triggering password query

January 22, 2009 at 13:53:57
Specs: WinXP, 1Ghz; 512Gb
How can I trigger the display of the window that allows me to enter the network password for connection to my Secured Wireless Network ?

Basty


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#1
January 22, 2009 at 14:03:26
Go to the advanced setup screen for the network and delete the asterisks were the password is entered. Disconnect and reconnect and you will be prompted for the password.

Stuart


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#2
January 22, 2009 at 15:04:07
understand that a number of wireless utilities do not have that feature set.

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#3
January 22, 2009 at 18:55:06
"Go to the advanced setup screen for the network". I asked the question because I cannot access the network and was hoping that an anwer might give a path towards access.

Basty


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#4
January 23, 2009 at 08:11:14
Perhaps the issue is in your wording.

Are you trying to access you local wireless utility so you can configure the encryption key as the same you configured for your router?

You should have the wireless utility under Programs via the start menu as a result of installing your wireless card.


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#5
January 23, 2009 at 14:01:38
Thanks for the hint. My 'problem' was very complex, but I had a breakthrough yesterday, which seemed to hinge on the need to insert the USB-WLAN stick BEFORE booting. After that it became possible to access the Network and the option to enter the 'WEP key' presented as part of the path towards 'connection.
"so you can configure the encryption key as the same you configured for your router" - NO, I just wanted access to the network and knew that I would have to enter a password - so thought that by 'forcing' the system to give me the chance to enter it, I could make progress.

Basty


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#6
January 23, 2009 at 15:40:31
Then you should have said that in your original post, rather than leaving out the part about not "seeing" the network.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#7
January 23, 2009 at 16:22:25
I think you may still be confused. Any issue is only as complex as you make it. Consider breaking this down to simplier componets.

A wireless security key is not entered to access the network. It is your host machine wireless interface talking to the wireless routers interface.

To talk to a network like a 2003 server network you are then challenged with having to enter a user account and password that matches those credencials on the server.

This all happens after you have established a physical wireless connection.


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#8
January 23, 2009 at 21:23:16
Wanderer - thank you for the explanation, however, the complexity I was referring to I have not outlined IN THIS THREAD. because I did not want to cause confusion.
But now the issue 'solved' I WILL refer to it.
My not-so-modern laptop has no trouble accessing the internet at Unwired Hotspots in (local) libraries. Since the USB port was damaged, I was using a PCMCIA-WiFi card. Once I had my own private wireless network, I expected to be able to access it the same way, but have up to this point failed to do so. Luckily I also invested in a USB-WLAN stick, and as stated before, eventually worked out how to get internet access with it. That process includes many steps which may well have to be followed in a sequence -
involving a bit of a discovery tour - the sum total of all those considerations, I find complex.

Basty


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