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The mac number on the bottom of your router is not the security code. You must login to your router's admin page to check the wireless security code.

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Can't get wi-fi connection


There are a number of reasons why you may not get a wi-fi connection:

  1. No connection available
  2. Poor signal strength
  3. Wi-fi on device not turned on
  4. Faulty wi-fi driver in device
  5. Using wrong wi-fi security password
  6. Router has your MAC address blocked
  7. Faulty wi-fi module in device

If you can give specifics on what you have tried and what the results are we may be able to narrow down the possibilities.

Oct 25, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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How to set up internet on Samsung Jet


Ensure that you have the appropriate network key code needed to enable you to access a secure Wi-Fi network.


If you are connecting to a secure Wi-Fi network with MAC address restrictions, you will require pre-authorisation for the router. You will need to find your Samsung Jet's MAC (Media Access Control) address. This is a 12-character code which may be needed by the network controller to enable the phone to connect. See Getting the Samsung Jet's MAC address below.


You can get to the Wi-Fi application either via the main menu or using a homescreen Wi-Fi Widget.
  1. To get to the Wi-Fi application via the main menu, press the MENU button (either on the home screen or the hexagonal button beneath)
  2. In the main menu, swipe your finger sideways to go through the menu pages until you see the Wi-Fi icon. Press to select.
  3. The Wi-Fi application opens.
  4. Alternatively, to use the Wi-Fi Widget, from standby, press the home screen. The Widget toolbar opens up.
  5. Scroll down to find the Wi-Fi Widget icon. Press the Wi-Fi Widget. The Wi-Fi Widget will pop up on the main screen.
  6. Press the Wi-Fi Widget on the main part of the display to launch the Wi-Fi application. The Wi-Fi application opens.
  7. Once in the Wi-Fi screen, press the large Wi-Fi button in the middle of the screen to turn it on. Wi-Fi is activated and the button turns blue.
  8. Press SEARCH Nearby Wi-Fi access points (APs) will appear as small circles on the display, with their names next to them.
  9. Press the circle representing the Wi-Fi Netowrk you want to connect to. An options panel appears.
  10. You can press CONNECT to connect to the network or press ADD if you want to add it to a list of preferred networks for easy access later.
  11. You are taken into a settings menu for the Wi-Fi access point. If the Wi-Fi access point requires a network key code, scroll down to the Network Key panel. Press to select.
  12. The numberpad appears. Type in the network key code and press DONE. You are returned to the previous settings screen. Press SAVE
  13. A list of connections appears. Press the back arrow button
  14. If you initially pressed CONNECT, the phone will connect to the selected Wi-Fi network and a confirmation message will appear. The display now shows the new connection, illustrated by blue dots linking the circles onscreen (Figure 15).
  15. If you initially pressed ADD, you will be returned to the Wi-Fi screen. Press the circle representing the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to. A pop up panel appears.
  16. Press CONNECT. You will be connected and the connection illustrated onscreen.
Press the back button to return to the home screen.


  1. From the home screen press MENU to enter the main menu (Figure 1).
  2. In the main menu, press INTERNET
  3. Choose which browser option you want (Home, Enter URL, Bookmarks, etc.) (Figure 18) and press to select. If you press Home you will be taken to the pre-loaded home page.
  4. If required, use the numberpad to type in an URL or scroll a list to select bookmarks. When an URL is completed press GO. Alternatively press the bookmark you wish to access. You will taken to the web page requested.



  1. Activate Wi-Fi and press SEARCH, as before.
  2. When the Wi-Fi access point you want to connect to appears on the display (Figure 8), press it to select.
  3. A pop up options panel appears (Figure 9). Press DETAILS
  4. Details of the Wi-Fi access point appear onscreen.
  5. Scroll down by dragging your finger up the screen. Towards the bottom of the settings list, DEVICE MAC appears, with a string of 12 charactesr beneath (Figure 21). Each handset has an individual MAC address, and this panel will display your Samsung Jet's unique Mac address.
Make a note of the MAC address. You will need it if you want to use the Samsung Jet's Wi-Fi to access a secure Wi-Fi network using MAC address restrictions. This can be added into the wireless router settings access list.

on Apr 17, 2010 | Samsung Jet S8000 Cell Phone

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How do I get the Wi-Fi signal on my pc?


I'm wondering if this is an issue with DHCP with your router.

Do you have any additional security settings enabled? MAC filtering? What kind of router do you have?

