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Security I'm trying to set up my belkin wireless g router,I need to know what type of security compaq armada e500 has WEP or WPA

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I would recommend using WEP, but you don't have to have any security at all. But I would definitely have some.

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Belkin Wireless G desktop card & BTHome Hub

it has been seen that due to some reason the wep key doesnot work...
u can try changing the key type to WPA instead of WEP...
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1 more thing in vista you can use the windows utility come is it possible that you are using the card utility as well..i suggest you to disable the card utility and just use the windows default utility..
vedhick.....let me know if u need steps to change the security type to WPA..

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