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WEP/WPA keys are methods of encryption to protect your wireless network against intruders and hackers. If the install will not let you proceed without one or there is no means of doing this ( by checking a box proceed without key or something like that), you will need create one in your router. I assume that your pc is wired because if it was wireless your wireless card would also need the key before the router would communicate with your pc. Refer to your routers manual on how to create a key and after you do write it down. WPA is more secure. If your pc is wireless you'll also have to enter the key for your wireless card. If so I would recommend doing the router, then your NIC card and then your printer. If not, just create the key in your router (you'll probably have to reboot the router) and then do the printer. If you need the manual for your router or further help feel free to add a comment and I'll help you out.

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Hi all I have a Thomson Router ST585v6sl. I can connect to internet via cable but not wireless. Wireless light when you turn router on is red then goes out. I can't find an option in the routers...


i have one try using an ethernet cable and put in on internet explorer

192.168.1.254 That should be the speedtouch routers page
don't click the tabs on the right scroll down and find home networks there should be two options wireless and ethernet along with all the connections click wireless (if you cant click it click the home network tab then interfaces then click your router) then in the top right there should be something called configure now this is how it should be

Interface Enabled : Ticked
Network Name (Your Routers Name)
Interface Type: 802.11b/g
Channel Selection: Manual
Allow Multicast from broadband network: ticked
Broadcast Network name: Ticked
Allow New Devices: New Stations allowed automatically
Encryption : Use WPA-PSK Encryption
WPA-PSK Encryption Key: (Any Password thats memorable)
WPA-PSK Version: WPA

Apply if theres any changes (hopefully) try that if fails try one of these three steps:

1. go on 192.168.1.254 then click the speedtouch tab then click return to factory default settings to return it to the way you had it when you first got it. (WARNING: If you dont have your internet password you will have to call AOL for it)

2. Buy a HomePlug which is an ethernet cable that uses the electric wires in your house (example. http://www.amazon.co.uk/D-Link-DHP-307AV-PowerLine-Homeplug-Network/dp/B003L78F6U/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1298768566&sr=8-11)

3. Scrap the router and try a different one thats what i did well.. my speedtouch kept crashing and i couldnt hack it anymore now i have a new router and it was the best move i did.

Hope it works for you!

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Hi my problem is. I hve two computers and I am trying to connect at least one of them wireless. The HP people said I needed to call linksys for the WEP for the router? I have several encrypted keys but...


You need to log into the router. You set the WEP key in the router; Linksys does NOT have access to your WEP key.

If you can log into the router, set the key and copy it down. If you can, use WPA2 encryption (more secure than WEP).

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Hi , Please can somebody help me i have just purchased a hp photosmart d5160 printer but it will not fully install , when asked to plug in usb vista detects new hardware but can not find the drivers on the...


Introduction Download a printer driver package and then install the printer drivers on a Windows Vista computer. Downloading the printer driver package and installing the printer Step one: Download the printer driver package
  1. Go to http://www.hp.com .
  2. Click Software & Driver Downloads .
  3. In the for product text box, type your printer model and then press Enter .
  4. Under Product search results , click your printer model.
  5. Click Microsoft Windows Vista .
  6. Under Driver , click the name of the driver.
  7. Click Download only .
  8. Follow the instructions that display on the screen.
Step two: Extract the files
  1. Double-click the self-extracting .exe file downloaded in Step one.
  2. After the Welcome screen displays, click Next.
  3. On the End User License Agreement screen, select the I accept this agreement check box and then click Next . The drivers start installing.
  4. After the Completing the Device Driver Installation Wizard screen displays, click Finish .
Step three: Install the printer drivers
  1. Verify that the printer is turned on.
  2. Connect the Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable to the printer and to the computer.
  3. A Your devices are ready to use window might display on the screen. If the window displays and does not close automatically, close the window.
  4. Print a test page to verify that the printer is working correctly.

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I have no clue why he would give you an Epson disc. Anyway, you can download your driver from HP's Site.

1. Unplug USB cable to printer, then from Control Panel > Printers delete any printers there.
2. Reboot
3. Install new drivers from the site above.
4. Plug USB cable back in.

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Does BT mean Bluetooth? Wireless printers are Ethernet, not Bluetooth.

Does the printer have a USB connection? If so, install the software, reboot then plug in the USB cable.

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Cannot install printer software ,tells me a newer version of software is already installed .this is a HP pavilion computer using windows xp home addition and a hp psc 1350 all in one. I uninstalled the...


Hi,
try uninstalling any software relating to the printer.
shutdown the computer. Remove any printer to computer cables. Re-boot ( startup ) the computer.
let it set itself up. then shutdown.
turn off the power to computer, put your printer cable back in, as if you were installing it for the first time.
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Perform a clean and "No bloated" installation of the hardware.
Uninstall ALL the HP printer software, disconnect the PSC and reboot the computer.
When windows finish to load, connect the PSC again, the new hardware wizard will show up, follow the instructions with the HP Installation disk in the drive.
IMPORTANT: When a silver sand glass show up in the screen, CANCEL the installation of the HP software (this is by clicking "CANCEL" button or by no accepting the license terms). This will install only the PSC Drivers and nothing else.
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The make and the operating system

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