Hope this helps. Feel free to respond to this message and I'll try my best to help some more.

Sep 16, 2014 | Gateway DX Computers & Internet

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Mac address of Dell Streak


Steve,
Below are steps to get the mac address on your Dell Streak.
From the home screen:
  1. Tap the Menu key
  2. Tap 'Settings'
  3. Scroll down and tap 'About Device'
  4. Tap 'Status'
The MAC is listed under 'Wi-Fi MAC Address'
How to find the IP address on your Streak:
From the home screen:
  1. Tap the Menu key
  2. Tap 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'Wireless Controls'
  4. Tap 'Wi-Fi Settings'
At the bottom, under 'Wi-Fi Networks', tap the connection you are connected to and the IP address will be displayed on the next screen
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
Dell Social Media and Communities

Jun 13, 2013 | Dell Streak 7 WiFi Tablet

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My notebook cannot connect to the wireless router. its on my wifi but i cannot connect to the internet. it says dns server error


Hi Dear Being able to connect to a wireless network or wi-fi hotspot is fundamental for mobile work and play. The step by step directions in the wi-fi tutorial below will help you set up your laptop so you can connect to a network wirelessly for Internet access or to share files with other computers on the network. Examples are given for Windows XP, Vista/7, and Mac.
  1. Find the wireless network icon on your computer (on Windows, you'll find an icon that looks like 2 computers in your taskbar on the bottom right; Macs will have a wireless symbol in the top right).
  2. View available wi-fi networks by either right-clicking the icon and selecting "View Available Wireless Networks" (Windows XP) or left-clicking the icon and selecting to "Connect or disconnect..." (Windows Vista). On Mac OS X and Windows 7, all you have to do is click on the wi-fi icon to see the list of available networks.
  3. Choose the network to connect to by clicking the "Connect" button (or just selecting it on Win7/Mac).
  4. Enter the security key -- if the wireless network is encrypted (with WEP, WPA or WPA2), you'll be prompted to enter the network password or passphrase. This will be stored for you for next time, so you'll only have to enter it once.
  5. On Windows 7, select the type of network this is -- Windows 7 automatically sets up security for different network location types (Home, Work, or Public).
  6. Start browsing or sharing! You should now be connected to the wi-fi network; open your browser and visit a website to confirm.
Tips:
  1. Make sure you have a firewall and updated antivirus software especially if you're accessing a public wi-fi hotspot. Open or unsecured wireless networks are not safe at all.
  2. In Windows XP, make sure you have updated to SP3 so you have the latest WPA2 security drivers.
  3. Some wireless networks are set up to hide their SSID (or network name); if you don't find the wi-fi network in your list, ask someone at the establishment for the SSID information.
  4. If you are able to connect to the network but not the Internet, make sure your network adapter is set to automatically get its IP address from the router or try other wireless troubleshooting tips.
  5. If you can't find the wireless network icon, try going to your control panel (or system settings) and the network connections section then right-clicking on the Wireless Network Connection to "View Available Wireless Networks". If the wireless network you're looking for isn't in the list, you can manually add it by going to the wireless network connection properties as above and clicking on the selection to add a network. On Macs, click on the wireless icon, then "Join Another Network...". You'll have to enter the network name (SSID) and the security information (e.g., WPA password).

Sep 20, 2011 | D-Link DIR-600 Router

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Unable to get NOOK to work with Linksys WRT54GS


To log into your WRT54G, open a Web browser on a computer that's connected to your router and go to http://192.168.1.1/ - the default username is admin and the default password is blank (leave the field empty).

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In the Setup tab, Basic Setup subtab:

DHCP Server should be set to Enable.

If you had to change this setting, be sure to click the Save Settings button.

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In the Wireless tab, Basic Wireless Settings subtab:

The first data item is Wireless Network Mode. For reasonable performance, this should be set to either Mixed or G-Only. You should be able to connect your NOOK even if it's set to B-Only, but that would be a very unusual setting and would give slower networking.

Wireless Network Name (SSID) is the name of your Wi-Fi network. If it still says 'linksys', change it to something different-but be aware that you'll need to reconnect all of your current Wi-Fi devices using the new SSID. That's a pain in the behind, but using the default SSID will cause you lots of connection grief if someone else installs a Wi-Fi router with the default SSID, because your devices won't be able to tell them apart. Write down your SSID, being careful to distinguish capital letters from small letters, so you'll know what it is.

