the task bar on the bottom right of you screen for the 2nd PC and see if you have a connection. If this is Windows XP you will see an Icon with to monitors showing . Right click to see the connectivity.
You will need to check the wireless settings of
wep key is a password for the wireless network. your wireless network must be secured. You will need to check the wireless security settings on your router. Is there any computer online using the router. If yes then you can open the router set up page on
that computer. router set up page is the page where you can check
all the router settings. Click Here for more information about the routers
Unfortunately you have to know your security key, it's there for your privacy protection, like passwords to your e-mail or other services. You have to ask the person who set up the router about the password (key), or ask that person to change it to a new one - and this time write it down and put in a safe place, where you can find it in the future, like on a piece of paper pasted on the router box. If you change the key on the router, and have other computer(s) using this connection, you will have to re-enter the new key on those machines.
what is your router? do you know the gateway of your router?
1. Know what is your gateway by using a pc that is online hardwire to your router > On that pc- check your gateway by doing ipconfig- your DG is your gateway 2. Then access the configuration page of your router- ex. 192.168.1.1 > Use your browser and type your gateway there. > It will ask for username and password. You should know that. 3. When your inside your router's configuration page-look for wireless tab, then look for wireless security- you should be able to see there your wep key. 4. Finally type in that wep key on your toshiba laptop. It might ask you to confirm, so type it twice. =)
The password is a WPA Shared Key. The secret key will be shown in your routers security or advanced or network configuration page.......if you forgot the key then the best alternative will be to reset the router you could simply create a new WPA-PSK and then setup each machine again that needs wireless access to your network.