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Wireless router sending a signal but no data

by xirolad / June 16, 2007 10:18 AM PDT

Today at a friends request, I switched her wireless router from WPA to WEP. She had no troubles at all before today with the wireless signal. After switching over, she had a strong signal and could load web pages just fine. But coming back a few hours later, there was no signal. I reset the router, unplugged and replugged it in, tried repairing and nothing. Her computer will not even connect to an unsecured connection. Her laptop is unable to connect to the router as well, leading me to believe there's something wrong with it. Any ideas?

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Sadly, WEP is dead.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 16, 2007 10:43 AM PDT
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I agree.
by xirolad / June 16, 2007 10:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Sadly, WEP is dead.

I agree. I originally had it set for WPA but she wanted it as WEP so that she could use the Nintendo Wi-Fi which only allows WEP.

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See question 26 at link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 16, 2007 11:21 AM PDT
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Not quite
by xirolad / June 16, 2007 11:36 AM PDT

Yes, the Wii uses it, but from all the research I've done, the DS can only connect to WEP networks unless you download a firmware hack.

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I have a Wii and it's fine on WPA with no hack.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 16, 2007 12:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Not quite

Go figure.

The issue I noted up a link or two is causing too much trouble now. I'm seeing far too many networks going toes up over this one.

But if you don't believe me, just ask in our security forum.

Bob

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