[access-uk] Re: Laptop connection to network problem

Hi Chris -

When I was first setting up the network from the installation wizard, I 
chose wep over wpa security, because I didn't know what my PC had in the way 
of this kind of security; I know  my laptop has the latest WPA or whatever 
it is called, but my PC is 5 years old now, so I thought it was probably 
more likely to have wep.

How do I check what the PC has for network security, and can I just change 
it to WPA to increase security levels as the laptop has this level? I hope 
this makes sense! -

Andy
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Hallsworth" <christopherhallsworth71@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 6:15 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Laptop connection to network problem


| Hi Andy, although this wireless connection I use here uses WPA-personal,
| another type of encryption, you may want to look in your wireless
| connection's properties, under the security page. You may be able to
| enter the wep key there. I know you can enter this network's
| WPA-personal key there as well, so this is just a stab in the dark.
| Going back to your "connect to" query, when you first connect to the
| network you should have been given options to "save the network",
| "connect to the network automatically", etc. If not, you may again be
| able to set these in the connection's properties. If you want to know
| how to get there in the first place, give us a shout. Hope that helps.
|
| Andy Collins wrote:
| > Hi all -
| >
| > When I try to 'connect to a network' with my laptop, I get the message:
| >
| > "connection unsuccessful. This computer is connected to [SSID name] but 
does
| > not have access to the internet - this might be cause by an incorrect 
wep
| > key"
| >
| > If it is to do with the wep key, then what do I need to do? I used a wep 
key
| > when setting up the router, but haven't been asked for one when trying 
to
| > connect with the laptop.
| >
| > All ideas welcomed -
| >
| > Andy
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