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So I recently picked up a new router so that I could set it up as basestation and use my previous router as a repeater to extend the range of my internet.

However, my HP laptop is giving me problems and is refusing to connect properly.

Everytime I am prompted to type in the WEP key I get the message "Enter/Select additional logon information" which provides me with fields to enter a Username and Password.

I have tried manually entering in the SSID and WEP password but to no avail it connects to the router but not the internet

I've restarted the computer, turned the adapter on/off, and have even tried the laptop at another location so I know the adapter is fine.

I've been able to connect 1 Wii, 1 Microcell, 2 iPads, 2 iPod, 4 iPhones, and 2 Macbook and my desktop (which is wired directly to the basestation) successfully by plugging it in directly to the router or simply entering the WEP key.

Also plugging the laptop in directly to the router works as well it's just the damn wireless. I'm literally pulling my hair out trying to figure out why my laptop is going bonkers?!

Any ideas??
Edited by ohzer0 - 2/27/11 at 2:45am
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Use WPA instead.
Anyone with a laptop can break into a WEP network in about 2 minutes.
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+clear any saved networks that it has stored in Network and Sharing
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post #4 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
Use WPA instead.
Anyone with a laptop can break into a WEP network in about 2 minutes.
That would be the logical approach. However, Netgear's Wireless Repeater Function ONLY allows WEP...

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Originally Posted by Rebelord View Post
+clear any saved networks that it has stored in Network and Sharing
Have done that as well. I find that when I manually add the network, I no longer get the prompt to enter the credentials but while it connects to the router, the internet still doesn't work.
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post #5 of 20
Try setting the connection to "shared key" on the laptop.



Some routers default to that and the ipad etc. automatically do that, but the laptop doesn't.
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Try setting the connection to "shared key" on the laptop.



Some routers default to that and the ipad etc. automatically do that, but the laptop doesn't.
Damnit, I thought it worked but this way actually doesn't even connect me to the network.

Leaving it at auto connects me to the network but gives me the "Limited Connectivity" so essentially no internet.
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I'm not guessing you have any sort of static IP?

What do you get in ipconfig after you connect to the network but have 'limited or no connectivity' ?
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What is the default gateway(router's ip address, maybe 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.100.1 or 192.168.0.1 etc)? The laptop should pick it up automatically but maybe it isn't for some reason. Try right clicking the WIFI adapter, properties, scroll down, uncheck IPv6 then double click IPv4 and set the default gateway manually(you may have to type in an IP address, just choose something).

If you need a DNS server just use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

If this doesn't work I'm out of answers, don't know what could be causing it.
post #9 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
I'm not guessing you have any sort of static IP?

What do you get in ipconfig after you connect to the network but have 'limited or no connectivity' ?
My router's DHCP server is setup as
Starting 10.0.0.1
Ending 10.0.0.254

in ipconfig I get...

Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address: 169.254.xxx.xxx

Quote:
Originally Posted by PIMP SQUASH View Post
What is the default gateway(router's ip address, maybe 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.100.1 or 192.168.0.1 etc)? The laptop should pick it up automatically but maybe it isn't for some reason. Try right clicking the WIFI adapter, properties, scroll down, uncheck IPv6 then double click IPv4 and set the default gateway manually(you may have to type in an IP address, just choose something).

If you need a DNS server just use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

If this doesn't work I'm out of answers, don't know what could be causing it.
I'll give that a try now
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post #10 of 20
169.254 indicates no DHCP server could be reached.
Usually you can get away with a ipconfig /renew and then be done.

Also, change your starting to something like .10
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