I have a wireless router connect to a PC and am able to browse the Internet for quite sometime now. I recently have installed another PC in a different room and have attached and installed a wireless LAN mini USB adapter (IEEE 802.11b compatible, portable) to it, but am unable to browse the Internet. While trying to connect to the LAN it is asking for WEP identification. How do I get this "WEP". Am I missing something? I basically need some hep in setting up an internet connect to this new PC.
How do I add a computer that isn't able to get wifi straight out of the box to this network? Do I need an adapter or something?
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Re: Access Internet using wireless USB adapter
From the pc that can access the internet
type this address in your browser
which should start the routers webinterface you can navigate thru the Wireless settings and copy them to the pc that you are trying to connect,
WEP - wireless encryption protocol - a method of scrambling transmitted data for security - both ends of the link have to have the same code key or they wont talk to each other
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As you mentioned, your Compaq Presario MV520 is using Windows 98 OS. As we all know, dial-up connection is the only available internet connection at that time so obviously Win 98 has dial-up LAN connection. However, you wanted to have wireless connection on that PC so you need to install a wireless adapter to that PC. First of all, most wireless adapters that are being used for desktop PC are wireless USB adapter, so you need to have a USB port on that PC. And also, you will need to check if the software for the wireless adapter will be accepted by the PC because since the PC is using Win 98 OS, we are not sure if the firmware of the wireless adapter will be compatible to the PC. Basically, my answer would be not possible.
You cannot use a Wireless Access Point (WAP) to connect directly to your IPS's modem. A WAP does not provide the ability to share a single IP address on the internet like a router does.
Either return the WAP for a refund and buy a wireless router or buy an Ethernet wired-only router and plug the WAP into the LAN side of that router. You would then plug the WAN side of the Ethernet wired router into your modem.
If the wireless security on the router is enabled, then the pre-shared key or encryption key on the router and PC should match.
To check the wireless settings, use the laptop to access the web interface of the router. Follow the steps below:
1 Using your Internet browser, go to http://dsldevice.lan or to the IP address of your router (by default: 192.168.1.254). 2 On the Home Network menu, click Wireless. 3 In the upper-right corner, click Details. 4 The wireless Access Point page appears. Under: - Configuration, you can find the network name (SSID). - Security, you can find the encryption.
On the PC wireless, access the wireless network connection. Select the SSID and then type the encryption key or pre-shared key.
Once the encryption key on the PC and router matches, then you should obtain an IP address and get online.
Is your router connected to your Broadband modem (cable or DSL) into its broadband port? The router must be first connected wired to set it up for wireless access. Use your browser to access http://192.168.1.1 and log in with login info from the manual. Once you get in, set the Network Name (SSID) then the wireless security. I prefer WPA-PSK[TKIP] for its simplicity. You will need the passcode you set here to log in with your wireless computers.
I understand that you want to connect the PS3 using the Wireless card and NETGEAR card. Please note that the setup you have will not work for internet access. You can not configure the Air card to work with NETGEAR router. you need to have wih a broadband connection available for this router to connect to internet.
Once you have the router configured with Internet access then you may either connect the PS3 wired or wireless to the router, like you connect a desktop or laptop to the router.
OK well I think it is better to set it up like this... Connect the Modem to the Phone Line, Connect the Modem to the Router with an Ethernet Cable, Use a CABLE connection from the Main PC to the Router. (Ya gonna ditch the USB WiFi)
Set that Main PC connection up to connect to the internet from the Main PC, thru Router thru Modem....
Then from Slave, install the USB adapter in this PC, and use this to connect DIRECTLY to the WiFi Router... and thus to the internet.
This way will give the best transfer rates, and reliability