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    Wireless Connection to Acer Laptop

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      Wireless Connection to Acer Laptop

      Hi,

      I've spent hours looking through the other posts, and even phoned sky tech help (waste of time!)

      I've just bought a Acer Aspire 5715Z laptop, running Vista Home Premium.

      I've tried the following:

      - connect via cable - works great

      - static IP address on laptop - sort of connected, but wont acceess internet

      - Changed security settings to WEP

      - Tried no security settings

      - Changed channel on router

      - turned off firewall on laptop

      - done access control on router.

      - turned off uPnP

      - Theres no security option for WPA-PSK on the laptop

      Any one got other suggestions?

      The wireless adaptor on the laptop is a Belkin, the Sky router is NetgearDG834GT

      Im totally stuck now.

      Thanks in advance
      Rob
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      Re: Wireless Connection to Acer Laptop

      Reset everything on the router, turn off the encryption and on PC put IP back to auto. When iencryption is off go into vista and remove any prefered wireless networks, failing that if it's a USB wireless device just unplug it and plug it into a different USB port.
      Once you have cleared all known wireless networks remove the network cable and rebot vista, when it comes back up try and access 192.168.0.1 wirelessly, if you can do this then the network side is working wirelessly.

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      Re: Wireless Connection to Acer Laptop

      Still no joy.

      The adaptor is build into the laptop.

      it can see and connect, but not the internet.

      When you go into the Network connection screens - there a red cross on between the icon of the network and the internet (globe).

      This is the first Vista machine ive used - arrrrrrggggghhhhhhhhh

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      Re: Wireless Connection to Acer Laptop

      Could be you need the latest firmware for your netgear router when using it with Vista.

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      Re: Wireless Connection to Acer Laptop

      Quote Originally Posted by Naranja View Post
      Could be you need the latest firmware for your netgear router when using it with Vista.
      No it couldn't

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      Hi
      The guys I bought my Acer from will always try and solve my probs usually free of charge, but why not google acer forums might pick up something on one of them.
      Drizzle

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      Re: Wireless Connection to Acer Laptop

      Thanks for all the adivce and help.

      I had a flash of inspiration, and realised that I got video senders for watching sky in the bedroom - it was these interefering with it (I should've realised as i had to switch the wireless off on the router cos it interfered with the TV before)

      Cheers
      Rob aka Homer Simpsons!!!

     

     

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