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Old 01-27-2008, 08:26 PM   #11
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When I change mine to WPA-PSK, I can't seem to figure out how to connect. I can't find anywhere to chose that type of security and enter the passphrase. WEP works fine.

Windows XP.
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:53 PM   #12
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WPA is (as i understand it) not compatible with all devices. If you don't know if you are WPA compatible I'd use WEP
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So my 4 year old router has the option, but the 3 year old laptop'* built-in wireless doesn't? That'* stupid.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:15 PM   #14
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its possible, depending on the age of the technology they used.
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Exactly. New isn't always new.

I'm using WEP.
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this explained everything so simple and easy.....




Note:

You can configure WEP or WPA. But you cannot enable both at the same time.
You can configure Access list and also enable WEP or WPA for additional security.
After you enable wireless security features on the router (or access point), you must configure your wireless clients (wireless computers) with matching settings. Your wireless clients will not be able to connect unless you configure matching settings.
Its recommended you enable these wireless security settings from a computer wired to the router (or access point).
Configuring WEP:

Connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the NETGEAR router.
Open an Internet explorer and type the router IP address which would be either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 (by default, refer to your product documentation ti determine the default IP address.) in the address bar and press Enter.
The Login window will be prompting for a Username and Password. The default Username is admin and the default Password is password
Click Wireless Settings under Setup menu.


Under Security Options, Select WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
Select Authentication type as Automatic and Encryption Strength as 64-bit (or 128-bit) - You must later configure your wireless computers with the same setting.
Select Key 1 and enter any 10 hexadecimal digits - any combination of 0-9, A-F (26 digits if you selected 128-bit as the encryption strength) and Apply the settings. Please note down these values - You must later configure your wireless computers with the same setting.
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When I change mine to WPA-PSK, I can't seem to figure out how to connect. I can't find anywhere to chose that type of security and enter the passphrase. WEP works fine.

Windows XP.
My windows XP needed to enable WPA compatibility. I think you can download the update from MS direct as well if you dont have SP2
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