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Q: accessing my school's secured wifi network

so what i want to do is be able to go on the internet on my phone/ipod etc using one of my schools wifi networks. my high school has 3 different wifi networks, but the all 3 of them are secured, and require a password to connect to, and none of us [students] know the password. [i assume] these wifi networks are mainly used for the school's computers, and i was thinking maybe there was some kind of way i can find the password(s) using one of these computers.

obviously though the student do not have administrative privileges, but i DID happen to find a way to access the command prompt (using a .bat file). and im sure that there has to be some kind of way i can use the commands to show me the wifi password, but i have no idea what the commands i would need to enter are. if anyone knows how to do this PLEASE tell me, i would be really happy even if i am taking the risk of possibly getting suspended if they found out o.o..

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A: accessing my school's secured wifi network

Your schools wifi is secure for a reason and if you want the password ask for it. I doubt anyone here will advise you on how to HACK it since it is probably illegal to do so.

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Sorry if this has already been discussed. Couldn't find on a search.

I have a small secured network in my office with a modem/router networking three computers wirelessly. I would like to add another router that would allow clients in the waiting room of my office to have internet access. Could you assist me in a setup or map? I already have a wireless Linksys router available to use as the second router.

Thank You
 

A:Adding Wifi Network to an Already Secured Network

Are those in the waiting room to be allowed into OR forbidden access to your Lan systems?

You already have

Code:
modem---router----your.lan.systems
to Isolate the W.R from your lan, connect

Code:

modem---router----your.lan.systems (assumed 192.168.1.x or 0.x)
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+---new router (new channel+ssid+no encryption)
set LAN addresses and DHCP for 192.168.10.x

add firewall rule to ALL your existing LAN systems to deny src address range=192.168.10.0 thru 10.255
 

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Hey there!

Okay, so where i go to school there is about 1100 students and its in one large square block building and there is atleast 20-30 routers in the building.

When connecting to the internet in some parts of the building the internet is fine, like in most classrooms, but when in the (very big) hall, there seems to be little or no connection and my computer jumps on/off all the time, making it hard to study.. I have an Acer Aspire Timeline-X and i never have network problems apart from this.. my main concern was that it was that the routers' output is bad, but other computers (mainly MacBooks - about 40-50% at my school) have no problems at all gaining internet connection whether in the classrooms or in the hall.

Anyone have an explanation for this? and are there any ways or tweeks to gain or ensure a better connection or isolating a connection..

any help would be much appreciated!

- S.E.S.
 

A:Solved: School wifi network troubles, no connection on some computers

heyya s.e.s, welcome to TSG.

Seeing how this is a school, chances are high we are not going to be able to do too many tweaks at all. Have you contacted the school's IT department yet?
 

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Ok on my laptop i can access regular websites but I am not able to access secured websites or my aim account. First off I checked the computer for viruses and spyware and it seems to be fine and also i tried to repair IE and even reset all the defaults. We did all these little configurations that i found on google but it seems not to be working. I also tried to download firefox and wont load up at all. Makes no sense. Thanks for helping
 

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My computer came down with a nasty virus that I didn't want to deal with anymore, all the computer would do was constantly reboot, could never get to log-in. So I bought a new HD (which I really wanted anyway ) with intentions of loading new OS on the new drive and using the old drive as a slave, and after copying all the files I needed off the old drive I was going to reformat it for storage. Everything worked out fine except on the old drive I had a separate password protected admin login named Billybob where I kept all my important work files. I also used the sharing and security function to protect Billybob from access from other users. Now I can't access the files myself. I can only access the files that were in the 'Guest' profile that wasn't password protected. When I click on or try to move the files in Billybob I get the 'access denied' message. I used the HD utility program that came with my new HD and it allowed me to actually move the files on to the new HD but the files are still protected when I try to open them. Any help on this would be REALLY appreciated as I have over a years worth of technical workstuff in Billybob that I will never be able to replace. Running Win XP pro on P4 2.7G tks Bill
 

A:accessing secured files on slave drive

Google for: Take Ownership of Files
 

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I just purchased a Toshiba Satellite C50 - A Series laptop at Best Buy. Geek Squad Guy installed the recommended Webroot security software. The primary purpose of this computer is to provide access to my Schoolteacher girlfriend's online Gradebook via her school system's website.

