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Adding Wifi Network to an Already Secured Network

Q: Adding Wifi Network to an Already Secured Network

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

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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

to Isolate the W.R from your lan, connect


modem---router----your.lan.systems (assumed 192.168.1.x or 0.x)
+---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= thru 10.255

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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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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..

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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I have a network that has a broadband cisco router and checkpoint firewall that I cannot touch. It was set up by our dept of Education, and has to be left alone. But one of the teachers has asked me to set up wifi access for the network.

I have set up a wireless access point D-link DWL-G700AP , and I can configure this assign IP addresses on the network, BUT I have to manually set the DNS and the gateway on the clients manually. The whole idea is to make this oblivious to the user.

Is there any device that I can get to act as a DHCP relay, to forward the DHCP broadcasts to the checkpoint firewall, i.e. so that both wired and wireless clients get their IP address, gateway and DNS servers from the checkpoint firewall.


A:Adding wifi access to existing network.

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Hi all . Not sure if you remember me, been gone for a while.

So far, I have a cable linksys router for my 2 rigs at home. Works great - constant internet access, no hiccups, it's awesome. However, lately I've been thinking of using some WiFi devices (mainly Apple's Ipod Touch) when I'm just bored around the house or something.

But, there's a slight problem - how do I get WiFi? I guess if I had a wireless router, it'd all "just work". However, I like my current setup, and don't want extensive switching to a whole different router (what am I going to do with these cables I spent so much time on routing around doors and walls?). Is there some kind of WiFi "antenna" I can connect to my router (2 more open slots right now), which I can use for wireless devices? Or... maybe connect a wireless router to my cabled router O_o? Also, after I get a wireless thing, do I expect it to "just work"? Or is there some complicated setup involving WiFi?

I searched Newegg, but didn't find anything of the sort (other than wireless routers, obviously). Any cheap solution ? I don't want to splurge another 50+ bucks after getting $300+ handheld WiFi-enabled device -_-.

A:Adding WiFi to an existing cabled network (router) system?

Rick said:

A wireless access point should be the solution. They look a lot like routers usually - but without the routing stuff. .

This device would basically just add wireless capability to your existing setup without interfering with your current configuration.

An issue to consider though is that APs tend to be just as expensive as their router counterparts, despite routers having more versatility. For this reason, you may want to consider getting a router, but turning off its DHCP-server function and not plugging any devices into is WAN port (basically turns it into an AP). It would add a little extra confusion, but the extra utility might be nice...Click to expand...

Aha, interesting... Any specific pointers for a wireless access point? I actually read about them in a how stuff works WiFi article, but I couldn't find anything specific on Newegg. If I were to get a wireless router (again, any specific pointers? ), do I have to replace my main router? Or can I connect the wireless router to one of my main router slots :evil:?

Either way, thanks for the quick reply

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I have an internet connection that I have extended to my Brother in law's house, next door. At the moment, I basically have two LAN cables coming out of my modem/router, one going to my computer and another, extended cable, going to his computer.
However, he wants to use his spare modem/router, which has wifi capability, to allow his son to use his own computer downstair with only wifi.
Therefore, will there be any conflicts if I simply splice in a Lan cable or add a lan socket for the second modem/router (wifi location.) at the appropriate point along Lan cable 2? See diagram below.
If there is a possibility of conflict what would be an alternate wiring method?


A:Adding extra wifi (modem/router) to my already extended network

Good drawing and this will work just fine. In fact, that's what I use to get access at the far end of the house. Here's the trick;

router#1(lan slot) ---- (lan slot) router#2 with wifi​
Notice that #2 WAN slot is left empty! This places all systems on the same subnet of the router#1 {what you are doing is making router#2 act like a switch which has wifi support (y) }

* Give router# a unique LAN address (If #1 is, then make #2 This will allow each to be manage via a browser connection
* in router#2 disable DHCP. This forces #1 to be the manager of the entire network and it will handout all IP addresses
Personally, I use the MAC addresses of my devices to enable router#1 to use Address Reservation of IP address for all devices attached to #1 (ie I map the devices to the range 1.2-> 1.10)

Then set the DHCP range in #1 to 1.100-1.50
These will be used for all devices attached (wired or wifi) to #2

All systems can then use the firewall to allow or deny access for one or both halves of the network. EG: I permit access for 1-10 and 255 while denying 100-254​ALL system must allow the top-end address 255 as that is the broadcast address that is used to hand out the DHCP data.

