|I am a simpleton, and will try to keep this simple: I |
want to use a wi-fi connection at my wifes workplace.
I know the network name; it has wep security; and I
have the key (password). I went into my wireless
network connection properties. Under the wireless
networks tab I added the network. For the properties
of this network, I set network authentication to open.
I set data encryption to WEP. I typed in the network
key-password, and retyped it in the confirm field. I hit
the OK. Under the advanced tab of the wireless
network connection box I hit settings and turned off
the windows firewall.
THe above worked, because the formerly hidden
network was now found by my computer. However, I
cant connect to the internet. When I went to
doublecheck everything, I saw the WEP key was not
the same as the one I had entered. The correct
network key I need to use is 5 characters, and the
network key that is showing is 8 characters. Here is
what I cant figure out- if I change the network key
(and confirm it), hit ok and close everything.... AND
then go back in to look at the key, it hasnt been
changed! it is the same 8 character key as before!
I guess this may be an old key from an old network.
Whatever it is, I dont use it and dont need it. My
wireless network at home is open and I dont use or
need a network key.
How can I get rid of this key so I can set up and
access this network. Thanks for the help!