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wireless network

By LinkedKube
May 28, 2007
  1. Ok, here it goes. Room mate just set up wireless network password. My pc runs off of wifi. I have xp 64, can anyone please help guide or show me where I can find out how to connect to the network. Been trying all day and its ticking me off. I'm currently typing this on his IMAC thinga mabobber. So you see the urgency. Thx
     
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251

    Hi

    You need the SSID of the wireless router, and you need the security key, if your using windows own wireless program then his network should show up as an available network, if it doesnt he may have his router hiding the SSID, in which case you will have to ask him, if its showing in the list of networks then click connect, windows will prompt you for the security key, again if you dont know it you will have to ask him.

    Regards
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,693   +86

    You need to tell your mate to add your system MAC address for your laptop NIC to the wi-fi router and give you the password for you to access the router so you can get on the internet and transfers files on LAN and WAN if you need such function. You really don't need to have SSID since your wi-fi NIC will pick that up but it won't connect you unless you're added to MAC filter or you don't know what the password is to connect.

    Ask your mate for the password... ta..
     
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,265   +42

    yeah so I got the password, Its asking for the SSID, I know its set up in wep mode, whenever I try to put the password in, it tells me that it has to be 5 or 13 characters long. My wifi tries to connect, he's added my MAC address as well. I've never done this before and I feel like a noob, lol.
     
  5. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251

    Do you know the SSID ?
     
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,265   +42

    yes I do know it, I can see the connection up, for some reason the packets are being sent but I cannot receive them(packets received througth wireless is still 0) I tried repairing to renew the ip address and everything.
     
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,693   +86

    Take the wireless on your laptop off DHCP and put that on static IP for a trial period until everything is working correctly. Then remove the static IP for DHCP.
     
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,265   +42

    I'm using my Asus wifi, that came with my board, will look into the dhcp stuff, thx a ton.
     
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