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Russell DeMarco
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      03-08-2005
I have a Linksys wireless router setup in my home by someone a year ago.
The current laptop works great. I just bought a new IBM and it finds the
network, goes thru some stuff but doesn't seem to connect. Is that because
of WEP? What do I need to do to the new IBM to get a connection? What info
will I need?

Thanks...


 
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DJ Borell
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      03-08-2005
"Russell DeMarco" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I have a Linksys wireless router setup in my home by someone a year ago.
> The current laptop works great. I just bought a new IBM and it finds the
> network, goes thru some stuff but doesn't seem to connect. Is that
> because
> of WEP? What do I need to do to the new IBM to get a connection? What
> info
> will I need?
>
> Thanks...


You will need to enter the WEP key during the configuration of the wireless
client to successfully connect. If you do not have it written down or
recorded elsewhere, you can get it by connecting to the configuration page
for you wireless router (connect by inputing the IP address of your router
in the URL of your browser.) The easiest way to do this is by connecting
the laptop to be configured to the router via a cable, go to the wireless
admin page and then copy/paste the key during the wireless NIC
configuration.

More info on wireless configuration can be found here:

http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Config.html


 
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Russell DeMarco
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      03-17-2005
Thanks. I also had to add the MAC address of this laptop.

"DJ Borell" <dborell@_remove_techmedix.com> wrote in message
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> "Russell DeMarco" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:%23C%23MIb$(E-Mail Removed)...
> >I have a Linksys wireless router setup in my home by someone a year ago.
> > The current laptop works great. I just bought a new IBM and it finds

the
> > network, goes thru some stuff but doesn't seem to connect. Is that
> > because
> > of WEP? What do I need to do to the new IBM to get a connection? What
> > info
> > will I need?
> >
> > Thanks...

>
> You will need to enter the WEP key during the configuration of the

wireless
> client to successfully connect. If you do not have it written down or
> recorded elsewhere, you can get it by connecting to the configuration page
> for you wireless router (connect by inputing the IP address of your router
> in the URL of your browser.) The easiest way to do this is by connecting
> the laptop to be configured to the router via a cable, go to the wireless
> admin page and then copy/paste the key during the wireless NIC
> configuration.
>
> More info on wireless configuration can be found here:
>
> http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Config.html
>
>



 
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