As recommended by her computer folks at school, we downloaded Java 7, both the 32 & 64 bit versions. Accessing the school website's "PowerTeacher" section was not a problem. The problem is getting into the actual Gradebook. As an alternative to directly accessing the Gradebook, the following instructions are provided:

Step 1: Download PowerTeacher Gradebook

An alternative method of launching PowerTeacher Gradebook is being provided by your PowerSchool administrator because the Java browser plug-in cannot be detected on your browser. (my caps).

Then there are a series of steps on how to download and unzip the Gradebook zip file to a convenient location, with an icon installed on the desktop as a shortcut. We tried that and were not successful.

Rather than be stuck using this "work around", assuming we could ever get it to work, we would love to be able to get access to the Gradebook directly via the website.

Any ideas on how to get the Java browser plug-in to be detected on the browser?

Are there any other issues that could be preventing a direct connection to the Gradebook?

Many Thanks!

Vinman
 

A:Trouble Accessing School Website

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I've been having problems with my computer recently, and after I thought everything was taken care of, I can no longer gain acces to the server pages for my school (University of Iowa). The main page is www.uiowa.edu if that helps. I can get to the main page and also get to the main page of my webmail, but I cannot log in or go any deeper into the site. I've done everything I can think of including resetting my security features back to the default. If you have any suggestions it would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

Thanks again!!
 

A:Trouble accessing school server

Try calling University of Iowa's tech support (now that's a suggestion!).....
 

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help,my friend upgrading to windowws 10 pro 64-bit and he has been install all driver but his dedicated video memory is 0 mb,and the wifi is no internet,secured

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I am using pre-installed Windows 7 on Toshiba L510-432 notebook and I have problem in connecting to wifi network. There is intermittent connection should I on unsecured wifi network but worse is when connecting to secured wifi network where normally the message is 'mismatched key'. Upon trying many times, it gets connected but to 'Limited Access - No Network Access'. This happens every time connecting to secured wifi connection.

Using Realtek RTL8187B adapter. I have updated Windows 7 and have also updated Realtek driver.

How to solve this problem?

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I was trying to download a torrent from Utorrent using the VPN service ultra surf 16.03 I was experiencing a slow connection which I expected, but I chose to uninstall Utorrent and then reinstall it in hopes of speeding up the download. Now i stuggle to connect my laptop to wifi sometimes my mobile will also disconnect from the wifi.. although it is connected, just no internet access. And my browser (google chrome) has periods of not being able to load websites unless i have the VPN service in use. Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8106 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 255 GB (195 GB Free);
Motherboard: To be filled by O.E.M, To be filled by O.E.M
Antivirus: Norton Security, Enabled and Updated
 

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in my laptop ..it shows wifi connected but secured then when i open my browser its show there is no internet connection... how to resolve tis issue 

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Hey there, I need a laptop for my studies - that's why I looked for my HP 650 Laptop I used three years ago. First thing I did was upgrading to Windows 10. I didn't have any problems doing that at home connected to my home wifi. When I'm at school there are two wifi networks: one secured wifi and one unsecured wifi. If you connect to the unsecured one a log in browser window pops up asking for a username and password. When connecting to the secured one the credentials are the exact same ones. BUT: I don't have any problems connecting to the unsecured one. Problems occur when I try to connect to the secured (faster) one. This morning I was able to use the secured one. After 2 or 3 hours I was kicked out and ever since I am not able to reconnect to the secured one. The latest drivers for the network adapter are installed. I also tried adding the network manually. I unchecked "Varify the server's identity by validating the certificate". Now I am asked to put in my username and password in a system window - but it doesn't go through and I am asked over and over again without any established connection. Any ideas what to do?

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I went from XP to Windows 10.  Quite a change!! How do I change from 0pen wifi to a secured connection?  Will need very detailed instructions if possible. ThankYou

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After installing Windows 10 today my WiFi will not connect. I have installed (Ralink RT3290 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adaptor) sp71571 and when i connect wifi it will say no internet secured plzzz suggest me how to fix this problem....

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While connecting to wifi from my laptop "No internet secured" is shown. However same wifi network works perfectly fine with other laptops and mobile etc.Laptop when connected to mobile hotspot shows "Internet access secured" and works perfectly fine.I have experimented by re-installing the drivers and then by re installing the windows 10. However same problem still persists.

