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Archos 605 has 2 problems: 1: can't connect to wifi network at home. This is a netgear 614 router (which is quite old) with WEP encryption. Have tried to disable all security still no joy. Have connected to a public network successfully. 2: when connected to the public network time synchronization does not work.

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  • mebe Apr 27, 2008

    Hi,

    I have tried all these steps with no success at all. It seems to not find the network whether we disable all the security or not. Any further ideas greatly appreciated.

  • mebe Apr 27, 2008

    We have the router permanently configured at 802.11b/g as we have other b devices on the network. I believe that the 605 will work on g though.

  • mebe Apr 27, 2008

    Hi there,

    I have tried all the above steps and still no joy.

  • mebe Apr 27, 2008

    Hi there, not sure how to check for compatibility so any suggestion helpful. Do believe that they are compatible though.

  • mebe Apr 27, 2008

    Hi have not done a hardware reset on the Archos, but have done a firmware upgrade to the latest published version

  • mebe Apr 27, 2008

    What do you mean by clone the MAC address

  • mebe Apr 28, 2008

    Have tried disabling all settings on router with no joy.

  • mebe Apr 28, 2008

    Still no luck connecting. Have tried resetting our wireless router, and have now blown the whole network at home for some reason :-( Still no joy with the Archos though.

  • mebe Apr 28, 2008

    Still have no luck

  • mebe Apr 28, 2008

    Tried the manual, no help there.

  • mebe Apr 28, 2008

    What relevance is knowing the SSID?

  • mebe Apr 28, 2008

    Sorry, not trying to push everyone out the door, just trying to reply without closing down the call. Still do not see the WLAN with the refresh of the wireless. Will try to hardware reset the Archos tonight. Have no network at home at the moment, the router didn't like being reset to factory default :-( got to get that working again.

  • mebe Apr 28, 2008

    Am going to try a friends router and see what happens. If that works, will look at buying another router.

  • mebe Apr 29, 2008

    Have wireless successfully working for laptop at home, so in general the router is going fine. Have no problem connecting other friend's laptops either.

  • mebe Apr 29, 2008

    Have tried all suggestions, no luck connecting to the router with the Archos at all. Will report back when tried on friends router

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As all the other exxperts have suggested its a compatibility issue.. That is the reason why its working with a public network coz its compatible withh that.. You have to buy another router..

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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    If you are interested i can help you find one..

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Hello,

Buying another router is a lost, You may try your router to your friends computer and see what happen. if the router got connected then your system maybe need to reinstall. i encountered in a new motherboard that cannot connect to the network even tells that it was connected. may need to install the correct driver of the network to the system.

melnavz

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    Emelio Navaja Apr 29, 2008

    Maybe you you have infected with virus, did you try scanning your computer with a potent antivirus or you may go online scan here: www.precisesecurity.com/antivirus/online-scan.htm



    if this not work maybe you have to reformat or reinstall the system and all the system drivers.



    may this help,

    melnavz

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    Emelio Navaja Apr 29, 2008

    hello again, remove the insallation of the wireless driver in your laptop/PC and then restart and then reinstall again the driver.



    and the automatically detect the IP address, your own way ..best melnavz

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    Emelio Navaja Apr 29, 2008

    ok, try router friends in you pc.

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Are you able to go online when an ethernet cable is connected to the router if yes then open up netgear router page http://192.168.1.1

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 28, 2008

    go to "wireless settings on the left what do you see

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 28, 2008

    you will see SSID there and tell me what is the SSID

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 28, 2008

    what's there in region
    do you see the wireless light on the router?
    Security should be disabled
    channel is 11, if no codeless phone in the room
    if there are any phone then the channel should be set to mode 6 should be g and b
    now click apply this should work

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 28, 2008

    go to wireless icon and see what wireless networks it's showing to you

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Everythings there on your pda. follow steps given by all the experts here. im sure you'll have it in no time. good luck!

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Hi,

Even at home with all security off, it still doesn't connect?

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Hello mebe

I want you to press the reset button behind your wireless router and hold it down for 30 seconds it will reset the settings.

When it powers back up again there will be no protection enabled, all devices should be able to see and connect to it.


on the time sync, I beleave it doesnt work then becose the timeserver is setup wrong.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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  • Ekse Apr 27, 2008

    after you have reset the router and have successfully connected the archos into the network we need to reconfigure the router, and add some encryption


  • Ekse Apr 27, 2008

    Let me know if any problems come up, we will solve this problem!! :-)

  • Ekse Apr 27, 2008

    also this page is full off stuff, You can also contact me by opening my profile (click on ekse) and then press ask me.



    That way it would be easyer to follow, its kind of full of stuff right here.

  • Ekse Apr 28, 2008

    Look at the bottom label of your router






    Press the reset button. Your security settings will be removed so for a while your desktop connection might not work as your pc is configured to use it with WAP protection if this doesnt happen you did it WRONG!



    Try again. hold the reset button for 30seconds



    I could fix this for you if I came over but Im sure you don't live in finland. Unless you want to pay the flight costs, hotel, food, and pleasure services I require.

  • Ekse Apr 28, 2008

    your router and pda are compatible your settings are wrong.

  • Ekse Apr 28, 2008

    now that your wireless is returned to defaults, do you see the wlan with your pda? what happens when you try to connect? have you put any custom settings into the pda which would prevent you from connecting(wep protection?), I recommend also hard reseting the pda into the original settings.

