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Home wireless network

Peter January 30, 2009 at 19:06:45
Specs: Windows Vista

Hi

I am trying to connect my Acer notebook 5720G to my home network PC. The HP Desktop PC is using a Belkin wireless router. My notebook can connect to the internet when the wireless router is UNSECURED (i.e no passphrase) but as soon as I put in a passphrass using WEP I cannot connect even after trying to put in the same passphrase. The Belkin wirelss router 54g is detected on the notebook under 'view all wireless connections' but has the icon in the system tray with the exclamation mark and yellow triangle. I get an error message saying, 'passphrase is not valid' Is there supposed to be some sort of wireless card utility applet in the system tray for the Broadcom 802.11g to be configured first? Can somone please advise me of what steps to take ? Thank you - Peter


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January 30, 2009 at 22:05:47

Instead of using WEP, use WPA instead, You can use a passphrase using all letters so it will be easier to get right and WPA is more secure than WEP.

http://bill-mcminn.com/pchelp/wirel...


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February 1, 2009 at 03:22:17

Hi Bill, thanks for the reply. I don't think I have typed in the incorrect passphrase. But I will try using WPA. Any other reason why I can't connect. Is it possible because the desktop system is Windows XP and the laptop is using Vista? - Peter

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