A:when connecting to wifi it shows "No internet secured"

Hi, Please try the following fix:    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-networking/wireless-connection-availabl... Regards.

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Hey Guys,

My WiFi started acting strangely lately, right after a "technician" messed with it and now I can't connect to ANY secured wireless networks (including my own!), however when I try to connect to unsecured wireless networks, they do work. *I AM able to connect to these same networks via ethernet cable.* I have secured networks at home and at work, both of which I know the passwords for, both of which used to work wirelessly everyday and now they do not.

When I try to connect to a secured network I get this error message every time: "Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available networks, and try to connect again." I have tried many times to no avail.

Although I get this error message, I know for a fact that I am definitely within the range of the wireless signal; I used other laptops and smartphones to connect to the networks just to make sure.

Please help if you know what can be causing this, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

A:WiFi Problem Can't connect to secured networks

Does your Wireless adapter use a different utility to monitor wireless networks other then the Windows Utility? There may be another icon in the System Tray in the lower right hand corner that is disabled. Usually right clicking this icon and enabling it should work. Or you may need to find it in the All Programs list to start it. There should be a section where you can edit the saved password for your wireless adapter and once that is removed, you can retype the password for the secured wireless network you are trying to connect to.

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Hello all,

I use an Acer Aspire V7 581PG which is around 3 years old and had constant WiFi problems, though manageable until now.

I usually use a Huawei O2 dongle for work because my home WiFi doesn't reach to my studio.

Its a USB dongle that I leave plugged in most of the time, but when I go downstairs it connects to our home WiFi.

Earlier I was downstairs using the home WiFi, shut the lid, and later took it upstairs to connect to the dongle, but now I am getting 'secured, no internet' when attempting to connect.
I have attempted to connect to my Huawei dongle, my home Sky Router WiFi, my phone hotspot, hardwiring ethernet to the Sky Router and at another house's BT Homehub 5 and the issue is still the same.

Trying to fix it I have attempted:

Uninstalled the WiFi adapter and restarted with scan for hardware changes. (Qualcomm Atheros AR5BWB222)Netsh commands (with a restart following)ip config releaseip config start (didn't work at all)ip config stop (when doing this it failed and mentioned something about no media connected?)Disabling Bluetooth modules

Entering a static iPv4 address and Google DNS addresses show 'Connected - Secured' but no pages load nor does pinging microsoft.com (4 packets sent, 0 received, 100% loss)

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

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I need to disconnect from my wifi and reconnect again everytime it happens. Any solution for this?
 

A:HELP: Wifi showing No internet access, Secured every 10min (Moved W10)

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Hi There,
How to set up WiFi network like school or college use?
e.g.
when connect to wifi network and open the browser, login screen appear. User must login in order to go further (like to internet).
I would like to know,
how to set up.
what servers/hardware are needed
can user acc. be controlled by windows server AD

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Wifi like School

First, you need a broadband connection, DSL, Satellite or Cable. Next, you need a router like one of these. Thirdly, you need a wireless network adapter in your computer. Most modern laptops have the wireless card built in; but, for a desktop, you'll need one of these.

Bear in mind whether signal may have to penetrate dense walls or go more than 30 feet or so. If so, I suggest you step up to one of the better routers and include a matching type of network adapter. The cheaper ones don't do as well at those things.

If you are going to get both, I suggest you get the same brand of router and network adapter. That way, tech support will be easier.
 

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So I want to connect to my schools wifi and I DO NOT want to get a virus from some dumb kid who has a virus on their computer.  If windows firewall is set to public network, is there anyway to virus could spread over the network and install itself onto my laptop without me doing anything?  Does windows firewall block that?  Do I need to install a third party firewall?  Sorry im just really trying not to get a virus and wondering if its possible for the virus to spread right to me.  Thanks!

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So I want to connect to my schools wifi and I DO NOT want to get a virus from some dumb kid who has a virus on their computer.  If windows firewall is set to public network, is there anyway to virus could spread over the network and install itself onto my laptop without me doing anything?  Does windows firewall block that?  Do I need to install a third party firewall?  Sorry im just really trying not to get a virus and wondering if its possible for the virus to spread right to me.  Thanks!

