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Wireless help

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by benjam1ma, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. benjam1ma

    benjam1ma Member

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    Can someone help me please, i have a Dell laptop, with a Linksys router at home which i access the internet via, using a Wireless LAN 11g USB adapter below is the spec:

    IEEE 802.11g
    USB 1.1 / 2.0
    2.4GHz ~ 2.4835GHz
    IEEE 802.11g: 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps 5v DV

    and i am able to access the internet easy at home, but then i go to visit my girlfriend at uni with my laptop, and for some reason it wont connect with her router in her house, even thou i have every thing i needed to set up the connection, i always have a low weak connection but, nothing enough to allow me to access the net properly her router is a Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO Router, please can someone help me.
     
  2. SkyLynx

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    I'm going to ask some obvious questions:

    1) Does she have WEP enabled?
    2) Does she have WPA enabled? If so, it could be that you're wireless card doesn't support WPA.
    3) Who setup her wireless setup?
     
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    Yes Wep is enabled, as the whole network is wireless for the other house m8s, the router is mainly set up using Wep from what i can see, because the landlord set up the router who is a retard and wont give us the password to it.
     
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    this stopping me from trying to change some settings to allow me to use the network, but i should be able to use it anyway straight away
     
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    Are your wireless card's setting set to "open wep"?

     
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    no its not open, its shared
     
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    I am by no means a wireless expert, but I'm pretty sure that you need the WEP key to be granted access. Was your girlfriend given the key or did the landlord set it up for her?

    Check this out:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884787
     
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    yeah she was given the key, and i have tryed that, thanks anyway i will take a look at the microsoft site link you have provided.
     
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    As stupid as it sounds, make sure that the drivers for your wireless card are the most recent.
     

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