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Acer Wireless Password Connection

I have an Acer laptop and can connect to any wireless connection if there is not a password on it. However, if I try to connect to a modum that is password enabled, it won't connect, even if I have the correct password. It says that the password has to be 5 or 13 characters long but the password on this particular wireless port is only 9 characters long. This is not the first time I have had this problem, I just thought that I had the wrong password on the previous ones. Now, after I played around with it and couldn't get it connected, if I boot my computer up in range of this modem, it doesn't even ask for a password, just tries to connect it and then comes up and says internet disconnected. Any ideas?

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WEP is a standard encryption standard that has a 4 keys based on a passphrase. In addition to the correct name and the correct key, make sure youre picking the correct numerical key. (Example: Youre connecting to network MYHOME and the passphrase generated 4 keys and the router is using key number 3. You must use the third key.) Look up the settings on the router and retrieve the encryption key, and whether its the first, second, third, or fourth key. Youll need a computer thats directly connected to the router.

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Acer 5100 will not connect to wireless

Things to Check:
1. Please check if the wireless switch on your laptop is ON?
2. Are you able to see your wireless network in the list of connections?

If the answer for both of the above is yes, then Turn OFF & Turn ON the Modem/Router.

Please delete all the connections that are stored on your laptop's wireless settings/Wireless connections and retry connecting to your network.

On your modem/router, please remove any security passwords and make the network accessible by any one any try connecting to the network.If the connection is successful, then reprogram the modem / router with a password.

Another easy fix to find if the fault is actually with your laptop is to go to a free public wireless hotspot and see if your laptop connects to their network.If it dd, its not your Laptop but your wireless modem/router.

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If your device can detect other acces point then, your wifi device is correctly installed. If not, os will tell your wifi have problem. If you try connect, and have problem with connection, it came from your acces point(wifi router expample). Maybe it have password that have not match with your pc. If that access point is yours, then you can try check the password for wifi using cable connection.

If that acces point(wifi router) is not yours(public), then you cant get the password unless you try hack using air-ng, backtrend using wifi device that can capture and monitor the network(wifi *** support a/b/g exmple) if it only support b/g, you cant get wep encryption password.

If it does not have password, and you try to connect, but it still problem, that mean, it have restrictly to MAC address in wifi router.

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Check that the Wireless button on laptop is enabled, this turns on/off wifi

Check that you have put the correct wirless password in, you can find this in your router under wireless settings or on the back of the router or in the letter you got with your ineternet

Have you had the wireless working before and now it doesnt work or?


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I assume when you gave the wifi a password you changed it from an open connection to a secured connection. You will most likely need to configure the XBOX internet connection again but now you will need to input the same password as you used on your laptop.

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Hi, I am trying to get my new Acer up and running. It will not connect to the internet. It is asking me to type in the network security key. I have no idea what it is asking for. Please help.

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How to turn on wireless network for aspire 4250

1. On your laptop turn ON the wireless switch, it may be on the side or in front.

2. After turning ON the wireless switch the wireless light will turn ON

3. Click on "Start" and click on "Run" type "ncpa.cpl" and click "OK"

4. "Network connections" window will open

5. In "Network connection" right click on "wireless network connection" and left click on "view available wireless networks"

6. You will get a window showing all the wireless networks in range

7. Click on the wireless network you want to connect to and click "connect"

8. If it is a secured wireless network you will be prompted to enter the password or else you will be connected directly

9. If it prompts you for a password, type the password and reconfirm the same in the 2nd box and click connect.

10. After a few seconds you will be connected to the wireless network.

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Wireless connection will not connect coz wanting password

Hi there.
Its asking for the password for the wireless router as it would seem that your network is a secured network.
The password will be on the router unless you have changed it.

Post back if you need more help.

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I have an acer aspire laptop i cant connect my wi-fi is on computer shows one hundred percent signal but wont connec--joe

If the Wireless connection you're attempting to access is your own, you will need to take some steps to discover your wireless connection's authentication password. If however the wireless connection you're attempting to connect to is not your own, don't continue reading unless the person who owns the wireless connection has given you permission to connect to their network.

Anyways, the easy way to discovering your router's wireless connection password would be to check the router's manuals for the default wireless encryption password. If the password listed doesn't work when you attempt to connect to the wireless connection, or if you don't have a manual, try the hard way...

The hard way requires you to directly connect to your router via a CAT5 (Ethernet) cable. Afterward follow these instructions for gaining access to your router's control panel:

Go to Start>Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt. From here type in: ipconfig
PressENTER to execute the command. A list should be returned listing some IPAddresses. Look for the one associated with, "Default Gatewaty."

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Afterward open your Internet Browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc...) and type the IP Address associated with the default gatewayinto the address field of the browser. DO NOT add www. or .com.Afterward press ENTER or click GO as if you wanted to visit a website.

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Onceyou're at the control panel you will probably be asked to log in. Ifyou do not know your login details you can always try the default. Tofind these you can either search your router's user manual or head tothe online search engines entering your router's manufacturer's name,the router's model #, and the words, "default password" into the samesearch request to bring up the default login credentials. For example:

Linksys WRT54G default password

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If you still can't manage to log in to your router's control panel you will have to contact the technical support department of your router's manufacturer asking them for assistance in resetting the login user ID and password of the router.

Once you manage to log in to your router's control panel, locate the area of your router dealing with the wireless settings of your router. Once you locate that region make sure the authentication type is WPA-PSK and that the encryption type is TKIP. If those options are not available, just use the WPA authentication/encryption type. Afterward locate the region that lists your router's authentication password. Once you locate it write it down or follow instruction to locate it.

Once you have your wireless password written down attempt to connect to the wireless connection using the password you just wrote down. If it works, hooray! If not, try altering the, "Wireless Mode." While, "Auto" is convenient, not all wireless adapters can work with it. Change between the modes attempting to connect to the wireless connection every time you switch it to a new mode.

If for some reason it will still not connect, consider contacting the person who made your router for assistance in connecting to the wireless connection.

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