  • Ekse Apr 28, 2008

    Oh and btw, stop calling in other experts all the time, you already have 3 experts with knowledge on wireless routers here but you keep pushing us out from the door with the thanks for trying rateings.

  • Ekse Apr 28, 2008

    buy another router.

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Try to clone the MAC address.

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    pincer Apr 29, 2008

    yes you can connect to internet, but you have never setup a network connections & that's why you have no access to other pc connected on your home network. if you understand the logic of networking maybe you should setup up one to gain access to other computer..

    some of other post of our resident expert here was useful helpful, why don't you illustrate & elaborate some few steps you have done following the solutions. you said you have follow that and does but theres no report how things get done..

    please don't rate our post inappropriate until you have not satisfied solution, for us to finish and continuing posting again helpful solution down here..

    Thank you..

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All 802.11 network devices are compatible, the only difference is speed (b=11Mbps, g=54Mbps). If you mix b and g only trouble is that network can be slowed down, for the rest does not make any difference, all 802.11 device are fully compatible.

If you changed network settings, as suggested , ensure your archos is still connecting to wireless networks (other then yours eg public one you tried before).
Static IP configuration on the Archos (explicitly forcing IP to a specific value like 192.168.x.x suggested) may prevent the archos from acessing resources on many networks.

Once ensure PDA is working on other network go back home and do the following.

Ensure that you are connecting to your own network, and not some neighbours' one, check the network ID and verify.

If you are using network encryption (as it should be, unless you want to share it with neighbours and strangers) , ensure you inputed the right key checking on archos network setting. Doublecheck key on your router settings acessing router panel from Internet Explorer.

If you previously tried to remove encryption on router, ensure you used Save All command on router before exiting. If you didnt save router settings after doing changes, router may go back to previous state when restarted.

Turn off all computers on network and restart router disconnecting power cable and plugging back. Connect Archos before starting other computers.This will evidence (if working) troubles from eventual IP conflicts with other computers on network.

If the above did not work it is likely to be a firewall problem. Open once again router control panel inputting router IP from Internet explorer. Go to firewall settings, there will be a setting for Trusted IPs. At this point you should find out the IP assigned dinamically from router to Archos and set it as exeption (trusted IP) on router firewall.
If you cannot find IP use temporarly whole range from 0-255, for example if your nework gives out IPs 10.0.0.x , you set trusted range 10.0.0.0 - 10.0.0.255. If you accept the whole range on server ensure you have encryption back, with this configuration your network will be completely open toany wireless host, unless you activate encryption.

Regards

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    Ginko Apr 27, 2008

    All 802.11 devices are compatible , I am just not guessing, this is the reason why we created 802.11(Is one of first things you learn doing any networking course) . No difference but speed in 802.11 a, b , or g standards. evidently is something else.
    Do what Ekse suggested, as you messed up your settings without knowing exactly what you were doing.

    Hint: Not all experts posting here have a knowledge of networking and a perception of what the problem his , do not do immediately whatever is suggested unless you know you can bring device back to initial status settings.

    Reset PDA and connect to network.

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    Ginko Apr 27, 2008

    I can add more, some post is truly idiot! follow EKSE

  • Ginko
    Ginko Apr 27, 2008

    or Benimur

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    Ginko Apr 28, 2008

    Can you connect to your router with any other wireless device, fo example a laptop?
    borrow a laptop and test your wireless.
    Also test back if Archos is still connecting to wifi in different network.
    Post results here

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Hi mebe,

with the indulgence of IB4G2008...

Initially, pls verify that your Netgear router has its DHCP feature enabled/ON, all the WEP, WPA security is disabled and MAC filter is deactivated/disabled. If done and still a no go with the 605, here are a couple of more ideas. You need to do this in front of a PC that can connect to the Internet using the Netgear WGR614:
1. on the PC, pls goto Start/Run, type "cmd" less the quotes. On the command prompt window, pls type "ipconfig /all" Displayed upon hitting Enter would be a list of IP numbers.
2. likewise on the PC, pls open a browser and log in to your WGR614 (@192.168.0.201) type "admin" as the User ID and type "password" as the Password (assuming the router is still at factory defaults). Determine the SSID of the router and its other IP numbers;
3. power up the 605 and verify that "Enable WiFi" is set in the Home Screen. Pls check if your SSID was detected. If yes, try to connect to it, if not, do a manual configuration.
Left/right arrow keys on the 605 to move from "Automatic (DHCP)" to manual.
4. copy all the numbers as shown in the PC's command prompt window to the 605's Network Details for Archos Public WiFi. this would be the IP address, network (subnet) mask, Gateway, DNS Servers The only difference would be that the 605's IP address would have to be slightly different with that of the PC's. Example, if the PC is 192.168.0.230, pls make the Archos' 192.168.0.229. All others remain the same with that of the PC's.
5. tap on the Archos "Connect" button.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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    Louie Role Apr 27, 2008

    Hi again,

    on compatibility, the Archos 605 is 802.11g while the Netgear WGR614 is 802.11b/g.

    On the Archos, have you done a reset? or a firmware upgrade?

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Hi,

I believe your PDA is not able to connect to your home 802.11g network.Try switching to mixed 802.11b/g mode.For this you will have to login to your router and change the settings.

Goodluck,
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The issues with the pda and wifi is most likely based on the 811 standards that each have...did you compare those two for 811 compatibility?

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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    i suppose that you are unwilling to check for compatibility any other expert will want to cross that bridge first, before getting into network or system compatibilty.

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