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Notebook not connecting via WiFi

I saw this message on the Toshiba site that may be the problem. My problem is that Im not sure what they are talking about.

Attempts to connect a Toshiba Wi-Fi enabled computer to a D-Link DI-713 Wireless Router may fail if WEP encryption is enabled on the router. This applies to Toshiba portable PCs using Agere (Lucent) -based Wi-Fi adapters, which may be branded as from Toshiba, Buffalo Technology, or ORiNOCO.

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My workaround is...

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To use MAC FILTERING until the vendors supply WEP or WPA that works with your combo.


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Bob, are there any simple instructions

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for Mac filtering?

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Sadly no.

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MAC filtering, the menu on each router varies too wildly for any step by step instruction. But the short version is that most routers I've seen have this feature and I found most "all too easy" to use. The last one would show a list of currently connected machines (their MACs) and you could add them to the accepted list. Once the list was done, you would enable MAC filtering. It was all of 2 steps.


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Ive been trying this page ---

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And Ive gotten addresses from two puters, but the third one is not cooperating.

I have the address from my Win98 and from her Toshiba (XP) notebook, but not from her HP XP. It says it cant find it. I tried two different methods. One, typing 'winipcfg' in the Run box, and secondly typing 'cmd', then 'getmac'.

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(NT) (NT) maybe I just need to get a different router

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another question

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With this one WiFi notebook do I need all addresses from all computers or do I really only need one?

Im looking at the Netgear smartwizard router manager.

I see this:
Use Default Address
Use Computer MAC Address
Use This MAC Address

Maybe all I have to do is use the address that pops up when I click on "use this MAC address", or the physical address the puter gave me?

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Its fixed! Thanks yall for your input

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I took the machine and the router to the store to rule out that the router wasnt transmitting, and the sales guy did something to it.

I have a very happy wife, now. Happy

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Netgear Firmware

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I thought Id try yours first

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These are -some- of the directions. I ran into trouble with #6. Maintenance? I dont see that.

1. Open a Web browser.
2. Access the router ( or the Default Gateway address if the router's default IP was changed).
3. Log in the router (User Name = admin and Password = password, unless you changed it).
4. Write down all settings that you entered when previously configuring. (Usually this includes information such as ISP configuration and wireless security settings.)
5. Download the file wgr614v5_1_0_7_1_0_6.chk from the link below.
6. Under Maintenance, click Router Upgrade.
7. Click Browse and locate the firmware upgrade file.
8. Click Upload.
9. Wait for the router to reboot.
10. Under Maintenance, click Settings Backup, then click Erase. (Or press the reset button on the back for 10 seconds.)
11. Wait one minute for the router to reboot.
12. Manually enter the configuration information you wrote down in Step 4. Use the Smartwizard, or manually configure as shown in the box below.

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