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Hey, I am currently boarding in a school with fortiguard web filtering. I want to play online games such as tf2, or mobile games clash of clans, etc. I have hotspot vpn installed on my phone and it would work sometimes and sometimes not (i reckon the school is blocking the ip adresses). However, I have tried a whole lot of vpns on my mac and all of them Ive tried so far is blocked. Is there any way I could bypass these blocks??? Any suggestions on what I could do would be really appreciated. Please help!!!
 

A:bypass school wifi restrictions

Sorry forum rules forbid us to help bypassing security.
 

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Firstly, I want to say that I know this is something that should be asked about at my school - and I did. I reached the Tech Office twice, and they said that they have no idea why it doesn't work for me. Anywho, here goes.

There is a wifi connection in my cafeteria that I can pick up on, and it is an "Open" network - and so I try connecting to it. The tech that I called said "after connecting to it, you should be able to open internet explorer - and it will take you to a page that requires your student ID and password - before you can continue on and browse the internet". So, I try connecting to the network. The connection never finalizes. It'll take minutes trying to connect, and yes, I do even have a green bar (strong signal). Then it seems to give up. I've tried using my USB Linksys wifi adapter as well, and I'm only given a message similar to: "Cannot associate with the access point".

To clarify, my internet wifi card DOES work. I'm using it now, at the library. I have tried asking different teachers and students... and have called the Tech Help desk twice - and even updated my wireless driver. Yet, it still does not work. I have a Dell D600 Latitude laptop, if it helps...

Added: I am able to use wifi in the computer lab in a separate building, but it's a different connection and does not have a portal login page of sorts.
 

A:Cannot connect to school's Wifi Portal

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I have a Dell XPS 210, Since I got it, it's been working on my home network just fine, I was using a Netgear Rangemax Router and a Netgear WPN111 USB adapter on the said computer. First problem started with the computer randomly just bei9ng found offline, which was always fixed by a reboot or unplugging and replugging the USB adapter. Then one day it just quit and neither of the things got it back. So I purchased a Belkin USB adapter and installed it and it worked fine for the next six months or so, then it started doing the same thing in the same pattern. My network at the time was secured with a passkey and when trying to reconnect it would not log on after typing in the passkey, which by the way worked fine on the other computers in the house on the network. Then I purchased a D-Link PCI card for this computer from Dell. After installing it, I still had the same problem, it would not accept a passkey for logging on. I spent hours on the phone being bounced around like a ping pong ball by Dell and got nowhere. I called my internet provider, Comcast, and their Tech suggested to see what happens when the secuirty is removed. I re-configured the router removing the security making it an unsecured network and instantly my computer in question logged into my network. The only thing is that I cannot make my network secure anymore if I want to include this computer. Another problem that has also come up is that loading streams or an online game, etc. has become very slow and ... Read more

A:One computer won't go on secured network.

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Hi,
I've got an existing wirless network at home with a Netgear wireless router.
I set it up to require a passphrase with WEP encryption.

I just bought a laptop with a built-in wirless card. It sees the access point but I can't sign on in the network, because it wants a key. I only know the passphrase, that automatically generates the WEP keys. It is not possible to enter them manually as they show up as asterisks.Can I get around this without un-securing and re-setting the whole network and re-configuring it again with the new user? I can PING for IP addresses and MAC ,but the WEP issue still remains. Any suggestions?
 

A:Adding new PC to WEP secured network

When you first enter the passphrase, the actual key digits are displayed. You may have to re-enter the passphrase and apply it to see the digits.
 

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Hello,

I have finally bought a new laptop and am in the process of setting it up. I have two main questions that I need help with:

1 - I am connecting to the internet via my wireless network that is telling me it is unsecured. How do I secure it? Very worried about this.

2 - Can I put my new lap top on my same McAfee anti-virus account as my current one or do i have to buy it again.

3 - Is there a good way of moving my outlook express account info addresses etc.?

If anyone could tell me where I put my Office discs I would be most grateful. Last seen when we move house a year ago!

Any help welcome.

Cutie
 

A:Wireless network not secured.

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So basically got my school laptop yesterady, the internet worked fine at school but when I came home it wouldn't work. When I came to school again today it worked, when I came home again it wouldn't.

The internet connection showed that it was connected () but I don't got internet acess. Some restarts I have internet (pretty slow) just on the beginning, sometimes pages just loads forever or very long without connecting and sometimes it just loads a little bit and says network error.

