[24hoursupport] Re: Will firewall be sufficient if WEP is disabled?

  • From: Fuzzy Logic <fuzzymo@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 11:23:03 -0400

Okay, you should use the key, regardless of whether the passphrase is
easier to remember. The passphrase will likely not generate the same
key on your laptop, and it is the key that is used for WEP, not the

Okay, if you can connect to the router with WEP enabled, then your
keys match and that is not your problem. Did you do what I suggested
in the last paragraph, and ensure your TCP/IP settings are correct? 
Go to Start/Settings/Control Panel/Network Settings, then right-click
on the wireless card and choose Properties. In there, select Internet
Protocol and properties. In the general tab, it should say "Obtain an
IP address automatically" (sounds like that is currently the setting),
and _also_ make sure that "Obtain DNS server address automatically" is
also set.

"Men may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do."
*Lewis Cass {1782-1866 American Politician}

On Thu, 14 Oct 2004, Lene <lpagsugu@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On my laptop, I have a Netgear configuration screen that searches for
> networks and when I click on the name to connect, it asks for either a
> passphrase or a key.  Since I can remember the passphrase easier, I
> use that.  I have tried using the key, but the result is still the
> same, I cannot connect to the Internet.  I'll try taking a screenshot
> of it when I get home later today.  It might be some other
> configuration problem with the laptop.  I'm able to access the
> Internet and the network with WEP disabled, but I something is
> preventing me from accessing the Internet when it is enabled.
> I have no problem with the PC and the router, it is just the laptop.
> Yes, with WEP enabled, I am able to access the configuration screen
> and connect to the Internet.
> Fuzzy Logic <fuzzymo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Either you are confusing your terms, or you are still setting up the
> > laptop incorrectly.
> > 
> > When you generate the keys from the passphrase, you should see four
> > identical keys, so that's good.
> > 
> > When you are setting up your laptop, you should be entering a key,
> > not a passphrase. It might be under advanced options or something
> > similar, but you definately want to enter a key, not a passphrase on
> > the laptop.
> > 
> > More importantly, you end by saying that you can connect to the
> > router's configuration after you have rebooted. Am I correct in
> > understanding this is WITH WEP enabled? Or is it without? If you
> > have WEP enabled, and you are able to connect to the router, then
> > that means that you're successfully connected to the router, and you
> > simply need to set your router to act as a DHCP server and set your
> > PC's internet settings to "Automatically obtain an address".
> > 
> > Hope that helps.
> > 
> > Fuzzy
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