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Problem Getting Wireless To Just Bloody Work

by jamie_sables / July 18, 2008 12:05 AM PDT

Hi,

I made this post about a month ago now, and I was asked to come back with more details about my setup.

Well now I have a new system becuase I had to send the old one back as PCWorld are s***.

Anyway, I have Vista Home Premium, I have the following spec:

AMD Athlon 64x2 5000+
2GB Ram

Anyways, I have inserted the "Dynamode 11g" USB Wireless into a USB port. This is after I installed the drivers from the cd.

Windows then did it's thing and installed it.

After installation I could see the available Networks. This is after I had gone into windows firewall and made sure wireless isn't blocked by Vista Firewall.

Mine network is SKY, using a Netgear modem. I inputted the Network key and let vista try to connect me to the internet.

It came back with the message "You have connected to sky, but not to the internet".

What should I do? I need to get online with this machine.

I look forward to any help, and it'll be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

J

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Let's say you used WEP encryption.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2008 12:45 AM PDT

That could happen. Taking notes from our forum sticky we endorse the following.

1. Latest router firmware.
2. SSID broadcasting.
3. WPA-PSK encryption.

Anything else is up to you to know if it works or not.
Bob

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by jamie_sables / July 18, 2008 2:04 AM PDT

I've had a long look around the forums, it didn't bring up anything that could help.

I have no idea what "WPA-PSK encryption"... could you shed some light on that please?

J

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To sort that out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2008 3:59 AM PDT
In reply to: re:

I refer to your product manual. It does note WPA and I see google is a good source to catch up on the terminology. Since you didn't share what security you used, I ask you find out and share.
Bob

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