Wireless SSID Broadcast should be set to Enable. Otherwise, your NOOK won't see your network. You could type in your SSID, but that's a pain in the behind that you don't need. There's no reason not to enable SSID broadcast.

If you had to make any changes to these settings, be sure to click the Save Settings button.

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In the Wireless tab, Wireless Security subtab:

Security Mode: write down which of the choices is selected:
  • Disable
  • WPA Pre-Shared Key
  • WPA RADIUS
  • RADIUS
  • WEP
I say to write this down just in case you run into more trouble and need to ask someone for help.

If 'Disable' is selected: you have no security on your Wi-Fi. Anyone can use your Internet connection, and anyone can listen in if they're in range. If you send unencrypted passwords, email, etc., they could see what you send. Most public Wi-Fi systems (McDonald's, Starbucks, B&N, etc.) have no security.

If either 'RADIUS' choice is selected: these settings are used for large organizations with stringent security requirements and a dedicated authentication server. Your NOOK cannot connect if either of these settings is used. You almost certainly don't want to be using either of these for a home system.

If the 'WPA Pre-Shared Key' choice is selected: WPA offers good security for Wi-Fi and is the best of these choices for home use.
  • WPA Algorithms should be set to TKIP. This is the normal setting for WPA. I don't know if your NOOK will connect if you set it to AES, which is normally used with WPA2 rather than WPA.
  • WPA Shared Key is the access key for your network. Write it down, being careful to distinguish capital letters and small letters. You'll definitely need this key in order to connect your NOOK or any other Wi-Fi device to your router. Don't change this unless you're prepared to go back and reconnect your other Wi-Fi devices. Unfortunately, there are some punctuation marks that you can't enter on the NOOK keyboard, and if your WPA passphrase contains one of those you may need to change the passphrase in order to connect your NOOK.
If 'WEP' is selected: the WEP security system is a weak system, easily cracked by knowledgeable hackers. However, many older wireless devices and some of the cheapest new wireless devices can't handle anything better than WEP. This isn't a good situation, but you work with what you've got.
  • Default Transmit Key should be set to 1.
  • Passphrase is not important. It is not your network's access key. Ignore it.
  • Key 1 is the access key for your network. Write it down. It will be either 10 or 26 characters, containing only the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F. You will definitely need this key in order to connect your NOOK or any other Wi-Fi device to your router. There's no reason to change this, and if you do change it you'll have to go back and reconnect your other Wi-Fi devices.

If you had to make any changes to these settings, be sure to click the Save Settings button. Any changes in this section will also require that your existing Wi-Fi devices be reconnected.

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In the Wireless tab, Wireless MAC Filter subtab:

  • Wireless MAC Filter should be set to Disable. If it's enabled and set to Permit only mode, only the devices listed on the MAC Filter List can use your Wi-Fi. If your NOOK isn't in the list, you can't connect your NOOK. Bad ju-ju, huh?
If you had to change this setting, be sure to click the Save Settings button. Changing this should not require your current Wi-Fi devices to reconnect.

It's possible to add your NOOK to the MAC Filtering list and then turn MAC Filtering back on. But that's beyond the scope of this posting. I will, however, mention that your NOOK's MAC address is listed in its Settings screen-on page 2 if it's a NOOK 3G.

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In the Wireless tab, Advanced Wireless Settings subtab:

  • Authentication Type should be set to Auto. Do not set it to 'Shared Key'; this won't work with NOOK. Auto should work with any WEP-capable devices. If it's set to 'Shared Key', change it to 'Auto'-this shouldn't affect any of your current Wi-Fi devices.
If you had to change this setting, be sure to click the Save Settings button. Changing this should not require your current Wi-Fi devices to reconnect.

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You should now be able to connect your NOOK using the SSID and the access key that you wrote down.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response. Happy Holidays!

Thanks, Joe

Dec 29, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I purchased a new IPOD and I can not access the wifi from my Linksys wireless router.. I reset my Linksys router to try to solve this problem. And at first when the light was amber I was able to have...


