Its not accepting the motel password, i keep getting an err message the network security key must be either 5 characters or 13 characters, and the password is unicorninn. which isnt 5 or 13. so its telling me my security settings are incorrect.
the only way to get online is to go thru something called acer enet management
The hotels I have stayed in are open access wireless. Basically anyone has access whether they are guests or not. The hotels generally have some sort of internet mgmt that throws out some sort of advertisement before allowing you to get on the internet. Right click the wireless icon and view available networks, you might not even be on the motel's network.
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This issue is cause by old computers trying to access a router that uses a password configuration that the old computer doesn't understand. It will never work on his router as it is setup right now for that particular computer.
You have to either change the router password type to an old type like WEP. It's not as secure but makes things work none the less.
1) Open your Internet Explorer program or any other web browser. 2) In the Address Box at the top of the browser window, type http://192.168.1.1 and then click on Go, or press the Enter key on the keyboard. A window should appear in the center of the screen asking for your User Name and Password. 3) Leave the User Name box blank. Type admin in the Password box, then click on OK, or press the Enter key on the keyboard. Note: To change the password from admin to a more secure password: 1) Click on the Administration tab when the Linksys Wireless Router Setup page appears. 2) Type the password you want in the Password:box next to Local Router Access. 3) Click on Save Settings. 4) Be sure you remember or write down this password and the encryption password in step #13 below. 4) The Linksys Wireless Router Setup page should appear. 5) Click on the Wireless tab. 6) Because some of your neighbors may also have Linksys Wireless Routers and not know how to change the SSID (the SSID is the name of your wireless network.), change your SSID from the default name, which is linksys, to something unique, such as johnsnet or myhomenet. Caution: Do not use spaces or weird characters, such as $ % ^ & * #, in the SSID. 7) Change the Wireless Channel to Channel 1 - 2.412 GHz. (The second part of the channel is the frequency: 2.412 Gigahertz.) You can also use 11 - 2.462 GHz. Most people use Channel 6 because this is the default Channel, so you don't want to select Channel 6; use Channel 1 or 11 instead. Tip: Unfortunately, cordless [landline] phones, Bluetooth devices and microwave ovens may use the same frequencies as your wireless networking equipment. If you suspect that these appliances are interfering with your wireless network, try experimenting with different channels. 8) Click on Save Settings. 9) Click on Continue. 10) Click on Wireless Security. 11) Under Security Mode, click on the Down Arrow and then select WPA-Personal, unless you have an older wireless network card in your laptop which can't useWPA, in which case, click on this for instructions on setting the Security Mode to WEP. 12) Under Encryption:or WPA Algorithms:, set this to TKIP. 13) Under WPA Shared Key, type in your desired password, which should be at least 8 characters long, but not contain any spaces or weird characters, such as $ % ^ & * #. 14) Click on the Save Settings button to save the settings. 15) Click on the Continue button.
WEP is a standard encryption standard that has a 4 keys based on a passphrase. In addition to the correct name and the correct key, make sure youre picking the correct numerical key. (Example: Youre connecting to network MYHOME and the passphrase generated 4 keys and the router is using key number 3. You must use the third key.) Look up the settings on the router and retrieve the encryption key, and whether its the first, second, third, or fourth key. Youll need a computer thats directly connected to the router.
Try the rest button should be on the back somewhere and start again to set a password for it. download more info on your router and how to log on to it, if all else fails ring your isp as they will help