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Can't connect to the router

Maybe this is a simple solution. I have Windows XP.

What do I enter when it asked for the network key?
Shared Key? It does not appear to work. I was able to get connected once, but there was no IP address listed.
I changed the IP address manually as instructed in the support manual, but did not work.
I am able to connect with unsecured networks around me.

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  • janedoe162 Jan 08, 2008

    Thanks for trying, but the problem was more basic.I had to call Linksys technical support to set the keys through the site.

    My current problem is that I can't seem to keep the connection over a length of time...



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Hi janedoe162,

Have you setup a key on the router? WPA-TKIP is the most secure but can be a little tricky to setup. Perhaps WEP-128 bit would be okay until you get use to the router. A lot of user guide reading required!

  1. Chose which type of encryption your going to use
  2. set a key on the router. Depending upon what type you chose the key can be either a pass phas, ASCII text, or hexadecimal numbers (HEX). Make it a difficult one so other can't guess what it is!
  3. Then save the setting on the router and reboot it. (tun it of and on again.
  4. Wait for a few minutes while it sets it's self up, need to make connections to the internet and your PC.
  5. Using a wireless adapter try to connect to the the router SSID, which should be the default if you haven't changed it.
  6. The router should prompt you for the key. This is the shared key you set on the router.
  7. Wait a few seconds while they shake hands! (geek joke) and you should now be connected to the your wi-fi access point.
Hope this has helped you.


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