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Cannot get wireless connection to a laptop. Asking for wep code, but will only accept 10 digits. The wep code, according to my computer is much longer and is a mix of letters and numbers!!

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What operating system are you using on the laptop?? Make sure you have selected 128-bit encryption rather than 64-bit encryption...if you have a choice.

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  • Open a web browser and type "http://192.168.1.1/" in the address bar. This will bring up your administration page for your router.
  • Log in by leaving the username blank and use "Admin" for the password. These are the username and password you use if you haven't already set something up previously.
  • Click on the "Wireless" tab at the top of the screen, and then on the"Wireless Security" tab.
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    2. Follow the router's manual to set up the router and its Internet connection, which will probably require connecting a wired client to the router. Once the wireless router is set up, the wired connection is no longer necessary. However, it's best to leave the wired client connected if it's a separate computer from that on which you're going to set up WiFi. If something goes wrong, you can access the administration interface again.

    3. Gather information from the setup process. In order to set up the wireless client, you will need to know the service set identifier (SSID), the Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) key and the channel and mode.

    4. Boot up the laptop and plug in the WiFi card. This will not be necessary if your laptop has an integrated WiFi card.

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    My computer is asking for a WEP password. I do not know what it is.


    if you mean that you are trying to connect to the net with your wireless connection, it will be the router that has WEP security in it and to connect to it you need to enter the WEP passkey to connect, this will be on the side of your router or with the paperwork from your ISP if the router is pre secured.
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    If your trying to connect wirelessly with your laptop make sure that you have the following information of the router;
    1. Wireless network name or SSID
    2. Wireless security settings; WEP 64/128 bit ot WPA

    If your not familiar with the settings then you may need to access the setup page of your wireless router. Hardwire the laptop to the router or if you have a main computer that is already connected with an ethernet cable, open Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox or any web browser you are currently using. On the address bar type http://192.168.1.1 (router's default IP), then you will receive a pop up asking for a username and a password, there is no username and for the password type "admin" then click the Wireless tab on the router and check the basic wireless settings, if your not comportable with the settings then change the following; SSID - use a name that is easy to remember, Channel - 1,6, 11 is ideal, then for the Wireless Security choose WPA Personal and enter a 8 digit WPA Passphrase(pasword), remember to click save settings every tab that yuo go to or else the settings will na take effect. Then check if the laptop will detect the signal of the router and when it prompts you for a password or network key, just enter the 8 digit code that you have configured earlier.

    If you have further questions regarding the setup of the router just post a reply and I'll to give you a response if my sched will allow me.

    Hope this will atleast provide you with some idea in setting the router properly for your laptop.

    Regards,



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    I want to connect a PSP on a router with wep


    sure you can do that but you will need to know the wep key first

    if you dont then contact you network administrator to get the wep key from them.....


    if it is a new wireless router then the wep key should be on the back of the router (its a 10 digit hexa).

    enter the wepkey and you will get wireless connection.

    cheers

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