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    This is a discussion on open media wap11g wireless bridge. within the Asking for help forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; Hi everyone, I have just received my open media wireless bridge to connect to anytime+, the problem is I keep ...

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      open media wap11g wireless bridge.

      Hi everyone,

      I have just received my open media wireless bridge to connect to anytime+, the problem is I keep getting the error message 'Local network not found'. When I connect the bridge to my laptop it connects no problem to the internet. What else can I try?

      Thanks everyone.

      Paul.


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      Re: open media wap11g wireless bridge.

      You have set it up first on a computer?

      Try a simple security key like 12344321 to test as sometimes devices only speak in hex to each other.

      Have you got the latest software:

      Wifi Bridge Installer Version 5.0.17.0
      http://www.wifibridge.co.uk/


      Also beware where you locate it, I found that out by error mine sits on top of the blu-ray player that it is connected to but if I have it to the right near the power cord inlet it don't work, move it to middle and it does.

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      Re: open media wap11g wireless bridge.

      Hi thanks for your reply, set up on my computer and works fine on my laptop, sat here right next to sky box so signal works fine for the distance any other advice?

      don't really understand what you mean re the hex code :S

      Thanks again please help meeeee lol

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      Re: open media wap11g wireless bridge.

      HEX code is chars 0-9 and letters A-F, so if you used a G some devices may not read the code from another device.

      Not such a problem these days but always worth keeping in mind and test a key with a simple number, but as you said you had connected it can't be that anyway.

      Hexadecimal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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      Re: open media wap11g wireless bridge.

      Ok thanks..hmmmm

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      Re: open media wap11g wireless bridge.

      wilson999888 & I chatted over this on MSN this afternoon. He got the bridge working from his PC without any problems. The device worked from his laptop, next to the Sky box, as well.

      He has an Amstrad 890C, with the same software revision as mine (SYSF26.59.01 v4F3101).

      He connected the router directly to the Sky STB, just to prove that the LAN port works. This was fine. Unfortunately the router couldn't;t connect to the telephone socket at the same time as it is too far away from the STB.

      He also tried talking to the router when it was in the same room (not on the Internet), but again his Sky STB failed to connect.

      When he went into the network settings, the Sky STB fails to see the bridge.

      He took the power from the Laptop USB to ensure that it was getting power when plugged into the STB, this was still no good.

      Something that does come to mind is the pending software update due out later this week. I am wondering if this will turn on his USB ports and help the Amstrad to recognise the bridge.

      I searched the web for a manual, but only found guides instead. These identified that there needed to be some LEDs lighting up on the bridge, which they were.

      He's tried contacting the retailer. Unfortunately the telephone wasn't answered and the email hasn't been replied to.

      Any other ideas that we've missed would definitely be appreciated. I don't have a bridge myself, so I couldn't do anything independently myself.

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      Re: open media wap11g wireless bridge.

      thanks so much for this scubbie, I have just got in from the gym and wondered whether I could connect the bridge to the router and run it this way....long story short it did nothing .... don't have a clue what to do now really.

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      Re: open media wap11g wireless bridge.

      just an update, the usb port (both front and back) still dont give out any power, is there any way I can get these to have power going to it? update or something Im not sure.... please if you have any questions that you think might lead to an answer please ask away.

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      Re: open media wap11g wireless bridge.

      Do you have a powered USB hub?

      If so for testing purposes connect the device to the hub and that should rule out any power issues.

      Also you can try making sure the only device on the laptop USB port is the wireless bridge.

      By that I do not mean physical looks but in the operating system of the laptop, On XP it is in devices manager/Universal Serial Bus Controllers/ then if you right click and select properties on each item and power tab you should find one that has the device attached so make sure it is on its own.

      Then click the power management tab and turn the power on i.e. take the tick out of the power save option.

      I will repeat what I said a few posts up incase you missed it, try and keep the wireless bridge away from any electrical interference. I repeat that as it had me going to an hour or so why mine would not connect I moved it less than a foot and it has been fine ever since.

      I take it you are not using any extension cables (USB/Ethernet) on the device?
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      Re: open media wap11g wireless bridge.

      I have tried it when the usb has been connected to my laptop and it powers up fine, just the sky that isn't powering it up.

      the lights I am getting when it is plugged into the sky box are a solid blue with slow orange flashes in a sequence of flash..flash..........flash..flash (if you get what i mean )

     

     
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