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06-05-2005, 07:34 PM
I just setup and configured a Linksys wireless access point(802.11G) to my broadband router. I successfully set up one desktop computer to the wireless signal. However I can not get my Toshiba laptop to connect. I have set a WAP network key that worked for the desktop comp, but not for the laptop.
I have made various changes to the network settings on the laptop, but its still a no-go. The desktop card is a 802.11G and the laptop is 802.11B.
Is there any reason they wouldnt be compatable in understanding the network key? I'm stumpted....
06-05-2005, 09:48 PM
If the router is only G and the card is only B, it won't work.
What are the model numbers of the card & router. Most of the G support G&B.
06-06-2005, 01:39 AM
My access point is compatable with B & G. I'm starting to wonder about my network password. Why would it work on the desktop but not the laptop? After attempting to use the network password, I get the following error...
The network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii charachters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal charachters.
My password is 10 charachters(all letters). Am I missing something?
06-06-2005, 04:53 AM
All the passwords must match, that's number one. Upper and lower case do matter. Be sure when entering that the dialog box is expecting ascii or hex, as applicable, and everthing is the same as the working computer--apples and apples. Finally, if you are using hex (10 characters) and they are all letters, you can only use A through F. This is, of course, because valid hex characters are 0-9 and A-F (0-15 decimal equivalents).
06-07-2005, 12:34 PM
Ok, I'm getting close. I think the problem has to do with the level of security I had originaly set.
I have the following security settings...
WPA Pre-Shared Key
The original setting was on WPA Pre-Shared Key. When I set it back to WEP, I was able to access the network, but it was "limited or no conectivity".
Am I on to something here? Is the 802.11B card not compatable with "G's" security capabilities?
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