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Connects to WiFi server but will not allow connection to net

The computer listed below connects to my WiFi network with asignalstrength of ''very good'' but will not allow working on theinternet. Italso indicated a speak of 54 mbp. Everything seems tobe runningnormally but it keeps telling me that I cannot go to any sitebecause Iam off line. Any help would be greatlyappreciated. Inshort I can connect to the wi fi network butcannot surf on thenet. I have two other puters on the networkthat work very welland fast. The computer is a Gateway 7210GX PC Laptop

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Hi,
How to configure wireless access point using a laptop
Wireless technology makes connecting to the Internet possible from anywhere within the range of the network. Unfortunately, not all Internet-capable devices have wireless technology, and many still require an Ethernet port connection. If you have a laptop with a wireless card and an Internet connection, you can make the laptop a wireless access point and share that connection with other devices, whether your laptop runs a Windows or OSX operating system. Windows computers allow other devices to access the wireless network via a physical connection to the laptop, while OSX computers allow AirPort equipped devices to connect as well, creating a second wireless bubble for the network.

Instruction:
WINDOWS
1 Turn on the laptop and the device with which you will share the connection. Ensure the laptop's wireless card is turned on and you have an Internet connection.

2 Connect an Ethernet cord to the port on the laptop, and the other end to the receiving device. You need to make the connection first, or you will not be able to access the sharing options for the connection.

3 Open the list of network connections on the computer. In Windows 7 and Vista, access this list by typing "Network Connections" into the Start menu search bar and pressing "Enter." In Windows XP, click on "Network Connections" in the Network and Sharing Center section of the Control Panel.

4 Right click on the wireless connection and select "Properties," then navigate to the Sharing tab. This tab will not appear unless both devices are connected.

5 Check the box marked "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection." Click "OK" to save the changes.
OSX
1 Click on the Apple menu and select "System Preferences." Click the "Sharing" option, then choose "Internet Sharing."

2 Select the Airport and wireless network in the "Share your connection from:" drop-down menu.

3
Select an output format for the connection in the "To computers using:" drop-down menu. Choose "Ethernet" for a physical connection or "AirPort" for wireless broadcasting.

4
Turn on the device you wish to receive the connection. Connect the devices with an Ethernet cable, or turn on the receiving device's AirPort card and connect wirelessly.




Dec 12, 2011 | Wireless Access Points

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About Wireless Network Security, Choosing the best wifi security for your...


Although it is the good neighborly thing to do to leave your network available for anyone to access, it is not safe. It is very easy today for anyone who can connect to your network to see what you're doing, get your passwords, and even pirate copyrighted material on your home network, all of this obviously leads to trouble!
I have been in Network Security for a few years now, I've spent a lot of time experimenting with my own home network, setting up security, breaking into it, steeling my own passwords from another computer, etcetera. The astonishing fact is how incredibly easy it is with just the right information. As a disclaimer network hacking is very illegal, and I do not provide any information on how to get into someone else's network in this tip, if you are like me, and wish to set up scenario's with your own network, just to learn about security, only breaking into something you personally own, there are plenty of resources out there on the internet, you just need to know where to look. I will keep this article updated as new technologies become available.

So lets talk about the commonly available types of network security. I have posted other tips regarding the setup of each security type, if you're not really interested in the how or why skip on ahead to my other tips, and find Setting up WPA-2 wifi Security, as this is the most secure, please also see my tip, a word on passwords, for even more security.
Mac Filtering Put simply, every Wireless adapter(the device that connects your computer to a wireless router, wether it is in the computer or an external device) has a unique MAC address (or Media Access Control Address). Mac filtering tells the router which devices are allowed to be connected to your router. When a device attempts to make a connection, if it is not on the list, the router denies the connection, pretty much like an exclusive party, you have to be on the list. But the router can be fooled, if someone knows a Mac address that is on the list (pretty easy to figure out), there is a way they can use that Mac address instead of thier own, kinda like getting into an exclusive party using a false name. The data is not encrypted with this method, so even though someone can't connect to your network, they can still inspect your network traffic and potentially find your passwords for websites like facebook, etc. Mac filtering works very well when used with another form of network security below, it is the only method that can be used with another method at the same time, so it is a good "extra step" to protect yourself from hackers.
Pros - Fairly easy to set up, no passwords to remember or write down, supported by all network adapters, can be used with other security methods.
Cons - Easily hacked, not very secure, data not encrypted.

