I can't access internet through wifi

February 7, 2012 at 06:36:18
Specs: Windows Vista, AMD Athlon Proccessor 2650e 1.60 GHz/2 gigs
I have just installed the software for my WiFi Adapter onto my desktop computer. I entered the wep key for the router and it says there is a great signal, but it says limited connectivity. I have installed Mozilla Firefox. When I open a browser for either Firefox or Internet Explorer, it says it can't find server. I also see in the Internet connection menu that it has sent 156 packets to the router, with none returning. I'm not especially tech-savvy, so any help is welcome.

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#1
February 7, 2012 at 15:30:10
Right click on the wifi software in the tray & tell it to let windows manage wifi. Then disable the wifi software that you installed, in startup in msconfig. Reboot & you should have internet.

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#2
February 9, 2012 at 20:41:02
I'm really sorry, but What does that mean?

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#3
February 11, 2012 at 20:13:46
It means ask someone to help you locally, if you don't understand what I said. I can't make it any more simple than it is. Maybe someone else can.

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#4
February 11, 2012 at 23:10:21
Since you said you entered the WEP key there are some things you should know about WEP.
Firstly, if you have the choiceand are the administrator of the router you should select WPA rather than WEP as the encryption standard since WEP can be hacked in as little as 5 minutes.
If you cannot alter the router security protocol then in the PC's network connection you need to get into the advanced connection properties and alter some settings manually. With WEP there are three sections to the setting that need to be correct in order for a successful connection. The correct HEX passkey is only one of those settings. The second is the key type which is usually "Shared" but you need to check in the router admin interface to confirm this. The third is the key sequence number. From 1 to 4. Again you need to check in the router to be sure that whether the WEP key is set as Shared and which sequence number is in use.

Only when you have set the PC advanced settings to exactly match the router settings will you get a connection.

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#5
February 12, 2012 at 06:53:01
Most likely you did not configure wireless adapter correctly or keyed in wrong WEP key for connecting to wireless network, check out this wireless network troubleshooting tips article to get more ideas.

In addition, don't use WEP encryption on your wireless network, it's vulnerable and the key can be easily cracked. Please use WPA2 encryption on wireless network, much more secure.

Hope this helps.


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