Finally Activated But....
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- 21-09-06, 12:07 PM #1
Finally Activated But....
After what seemed like a lifetime I have finally been connected. It has been exactly 7 days after my activation date.
I can get online with wires but not through wireless connectivity.
When I enter the WEP/Network ID windows does not accept it.
Is anyone else having this problem?
I called up SKY technical support but they didn't have a clue whatsoever.
The guy kept telling me that I should conntact my wireless ccard manufacturer.
I told him many times that it wasnt a hardware issue but he refused to help me.
- 21-09-06, 12:20 PM #2
have you changed the wifi settings from when you got the router?
if not it will be on wpa.
to change it login to the router at 192.168.0.1 admin/sky and change the wireless settings.
- 21-09-06, 12:59 PM #3
Try turning off the security for a while and try connecting. If you can then connect you may have something wrong with the WEP settings on the PC.
Wireless networks can be a real pain to setup and keep a strong signal.
- 21-09-06, 01:35 PM #4
I will try that when I get home tonight. Thanks for you time guys.
- 21-09-06, 02:00 PM #5
When your security is ON, it is not WEP, but WPA - Personal....this is critical to getting it to work.
What type of wireless card are you using, since if it is an old card, it might not support 802.11b / g with WPA, but only 802.11b with WEP. In this instance, you need to get the latest drivers / firmware from the card manufacturer, if they have released a feature set that will support this protocol. If not, then a trip to purchase a compatible WiFi card will be required.
- 21-09-06, 02:49 PM #6
I have a sony Laptop and it came with a standard 802.11b Wireless card. Am not sure if it supports WPA though. Is there any easy way to check if its WPA compatible?
- 21-09-06, 03:37 PM #7
Surely he doesn't need new equipment; just advice on setting up. I understand that the router supports both WPA and WEP.
There is a "sticky" but I don't know how to direct you...sorry
- 21-09-06, 04:01 PM #8
You are correct Tyland and the post that GraphicLounge.co.uk wants is here Good news and instructions on WEP settings (XP) for help to setup WEP.
Have a look at the Sony website there could be updated drivers for the Wireless card if they supplied it if not then goto the card makes site and see whats available there.Ray
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