WEP - (Wired Equivalent Privacy) WEP was the first attempt at securing wireless networks. It's a pretty good system, it does encrypt all data sent to and from your computer to the router, so stealing passwords without your network password is not possible, but if they can get access to your network, it's pretty easy to see those passwords fly by. The problem with WEP is that it's still pretty easy to crack, someone can inspect the encrypted traffic, and once they have enough your network password can be resolved by deciphering the captured traffic, on a WEP network with a lot of traffic this can be done in as little as 10 minutes!
Pros - Supported by almost all network adapters, data is encrypted from the router to the wireless adapter.
Cons - Still not very secure

WPA - (Wifi Protected Access) Supported on hardware from 2003 or newer. This is one of the better options, offering better encryption for your traffic, in most cases even if someone connects to your network, they still can't get your passwords. The network password is not as easily resolved, but it can still be brute-forced, or cracked using a wordlist attack. Brute-forcing is basically trying every possible combination of letters numbers and characters in every possible order, this can take months to finally crack even a simple password. A wordlist attack is only effective on weak passwords, see my tip, a word on passwords for more details.
Pros - Best option for most hardware. Very secure.
Cons - Can be brute-forced.

WPA2 - (Wifi Protected Access-2) Supported by most hardware 2008 and newer but not all, supported by some hardware that is older than 2008. The same as WPA, but cannot be brute-forced. The only way to crack WPA2 is with a wordlist attack, so as long as you have a strong password, you can say you are as secure as you can possibly be.
Pros - Best option available, Very secure
Cons - Not supported on all hardware.

So now you are educated on basic network security concepts. Understand that no network is absolutely secure, on my home network I use WPA-2 in conjunction with Mac filtering, which is the best setup available and thats what I recommend to anyone. Can it be cracked? Yes, Do I think it will ever happen? It's extremely unlikely with that amount of security, odds are any would be cracker would give up after several failed attempts.

on Jul 18, 2010 | Wireless Access Points

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I have a netgear n150 hooked up to my gateway laptop running windows 7, my gateway laptop running windows xp allows an internet connection but my gateway laptop running vista will not allow a wireless...


There might be a problem w/ your IP address or DNS server, try to open LOCAL AREA NETWORK CONNECTION STATUS in your laptop running xp, click support/details, Then copy the DNS server address and alternative dns server address.

open your vista go to Network Connection/LAN properties, then double click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP, mark obtain ip address automatically, then the lower side Mark USE THE FOLLOWING SEVER ADDRESS then paste the dns server address which you copied from xp laptop. same w/ alternate dns server, and then click OK. DONE.
JUST TRY IF ITS HELP FULL.

Jan 15, 2011 | NetGear WIRELESS-N 150 ACCESS POINT WRLS...

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My question is ''thes settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network'' how to connect the wireless internet on my computer now? PLEASE see


See there are some old settings saved on your computer for the same wireless network name.
I believe the operating system on your computer is windows VISTA / 7 .
Now you will need to remove the network from the preferred network list. then add the new network on your computer and you will be able to connect to the network. Make sure that you have all the wireless settings of your network. If you are not sure about the wireless settings of your network then you will need to check the wireless settings of the network.

Apr 08, 2010 | WiFlyer - Portable, shareable WiFi base...

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Wireless won't connect


Perform the steps below to configure wireless connection settings on the concerned computer:


1. Right click on My Computer icon and go to Manage.
2. Go to Services then go to Service and Applications.
3. Double click on Wireless Zero Configuration.
4. Change the Start Up Type to Automatic and click on Apply
5. Click on Start and press OK to close the window.
6. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
7. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
8. Go to the 'Wireless Networks' tab .
9. Check the option 'Use Windows to Configure this Wireless Connection' and click 'OK'.

Now please perform the following instructions to connect to the wireless network:

1. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
2. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
3. Click on the 'wireless network' tab.
4. Under Preferred networks if you see any name in the list then highlight the name and click remove.Click OK.
5. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'View Available Networks'.
6. Look for the SSID (aka Network Name) of the Wireless router or access point.
4. Highlight the SSID from the list that you want to connect to.
5. Type the security Key here and click on the 'Connect' button.
6. You should have successfully established a wireless network connection.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.

