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Advent 7115 laptop - unable to connect wirelessly to sky router

Had this laptop ages with no connection problems - just changed internet provider to sky and the laptop will not accept the network key - keeps saying it is incorrect when it is not. Have connected 2 other laptops no problem but this one won't connect. Sky say it is a problem with the laptop . Any ideas?

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  • timjackson00 May 15, 2009

    each time I try to connect it says "windows cannot connect. The wireless network security key is incorrect". But it is not incorrect as all the other laptops connected no problem!

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It is the driver, i had exactly same thing, driver that comes with laptop is poor, got new one via windows update works first time

Posted on Mar 28, 2010

  • rbrayshaw Mar 28, 2010

    it is the driver advent supply ! get the updated one off windows update.



    i had exactly same problem even after a re prep, windows update fixed the driver immediately



  • Janet Dunn
    Janet Dunn Feb 14, 2013

    I have just bought a second had advent 7115 and having the same problem, how do I get a new driver, I am not technical at all. Thanks Janet

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Network key--are u talking about WEP key and do u have a wireless router,,if so,,its never a problem with the computer,,the network key is a setting on the router,,

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Here are some troubleshooting steps that I suggest you try:

1. Check physical connections.

a. Connect the modem to the Internet port of the router. The Internet “i” LED on the front of the router should light up.
b. Connect the computer to one of the four LAN ports (i.e port 1, 2, 3 or 4) on the back of the router. The corresponding port light where you connected the computer should be lit up.

2. Access the router's web-based utility.

a. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
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c. A window will prompt for a user name and password. By default, the user name is "admin" and the password is "password".

Note: If you were unable to access the router's web-based utility, you may reset the router to restore the settings to factory default.

To reset the router:

a. Please push the reset button at the back of the router and release after 30 seconds.
b. Unplug the power adapter for 10 seconds and then plug it back in.

3. Configure the router.

If your Internet Service Provider is using a cable connection, please follow the steps below:

a. Click on Basic Settings under Setup tab.
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c. Scroll down on the center page and look for the Router MAC Address section. Set it to Use computer MAC address and click on the Apply button.

If your Internet Service Provider is using a DSL connection, please follow the steps below:

a. Click on Basic Settings.
b. Select Yes for Does Your Internet Connection Require A Login?.
c. Select Other on the Internet Service Provider drop down box.
d. Enter your ISP's username (username@ISPdomain) and password. Then, click on Apply.

4. Configure the wireless settings.

a. Click on the Wireless Settings under Setup.
b. Change the SSID to any unique name.
c. Scroll down, look for the Security Options settings and select WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).
d. Set the Authentication type to "Automatic" and the Encryption Strength to "64bit".
e. Leave the Passphrase field blank, select Key 1 and enter a 10-digit number.

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f. Click Apply button to save the changes.
g. Go to Router Status under Maintenance tab and check if there is an IP address under Internet port. If it's 0.0.0.0, do a power cycle.

5. Power cycle.

a. Power off the modem, router and computers.
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6. Connect wireless computer to the router.

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