Router wireless mystery

Apple Ipad 16gb tablet
August 16, 2010 at 13:59:11
Specs: Macintosh

Sunny
Yesterday our suburb had a 20 min power outage.
I have a DLink DIR 615 Router, with 3 PCs using the Ethernet cable ports,
and, 2 laptops, an iPAD and iPOD using the Wireless access.
Following the power outage the laptops could not access the LAN/Internet, 
as, I found out the router had reset itself to Wireless default, so that 
the password access/security was different to that "remembered" by the 
laptops. 
Reset of the security and password solved the problem, however, my query 
to any Wireless gurus, is that the iPAD and iPOD could still access the 
Internet when the laptops could not. 
Is it something to with the LAN ? 
PCs are 2 x WinXP and 1 x Win98SE 
2 Laptops with Win7 Home 
(Or does Apple do things differently?)  :-)

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#1
August 16, 2010 at 14:02:15
John Navas
"John Navas" <spamfilt...@navasgroup.com> wrote in message
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The laptops (Win7) could not access the LAN,
The router had reverted to "Auto assign a "key" when I reset it to
"Manually assign a Key" the LAN PCs magically appeared back in the network
details.


Charles
In article <i49vg7$99...@speranza.aioe.org>, Sunny

<wombatho...@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> The laptops (Win7) could not access the LAN, The router had reverted to "Auto assign a "key" when I reset it to "Manually assign a Key" the LAN PCs magically appeared back in the network details.

Are you sure the wireless default is not an open network not requiring
a password? Or else you once had the iPod on the default setting and
the iPod remembered the default password.
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Charles

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August 16, 2010 at 14:09:00
Jeff Liebermann
On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 09:27:25 +1000, " Sunny"

This is normal. If your DIR615 had the same SSID after you recovered from the reset, the saved settings in the iPad and iPod Touch would have tried to login with a pass-phrase from the previous setup, and failed. Once you setup the encryption pass phrase to be the same as before, it worked as expected.

If you want to avoid this nonsense, when anything changes in the router wireless config, you'll need to delete the saved settings for that particular SSID in the iPad/iPod/iPhone wireless settings. This is especially important if you change the WPA2 pass phrase, as all of these will continue to attempt to use the old pass phrase until the entire record is deleted. Swipe to the right on the SSID and the red "delete this entry" dialog will appear. Be sure to thank Apple for making pass phrase changes an ordeal.
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Thanks, yes the router still had the same SSID, but the pass phrase had
changed, so the laptops failed with the message "The access code stored
does not match the required code" (or words to that effect) :-)

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August 16, 2010 at 14:10:43
George Kerby

On 8/15/10 7:25 PM, in article

For *you* to make sense of it, the entire written word of all humanity throughout the ages would not be enough.

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