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CHange from wpe to wpa

by TivoBoxBoy / November 25, 2009 3:57 AM PST

Hi,

I need to change my internet connection from wpe to wpa.

How do you do this, I went to control panel - internet connections but could not figure out how.

Thanks

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It's twofold
by Jimmy Greystone / November 25, 2009 4:51 AM PST
In reply to: CHange from wpe to wpa

It's twofold.

Step 1: Change your router settings from WEP to WPA, and set a new password.

Step 2: Change the encryption settings on your connection in Windows. If necessary, delete the old one and make a new one, making sure to select WPA instead of WEP.

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Agree with Jimmy . . .
by Coryphaeus / November 25, 2009 6:44 AM PST
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with a twist.

Change your router settings and select WPA/2 (as per Jimmy) and set password.

If you're using Wireless Zero (Windows), when you try to log on to the router you will be prompted for the new password. Enter it.

Only SP3 supports WPA2.

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I already changed the router settings
by TivoBoxBoy / November 26, 2009 2:11 AM PST
In reply to: Agree with Jimmy . . .

The settings are already changed. What I need is to change the settings on my computer.

How do I change the settings on the computer once the router has been changed. (We have 2 computers, and my laptop has not been changed, but the desktop and router already have been.)

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You open up the connection . . .
by Coryphaeus / November 26, 2009 6:02 AM PST

on the PC (pick one). Double click the icon in the system tray and tell it to connect to "available networks". When it finds yours it'll ask for the new password. Enter it.

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Be sure you're broadcasting SSID.
by Coryphaeus / November 26, 2009 7:42 AM PST

If not your PCs won't be able to find the network.

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If the router is set, then the rest s/b automatic
by ChuckT / November 27, 2009 6:00 AM PST

Since you said you've changed the router, then all the connections from that point on will be, can only be, the same type of encryption.

Changing it on the router will "shove" all the old connections off, and they will have to re-establish at the new encryption.

The newest versions of Windows no longer have the need for you to select the type of encryption, it is an automatic type of selection. All you do is select the signal (the SSID broadcasted name, assuming it is being broadcasted) and you enter the passkey. Windows will then figure out what sort of encryption is needed.

My point is, you don't have to tell your computer what sort of encryption to use. You only set the Router, and the rest will disconnect until you re-establish, once you enter the correct passkey. If you've already established communication they you are already using the set Router encryption.

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