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By sengi ·
I reconfigured my network settings somehow to try to secure my router. Now I have connection to the router wirelessly but can access any pages. I contacted D link and properly secured router but my orignial problem exists. I can fully access the internet if I hardwire myself to the router. All indicator lights are on as connected wirelessly.

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Sandy Engi

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by fungus-among-us In reply to Wireless connection

I found your statement hard to comprehend... was it meant to be a question? Also, it would be helpful to tell us the OS you are using. Please post back.

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by robo_dev In reply to Wireless connection

there are two hurdles to cross with a WLAN connection:

association and authentication

association means you have the ssid correct as well as things like the channel and frequency (e.g. 802.11b channel 6, ssid = linksys)

authentication means you have the encryption settings set correctly at both ends, which can include WEP, WPA, 802.1x as well as open or shared key, etc.

99.99% of the time, when WLAN cannot connect, it is because the authentication failed. Either the wep keys do not match on each end, WPA is set incorrectly, or the WEP'open vs. shared' setting is incorrect. A quick way to observe this is to look at the 'status' of the windows network adapter...if there are packets sent and none received, then you have not authenticated.

A couple of 'gotcha's with Windows XP:

1) In Windows XP, the first wep key is key 0, not key 1. Most access points use keys 1234 while microsoft, in it's infinite wisdom, uses keys 0123. So key 1 in the AP must be the same as key 0 in the client.

2) Be sure 802.1x authentication is disabled on the PC, (unless you are using it, of course).

3) Sometimes the XP firewall messes you up, as do many other personal firewalls.

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