I've been working with trying to fix it all day yesterday and like one hour today, and now I just want to get it done so I came here to make a thread. My network is fine with the computers/telephones in my house so it's not the router.

I've tried to use the windows network error checking tool, it just says that the strandard gateway isn't available (which is not getting automatically resolved) and it identifies a problem aswell that the connection between the router and internet has disconnected.

I have tried to...

* Restarted
* Changing battery network card settings to high priority
* Disconnecting, reconnecting
* Re-typing wifi password
* Deactivating ipv6
* Using a DNS
* Few CMD commands
* Changing an option called "dulex/rulex someting" or something that tells how much mb/s you should receive (or something like that) from router to automatically detect to 100mb/s, didn't make any difference either
..and more

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A:New laptop, can't connect to wifi at home but can at school

This is quite simple - The School is using a proxy within Internet Explorer. You must have admin rights for this to work.

On Internet Explorer, - Tools - Internet Options - Connections - LAN Settings - Untick the bottom box (Proxy)

Close and re-open IE, everything should be working.

Make sure you make a note as you will need to re-tick the box when you're next at school.

Regards,

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Hi, at school we have a BYOD. I got my sister's old Acer Aspire E1-571. I have the Eset smart security antivirus. I have windows 8 which I am NOT familiar with. My Computer is not letting me connect to the school wifi so i can't go on the internet to do my work. The computer guy at school said that it was my antivirus and that he could put on the free microsoft one instead. so he did. I don't know if he uninstalled my old antivirus at the same time. I really need help so I can start my school work. BTW my school is over an hour away so i have no chance of connecting to their wifi to test. This has to be a guarantee. Thanks so much.
 

A:Solved: School Wifi and Antivirus clash?!

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Whenever I take my laptop to school, I can't connect to the wireless network until I reset the network adapter.

When I go back home, it switches to my wireless router without a problem (usually). Sometimes when I change locations while on campus, I have to reset the network adapter again.
 

A:Have to reset network adapter to connect to school network

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Hello,

I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop with an Atheros Wireless adapter and windows xp. I can connect to unsecured networks just fine. I'm on one now. But, I can't connect to the secured network in my house. My roommate can connect to it fine, so its not the router. Also, I do not have access to the router, so I can not get into it, reset it, change it, or anything. But, it works fine for the other systems in the house. Until recently I couldn't connect wirelessly at all, it would connect, and say connected, but no internet. Googling around, I was able to fix that, but like I said, I can only connect to the unsecured network. I definitely have the correct key. It hangs on "Acquiring Network Address" then goes to limited or no connectivity. here is my ipconfig:

Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State.........Media disconnected
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS suffix....:
Autoconfiguration IP Address......:169.254.185.99
Subnet Mask...........................: 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway......................: 169.254.185.99

I have tried numerous solutions offered at forums, which I cant recall, but if its really basic i've probably tried it.

So, in short:

-I'm currently connected to unsecured network
-Will not connect to secured network- stuck on "Acquriing Network Address"
-other computers connect to secured network just fine
-No access to router or its configuration

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A:Another Can't Connect to Secured Network fool

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Hi all, I'm having a problem with the wireless connection at our house that I can't resolve by googling or basic know-how.

We recently renamed our wireless connection and gave it a network key. There are two computers using the network and since securing it neither computer has had difficulty connecting to the internet. Today, my computer stopped connecting to the secured network. Upon running network diagnostics I was told the network key on my computer does not match the network key on the router. I rebooted my computer, I reset the router (unplugged the router, waited one full minute, plugged it back in), and am still having this difficulty.

The network key has not changed, and the other computer using the wireless network is connecting without any difficulty at all. I cannot connect to the network. We have not changed any settings and there hasn't been any contact with the router except for when I tried to restart it. I attempted to run system restore in case a recent Windows Update caused the trouble, which didn't do anything. I have turned Windows Firewall on and off to see if either setting made a difference, which it did not. I'm running out of things to guess at to try to change or fix to get on the network.

My computer is a Compaq v6000 laptop, running Windows XP SPIII (I think). I am able to connect to other available (unsecured) networks, so I know my wireless is working fine.

