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    Connecting wirelessly using laptop with built-in wireless card.

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      Connecting wirelessly using laptop with built-in wireless card.

      I have already passed my activation date, and have all the lights and connections correct. I can connect to the internet only by physical Ethernet cable.

      However I wish to connect using the built-in wireless card on my laptop, it is a brand new laptop with the latest wireless technology so I cannot understand why I cannot connect wirelessly.

      I spent nearly over an hour talking to sky technical support going through the router settings and changing the security encryption from WPA to WEP and using a WEP network key etc. Still no luck, I can keep on getting an error message saying "windows cannot connect to this network".

      Please can anybody help me, sky have already said they cannot help me any further, and have advised me to purchase a USB dongle from them, I would however prefer to connect without paying for a USB dongle and losing a USB port to the dongle. The laptop I am using is an Acer 5673WLmi, with a built-in wireless card... WLAN: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network (dual-band tri-mode 802.11 a/b/g).

      Any help on this will be much appreciated!


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      Try logging into the router and changing the Mode from th edefault g & b to Auto 108

      If you are not sure how to do this login clicking on this link

      http://192.168.0.1 A little box will pop-up
      the default username/password is admin/sky

      Got to the link on the left Wireless Settings and you will see the Mode settings
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      Sandi

      What laptop is it and what type of wireless card does it have in it?
      When you try and connect, how are you doing so?
      When connecting to the wireless network, it should, on the first attempt, ask you to input the WPA - Personal (TKIP) code which IS CaSe SeNsItIvE and is the one underneath the router. If you are not being asked, you need to go into the wireless card's settings and configure a profile which will include the WPA passcode. Try again and post your results....

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      Amoboknaai,

      I am using is an Acer 5673WLmi, with a built-in wireless card... WLAN: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network (dual-band tri-mode 802.11 a/b/g).

      According to the technical support at sky, my wireless card needs to configured and i need to contact the manufacturer of the card, but i think that is absolute rubbish, this is a brand new laptop with the top-of-the-range wireless card. It should just work!!!

      I have not tried changing the mode from b/ g/ to auto 108, i will try that and see how i get on... hopefully it makes a difference.

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      Sandi

      I have the same wirless card in my laptop and you can configure by using the Intel PRO/Set Wireless utility.

      Open it up and select the SKY wireless connection.

      Select the Profiles if you already have one created and in there you can insert the password under Security settings as WPA TKIP

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      If those wonderful chappies at Acer have not installed the Intel wireless utility, it can be downloaded from here.
      Service recovery 02392 899292

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      D'oh! Not good, dude.

     

     

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