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Connecting a new wireless notebook to my existing Belkin 802.11g

Hi guys, I am currently running 2 computers (1 desktop PC & 1 notebook PC) off my Belkin 802.11g (F5D7230 - 4) router. I am running a cable connection, with the desktop PC connected via one of the 4 ports on the router. My notebook is connected wirelessly to the router. I have secured it using WEP 128bit encryption. Everything is working great. I am about to purchase another wireless LAN (802.11g) notebook and want to add this to my existing network arrangement. My question is when I power up the new notebook and turn on it's wireless LAN, will it search for and pick up my existing network? Because it is a protected network, will all I need to do to get connected, is enter my WEP Encryption code? Will it be that easy? I just want to buy the new notebook, charge it and connect..without any problems. Have I missed anything I need to do..? Thankyou. Jamie Australia.

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  • Jamie Trotter Jan 31, 2008

    Thankyou very much. I just checked my router confiq and my ssid broadcast is on, so if all goes well the new notebook will search for available networks (which should include mine!) and I'll be able to connect by inputing my WEP code. My new computer is running Vista, while the other 2 are both XP. Will I still be able to share files etc between Vista and XP on my network? I've never used Vista but I've heard it's not as good when it comes to sharing files etc on networks. Is that true? Jamie

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We have already talked to someone on the phone at belkin, before i did that i called aol and they said my router blew out so i told them to connect me through aol so i no longer need the router cause its no good also so im trying to get a message to belkin since belkin said they couldnt do it on the phone i need to see about gettin my money back and sendin it back to belkin could you please help me. thank you nancy

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All the steps you have mentioned is You are correct..you can connect by configuring the WEP code. but if you have disabled the ssid broadcast then you have to add your access point(FSD7239-4) manually when the wireless discovery fails to detect.
And also refer the manual of the Notebook or wireless adaptor' manual for how to configure the same. (Check the help files of the client configuratin utility if anything installed if not you can refer how to use Wireless Configuration in windows.)

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TPV

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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