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A:Cannot connect to secured wireless network

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Ive been trying for a long time to access a secured network on my laptop. I entered the correct network key, but when I hit 'connect' it just tries to connect for a while and then times out. I have tried using Network Connections Troubleshooting and 'network setup' to no avail! My laptop is the only one in the house that isn't able to access this network. I really don't understand why! Can someone help please?
 

A:I cant access a secured wireless network! HELP!

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Anyone have trouble connecting to a secured network? I setup WPA security on my network and can't connect even with the key entered. At the moment I can only connect via unsecured, cause I haven't figured how to manually change security type as in Vista. I'm using build 7068 x86.

A:Trouble connecting to secured network?

It should sense the security type being used and ask you for the appropriate type key.

I have a Wireless N router and no matter what I changed the security type to Win7 just asked for the key and off it went....

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I have a great secured wireless connection that works with all of computers in the house except my laptop it says "connected" but there is no internet connection the two computers light up but it doesn't have the blue ball in the middle..what is the problem please help.

A:Connected to secured network but not the internet

Originally Posted by monmil


I have a great secured wireless connection that works with all of computers in the house except my laptop it says "connected" but there is no internet connection the two computers light up but it doesn't have the blue ball in the middle..what is the problem please help.



Hello monmill. A most frequent cause of blocking Internet access is Anti-Virus / Firewall / Spam Blocking software that has blocked Internet access for security reasons. One way to test this idea is to turn it all off temporarily to see if access is restored. Then configure the security software to allow access to the Internet.

Cheers!
Robert

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I'm having wireless internet problems and it just doesn't work. Right now, the only reason why my computer is connected to the internet is because there's a wire going from my computer to the linksys router.

Anyway, whenever I click on the little computer icon on my taskbar, my internet shows up but underneath it says that it's unsecured when it should be secured because we have a WEP key. When I click connect, it doesn't ask for the WEP key anymore and it also just doesn't connect.

How do I get it to work wireless again? And how do I get it back to be secured?
 

A:Unsecured wireless network... but it should be secured!

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I am using a wireless router. I have established a wireless network to my laptop in the house. OK: when I go to Control Panel and drill down to view my "wireless networks" I see the network's name and the security type is "WPA2-Personal" . But, when I go to the tool bar on the bottom right corner of my computer, where the "bars" are ( they start off on the left with a very small bar and gradually get taller-)- when I click on those bars and go to my wireless network's name and hover my mouse pointer over it (the name), it then reads "Security Type: Unsecured" . Yet, from the Control Panel it reads for that same wirelsss network name "Security type: WPA2-Personal " . why is it telling me my wirelss networt is secured (at the Control Panel) but then "unsecured' at the bottom right tool bar indicator? Is my wireless network in fact secured or not? thanks for any clarification.
 

A:Secured Home Wireless Network

Hey, RP! We really need to know what operating system you run, as well as the brand of your computer's wireless network adapter (or the brand and model of the computer) and what router you use.
 

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I have just purchased an used Dell Latitude C600, with Windows XP Professional. I wanted to go online using the wireless PC Card that came with the laptop (Speedtouch) but have not been able to. I can connect using the blue cable to my wireless router, but not wirelessly. I can connect wireless to an unsecured network such as at a WiFi hotspot, but not my secure home network. I also tried at the homes of two friends with secure networks and no luck there either. When I check the available networks, my network shows up as a secure network, I click it, enter the WEP key and hit enter...then I wait and wait...until I am staring back at my available network. I searched your tech site for an answer to this mystery, and have installed the sp2 for Windows XP. I've checked my router settings from my desktop computer and all seems well there. I also recently added my daughters notebook to the network without a glitch. Here is my ipconfig as it stands now:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\dell>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : AD
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : ri.cox.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ri.cox.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 10/100 M... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot connecct to a secured network that I have a key to

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My wife's computer running XP OS with SP3, connected to our WPA-2 wireless network with Linksys WUSB100 adapter, keeps losing its Internet connection whenever she is offline (not logged off for a period of time), connected to a broadband modem through a Linksys WRT120N Wireless Router. Linksys has its own wireless manager, which conflicted with Windows XP WZC, so I went in and disabled that ( did nothing to solve problem). However, we have an unsecured wireless network in our immediate neighborhood, and that is the network (albeit with a weak signal, and a speed of only 24mbs speed) that her computer connect to. There must be a way of blocking her computer from connecting to that network, or to remove that network from the available networks list. I have been searching online for solutions, and have contacted Linksys support several times for support, but they claim to have no solutions.
 

