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Connected to acess point but internet

I can conect internt by using cable but not wirelessly, i get message connected to acess point but internet, i tried all kind solution i fird on internet, unistall adapter , intall again, prephase key is entred concctly, i enterd wep key instead. nothing works , im frustrated im gona tro linksys router in garbage i guess. help me plzzz

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  • akashjuneja Feb 01, 2008

    some time it works without encryption, after that same message, no internet, this problem is on both computers when they r connected wireless , one is running windows xp sp2, another with win2k pro sp 4

  • akashjuneja Feb 01, 2008

    if i connect with wires it works fine , no problem at all. i configured router as wep 64 bit, i try configured my adapter with security disbaled , i can connect to internet with low speed with 24 to 48 mbps but connection is not stable , some time it works for 2-3 hrs and after that no internet for few hrs..

    thanks for ur help

  • akashjuneja Feb 02, 2008

    i actually configured my router 64 bit encryption, when i try to search for acess point , i always find 2 network conection with same name one is enctyped other is not, and its both r my connections , i don't why its showing 2 connections , i change the name , just to check, and search for networks again, i find again 2 networks one 64 bit and other one no encryption with the same name that i change. but both with different channels, i have configured my router as channel 11 , ther connection with same name is at channel 6. right now i can connect to both, but both r not stable

  • akashjuneja Feb 02, 2008

    thats what i mentioned in my last post , that i change name , i.e my ssid name , and it still show 2 neworks with my changed ssid name

  • Edmund Lorenzen
    Edmund Lorenzen May 11, 2010

    Does it all work without any encryption?


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If it's reading two of the same network on different channels like I read, then the router is not transmitting on the proper frequencies, it is a reject and should be returned for a refund...

The common rule for Wireless Access Points is that you can have AP's on channels 1, 6 and 11 and no have ANY crosstalk. If your computer can read something on channel 6 that should be on channel 11 then there is TOO much crosstalk and is just broadcasting poorly... I suggest trying to return it or get an exchange from wherever you bought it.

This isn't a really fixable and quite frankly it would require way too much work to make it work properly again for wireless connections. Sorry for that bad news, but from what I read this is what I'm lead to believe.

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The first thing you should try is connecting one machine via a cable to the router, to see if the connection is stable. This will prove the router is working, or not, as the case may be. Assuming the router still fails to function properly, you can then replace it.

However this assumes that the modem and internet connection are working properly. If either is causing the problems, then the router might be just fine.

But if the router does appear to work fine when wired in, then it at least proves everything outside the router is fine. And while it is possible, it is rather unlikely that just the wireless part of the router failed without killing the switch/router part.

So try this, and once we have the result, we can take the next step

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    Phil Feb 01, 2008

    If you are configuring your router to have an encryption key (WEP 64 in this case), there is no possible way that you can connect to the router wirelessly without entering that encryption key.

    Since you say your adapter has security disabled - you must be connecting to some other unencrypted access point. If you try to connect to your access point, you will be prompted to input the Encryption key, and if you do, the connection will then probably work fine.

  • Phil
    Phil Feb 02, 2008

    That probably means that someone next door has the same brand of router as you. Try changing your SSID to something different so that you can tell your network from the one next door, and that should allow you to connect to your own wireless signal.


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