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Jul 15, 2009 | NetGear WG602 54Mbps Wireless G Access...

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Computer wont allow me to connect to my router even though i'm inserting the correct security code.


For XP perform the steps below:

1. Right click on My Computer icon and go to Manage.
2. Go to Services then go to Service and Applications.
3. Double click on Wireless Zero Configuration.
4. Change the Start Up Type to Automatic and click on Apply
5. Click on Start and press OK to close the window.
6. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
7. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
8. Go to the 'Wireless Networks' tab .
9. Check the option 'Use Windows to Configure this Wireless Connection' and click 'OK'.

Now please perform the following instructions to connect to the wireless network:

1. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
2. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
3. Click on the 'wireless network' tab.
4. Under Preferred networks if you see any name in the list then highlight the name and click remove.Click OK.
5. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'View Available Networks'.
6. Look for the SSID (aka Network Name) of the Wireless router or access point.
4. Highlight the SSID from the list that you want to connect to.
5. Type the security Key here and click on the 'Connect' button.
6. You should have successfully established a wireless network connection.
I hope the steps above will help resolve the issue. If you need any further help, please email us back so that we can continue to work on a solution.

For Vista :

1. Click START, Click Control Panel then click classic view in left hand side menu.
2. In the main screen, open up NETWORK AND SHARING CENTER.
3. In the left hand side menu open up MANAGE WIRELESS NETWORKS.
4. If you see any name in the list, please select the name and click remove.
5. Once the list is empty, click on ADD, select the first option, ADD A NETWORK THAT IS IN RANGE OF THE COMPUTER.
6. Click on your network name SSID and click on connect. If you have a password setup on the router enter the security key.
7. This should setup the wireless network.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.

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Jul 10, 2009 | NetGear Wireless Access Points

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SIEMENS SE587 ROUTER AND NEW WIFI PRINTER


pile of ****!.. the edimax print server doesnt seem to regonise and connect to wireless networks if they have a "space" in there name!.. took me ages to figure that out!.. and now its conected it constantly comes up with a communication error during printing!

Jan 02, 2009 | Wireless Access Points

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Confirguration


Hi,

After installing the hardware and physical mounting, basic configuration is something like below:

1. Set your computers TCP/IP address temporarily to be a static IP address such as 192.168.1.5;
2. Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 in the address bar. The EnGenius password prompt should appear. The default user is admin and the password is also admin. The control interface should now be accessible;
3. Under the Wireless heading click on Site Survey. This will display all the access points in your area. Your ISP or to whatever WiFi network you would want to connect should be listed in the ‘Wireless Site Survey’. Select the access point with the highest signal level or your choice. Click ‘Connect’;
4. After clicking ‘connect’, it should confirm that the EnGenius has connected successfully;
5. Click Ok and it will take you back to the list of wireless site surveys;
6. To confirm that the SSID has been changed go to the ‘Wireless Basic Settings’ page which is in the Wireless submenu in the left side bar. Once on the wireless page go to the box with SSID. The value should read "Your ISP or the WiFi network you would want to connect"; this has to be exact and case-sensitive to connect successfully.

This is just the start, all settings are configurable and actually depends as to how you would want to use the device; as a WiFi Access Point, as a client router mode or Wireless outdoor bridges in WDS mode.

After all settings have been changed to your requirement(s), go back to the PC's control panel and your network connections, and change your TCP/IP address back to DHCP settings (obtaining an IP address automatically). panel window.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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May 15, 2008 | EnGenius EOC-3220 (EOC3220)

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Siemens Gigaset SE587 WLAN dsl


Error #105 TCP connection to the server timed out.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have received this error, you are not using the latest RealPlayer. RealPlayer 8 Basic is a FREE, recommended update available for Windows 95/98/NT and recent Macintosh systems.
If your system meets the minimum system requirements, it is recommend that you update your player.
Error #105 TCP connection to the server timed out.
The attempt to connect to the TCP server took longer than allowed. This problem may be caused by a high network load (i.e. too many people on the internet) or the server maybe down.
If the load is too high, you may try later or you can increase how long your computer waits by changing the Network timeout values under the Connection tab in the RealPlayer Preferences. If the server is down, the only solutions are to try a different server or contact the server administrator for the site you are trying to access.

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