A:Wireless XP drops secured network.

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Hello,

Basicly my laptop is like 1 year old. My wifi works just fine I can connect to any router/hotspot. But when I go to school I just can't connect to the wifi in school and everyone else can. It just says: Could not connect to the network but it shows it's available. My friends get a login page like this: http://i.imgur.com/zdUiD2A.jpg (picture found on google).
I litterly tried EVERYTHING that I could do.. I searched hours on the internet and tried alot it just doesn't seem to work.
Please help me out!

Thanks

A:Laptop school wifi connection issues [Need help ASAP]

- Network and Sharing Center - Manage Wireless Networks - Delete the school one and try re-connecting
- Disable firewall
- Run services.msc and see if you have Bonjour service running, stop and try if so
- Try Safe Mode with Networking
- Re-install/update wireless driver
- Run cmd as admin: netsh winsock reset

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Hello,
I bought a Belkin wireless 802.11n router and two Belkin usb adapters.
On an unsecured environment everything runs properly on all my machines.
Once I try to secure the network (WEP or WPA), I can access the network from a laptop running Windows Seven with integrated wifi adapter, from an old laptop running XP SP3 with the Belkin USB adapter,

BUT NOT from a Desktop ACER T130 and NOT from an Acer T120.

Since the network works properly with two machines and with the Belkin USB adapter, I suppose that the problem lies on the ACER T120 - T130 machines which were configured at the same period.

I contacted the Belkin helpdesk and after several hours of checking the network configuration, no solution was found. When working with fix IP addresses, My computer indicates a connexion to the router but without internet, and the router doesn't see the computer. When working with automatic IP addresses no connexion is possible. When I disable the WEP or WPA encryption, all machines can connect properly.

Does anyone have an idea of where the problem coul reside?

Used material:
usb adapter Belkin F5D8053ed version 3011ed
Router Belkin F5D8236-4V3
Windows XP 5.1 SP3 build 2600.xpsp.sp3.gdr 090 206-1234
 

A:secured network issue on Belkin router

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My wife brought a new laptop home from work and we have been trying to connect it to our home network without success. Network was set up for me 4-5 years ago. It is security enabled but does not use mac addresses. Router in linksys wrt54g. Laptop is running XP. Have tried numerous recorded passwords on laptop but will not connect. Have logged into my router but do not see where to make alterations to allow another connection but max users is set to 50 so this is not the problem. Any suggestions?
 

A:Solved: connecting to my secured home network

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Hello everybody

Here's the situation

I'm trying to implement MDT2012 deployment for Win7 in a 802.1x secured network.

I've already downloaded the new windows adk which includes the new winpe environment with dot3svc component that should do the trick.
I have created the litetouchpe image through MDT2012 with the component and added the needed x.509 machine certificate and xml profile in a folder on the litetouch image.

Then,i've mounted the litetouch image with dism and modified the startnet.cmd like this:

certutil -p "certificate's password" -importpfx "path to certificate"

net start dot3svc

netsh lan add profile filename="path to xml profile"

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

wpeinit

Committed everything,created the litetouchpe USB drive and tested...

Figures,it doesn't work,winpe doesn't receive the secured network IP.

I've seen that wpeinit is responsible to gather and set network settings so i thought that maybe wpeinit is needed first but,when wpeinit starts the rest of the commands aren't called.

If i insert these commands manually the whole thing works (i have tested this when winpe asks if you want to proceed with the deployment or exit to the command prompt,i select proceed with the deployment,then i close the window to make the prompt appear)

Also,i need to do the same "import certificate and dot3svc thing" before the phase of injecting drivers and packages in mdt.

I've seen th... Read more

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Hi. I found two unknown computers on my network (using Explorer). I have a wireless setup at home (private) with a desktop (wired), two laptops and a phone (wireless). The encryption is WPA2/TKP with a hard to guess password. The two unknown computers were connected this morning and a few minutes after I tried to access them and do some checks, they dissapeard -- could they have been watching me? I didn't check the router page until then and of course, they weren't there.

Also, yesterday I was at a coffee place, so could it be that this is nothing and those two computers are from people at the cafe?

Is there anything I can do to make sure nobody can access my network, unless it's the computers I want. I haven't manually set up a home network yet.