Resolution If you know there is a nearby Wi-Fi network, but you are unable to locate it on the Settings > Wi-Fi screen:
  • Move closer to the Wi-Fi router or hotspot.
  • If you are using a personal Wi-Fi network, verify the Wi-Fi router is connected to power and turned on.
  • Wi-Fi networks configured as "closed" or "private" do not broadcast the network name to Wi-Fi devices.
    • Join a "closed" or "private" network by tapping Settings > Wi-Fi > Other and entering the Wi-Fi network name, security, and password.
After joining a Wi-Fi network, if you notice the signal strength is low or intermittent
  • Move closer to the Wi-Fi router or hotspot.
  • Check for any sources of potential interference.
  • Remove any cases or attachments on your device that could interfere with a Wi-Fi signal.
If you are unable to access the Internet while connected
  • If you are using a commercial Wi-Fi network that requires a special login or subscription, see this article for more information.
  • If you are in a location with multiple Wi-Fi networks, verify that you are selecting the correct network.
  • Verify that the Wi-Fi network settings are correct:
    • Tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
    • Locate the Wi-Fi network you are currently using and tap ts1398_2.jpg
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  • You can configure network-specific settings, including IP address, DNS, and Search Domain settings.
  • Use "Forget this Network" to reset settings for this particular Wi-Fi network, including the password. This is also useful if you identify a network issue and want to prevent the device from automatically using this network in the future.
  • Use "Renew Lease" to acquire new IP address, DNS, and Search Domain information from the Wi-Fi network.
  • Note: If the Wi-Fi network uses MAC address filtering, you will need to add the MAC address to the access list for the Wi-Fi router. The MAC address for your device is listed as the Wi-Fi Address in Settings > General > About.
If you are still unable to join a Wi-Fi network, or are unable to access the Internet while connected, try the following
  • Restart the device
    • Hold the power button until "slide to power off" appears. Slide to power off your device. When it is off, press the power button to turn it back on.
  • Reset network settings by selecting Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Note: This will reset all network settings, including passwords, VPN, and APN settings.
  • iPhone only: If you continue to experience issues, consider turning off Wi-Fi and using the cellular data connection instead of Wi-Fi.
Additional Information If using a Wi-Fi router at home, refer to your user manual/documentation to assist you with some of these suggestions.
  • Check the manufacturer's website for your Wi-Fi router for firmware or software updates.
  • Verify the Wi-Fi router can broadcast an 802.11b/g signal. If using a 802.11n Wi-Fi router, consult the manual/documentation for how to configure the Wi-Fi router for 802.11b/g compatibility.
  • If you are using multiple WEP keys on your Wi-Fi router, try configuring your Wi-Fi router to use only a single WEP key.
  • Try or resetting (or turning off and then on again) your Wi-Fi router. Note: If your ISP also provides cable or phone service, check with them before attempting this step to avoid interruption of service.
  • Disable wireless encryption or security on the Wi-Fi router to rule out encryption issues. If this resolves the issue, try using a different encryption or security protocol.

Mar 22, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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MAC Book Pro unable to connect the wi-fi. Connection timed out er


Reset your wireless password/key. Login in using your browser and go to the wireless settings and set-up a wireless password/key. Remember the key because each device will now need it to connect. You can also turn OFF Broadcast SSID and your network name will not be shown on anyone's device. You must remember the network name when using this method.

Mar 12, 2010 | D-Link Xtreme N DIR-655 Wireless Router

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How to secure the wireless network in ITI ADSL2 Router..


you can secure your wi fi netwrok with 2 method
(1) configure your router as WEP'
(2) Enable MAC addreses security.

You can access your router with following default link.

http://192.168.1.1
or
http://192.168.0.1

for belkin router
http://192.168.2.1

type user name as "admin" and password as "admin" or blank or "password"

For WEP security.
Configure router as WEP type .
Then go to security then add encryption key it is your password to connect wi fi netwrok.

For MAC security
go to advanced security in wi fi then enable MAC security then add your MAC addreses in allow list with which you want to give permission wi fi netwrok access.

You can find MAC addreses of computer with following command .

Go to start menu then type "cmd" in run then you see command prompy.then type in prompt "ipconfig /all"
then you see your MAc adrses it is physical addreses like 00:57:5e:02:f6:8u

Thanks for using fixya.
Please rate solution if it hleps.

Jul 23, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Password


Ok... There are tree things you need to know about securing your WI-FI network.

1: Each computer needs to have "permision" to access your WI-FI network.

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2: The "Passphrase" and the "Key" are not the same thing. The "Passphrase" doesn't always work. But the "Key" should. (MACs will need the "key")

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3: Some WI-FI equipment is "too old" to use 128 bit WEP or WPA.
(I don't think this aplies to your problem)

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