Here's more infor if that helps. Thanks.

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Microsoft Windows [Versión 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. Reservados todos los derechos.

C:\Users\Claudia-Lappy>ipconfig/all

Configuración IP de Windows

Nombre de host. . . . . . . . . : ClaudiaLappy
Sufijo DNS principal . . . . . :
Tipo de nodo. . . . . . . . . . : híbrido
Enrutamiento IP habilitado. . . : no
Proxy WINS habilitado . . . . . : no
Lista de búsqueda de sufijos DNS: domain.name

Adaptador de Ethernet Conexión de área local 2:

Estado de los medios. . . . . . . . . . . : medios desconectados
Sufijo DNS específico para la conexión. . :
Descripción . . . . . . .... Read more

A:Found two unknown computers in my secured network...

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Hello, I recently installed Vista Ultimate upgrading from XP SP3 and I've been having problems connecting to my router (D-Link DIR-625).

I have Vista on all my other computers and none of them have a problem connecting, and this computer was fine before when XP was installed too..

Specs:
20' iMac running Vista Ultimate with boot camp.
Network drivers up to date. (installed it off the bootcamp cd the 1st time and the 2nd time i just let windows update get one for me.. all to no avail)

Router:
D-Link DIR-625
Security: WPA Personal (TKIP) - (tried with every other type of encryption besides WEP) and the only time I can connect is when I remove the password fully and leave the network unsecured, but that's inconvinient).

So yeah basically I'm not sure exactly what to do, the password is set right, I've been trying for quite a bit of time now to make it work but Windows just says "Connection timeout".. I diagnose and retry and the same thing happens.

Anyone know what's causing this or maybe has some potential fixes? Please and thanks.

If all fails I guess I'll just buy a LAN cable and wire the connection.

Thanks again
 

A:Solved: Vista + Secured Network Connection

Fixed...

While browsing through your forums I decided to look around at the tweaks for Vista and one of them was talking about services, so while trying to speed up my computer a bit and remove services I don't really need I came over the "IP Helper" service.

Disabling IPv6 over the IPv4 (the process) seems to have fixed the issue.
 

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I'm having the same problem as another user Baduga whose thread is copied below. I did download the driver version 5.60.48.31 for the Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN device which was released February 03, 2010. However, when I try to connect to a secured wireless network it seems to see the router, but just spins and spins with the message "acquiring network address" and it never actually connects.

Baduga, below, also had this problem once the drivers were updated. He reported the fix was by following the instructions on HP customer service page that flavallee linked earlier. It turns out my password was missing from the association page of the wireless network connection.

Can someone give that link again, and be explicit about what you have to do to get to the association page of the wireless network connection, and exactly which password needs to be entered there/

Many thanks, NeverHadSoMany (Problems with Wireless Connections)

Success at last!

Here is the support and software site for the HP Mini 1035NR netbook. You need to add and save this site to your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can refer to it when needed.

It came with Windows XP Home Edition SP3 pre-installed.

Here is the link to driver version 5.60.48.31 for the Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN device which was released February 03, 2010.

Download and save the driver, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to install the driver, then restart your computer.

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In trying to research this issue online, I almost feel like I'm imagining things... I'm a pretty tech savvy guy but just can't figure out why I'm having this new issue..

My daughters each received a school issued chrome book (2 chromebooks in total)... They are supposed to complete all school work on them.

Pretty cool... Free chrome books... The issue arises at home. When they use the home WiFi (supported by xfinity issued WiFi rental router)... All other users are, in effect booted from their pre-existing connections... It feels like the new Chromebooks are taking a priority over WiFi connection.

Now... last year, my daughters each used a laptop (not issued by school) for their work... Last year no one lost their existing WiFi connection... The rest of the family is using windows (laptop) or android (phone) products.

In comparison from year to year there is an equal count of devices that would consume a WiFi signal.. Again.. The only difference is that two laptops were flipped to chrome books

When the girls finish their homework, everyone else can get back online...
My question

It feels like the chrome books are set up in a way such that they will have priority over consuming signal... Perhaps even trading taking a bigger chunk...

If this is the case, if I'm not crazy, is there a network setting somewhere where I could affect said priority and said consumption rate... At this point ... These free chromebooks, originally meant to increase p... Read more

A:School issued Chromebooks hogging home WiFi signal

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