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I have an Actiontec GT701-wg DSL modem running a wireless network. I currently have two laptops with XP sharing the Internet connection. Since the modem has an open Ethernet port in the back, I was wondering if it might be possible to plug in a networkable external hard drive and have it available to both of the laptops wirelessly.

If it is possible, what setting would be required on the laptops to enable them to see the external drive?


A:Adding attached external network hard drive to wireless network

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This sounds really noobie of me but is it possible to improve local network transfer speed by adding a 2nd network card. I was planning to connect one exclusively for lan transfers and another one hooked to a separate wireless router.

Right now only a maximum of 3 users can stream SD videos off the PC before it gets a little choppy.

The pc in question runs on windows 7 and it's board has built in gigabit, I happen to have a spare gigabit card.

A:Will adding a 2nd network card improve local network transfer speed

That won't really help the way you are describing the problem, although adding access points will help with streaming to wireless devices.

Although there is a setting in Group Policy that allows you to use two connections at the same time, I don't believe it will help in this situation.

I've done many HD movie streaming tests on my system.

I can stream from my media PC to at least 7 other machines at the same time, 4 wired, 3 wireless, plus my TV, and have no problems at all, no skipping, no freezing, even with the same movie in the same place or with 8 different movies at once, my TV is connected to my media center PC so counts as the 8th one.

This is Gb LAN, and 300Mbps wireless but even the 65Mbps limited laptop has no problem.

I'm not really sure why you are seeing these limitations but it may be the router.

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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.


A:Wireless network not secured.

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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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I have a pc and a laptop - both running XP Home. I've just bought a wireless router and have physically connected the pc to it and can use the laptop via the wireless. Both work fine for connecting to the internet but I can't seem to communicate between the two.

What do I want to do? Setup a small office/home network or add both as network places? I've tried both and nothing seems to help. I've even disabled the firewalls on both - no help.

PC - P4 running XP Home
512 RAM
Laptop - HP Pavilion zt3105 running XP Home
256 RAM

A:Setting up a home network or Adding a network place?

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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 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......:
Subnet Mask...........................:
Default Gateway......................:

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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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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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.


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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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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.

Does anybody else have any ideas to what I can try so I can... Read more

A:Cannot connect to secured wireless network

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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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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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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


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.


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


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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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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I'm having the same problem as another user Baduga whose thread is copied below. I did download the driver version 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 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.

I'll lea... Read more

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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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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..

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)

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


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 am running a secure wireless network using a CradlePoint MBR-1000. I currently have 2 Dell computers and 2 Toshiba computers running Windows XP that work great. I just purchased 2 new Toshiba computers (Model L550) to replace the old ones and they run Windows 7. I cannot get them to run on the wireless network.

I have upgraded the firmware on the CradlePoint to the latest version and that did not help. The Toshiba sees the network "ZZZ" but gives an error message of "limited access" and will not allow any internet access.

Help please!

A:Solved: Can't connect Windows 7 to Secured Wireless Network

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We're thinking of replacing Belkin Router with BT Hub to make secured network because i have tried changed to WPA but no computer can access them, so i changed back to WEP and use them currently.

Is BT Hub any good? or

I thinking if BT Hub wont interrupt my game playing (Runescape) because when the phone rangs and someone answered and connection to Rune disconnected.

I use Belkin USB.

A:Thinking of replacing Belkin Router with BT Hub to make secured network?

I can't make heads or tails of what your issue is.

You use USB, but you're thinking of replacing the router, which obviously doesn't use USB.

Why don't you start with some information about what you currently have and the exact issue.

Please supply the following info, exact models of the equipment please.

The name of your ISP and country of residence.
Make/model of the broadband modem. If dial-up, please specify.
Make/model of the router (if any).
Connection type, wired, wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc.)
Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home SP2.

Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

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I presently have 2 desktops. One is connected via wireless Netgear adapter. I have the network secured with WPA2. It works fine. The problem is I'm trying to connect my laptop with a compatible (same family) 108 Mbps wireless pc card. I can connect to my neighbor's unsecured network which is across the street and about 400 feet away with a weak signal yet downloads are quick. The laptop is about 4 feet from my router. I finally got it to briefly connect to my secured network and then it apparently lost the connection. I can't get beyond google's home page. Netgear says it's connected but something it preventing the connection.The firewall in the laptop is disabled.

If I type ipconfig, I get:
IP address
Subnet mask
Default Gateway

If I type ping www.google.com, I get 4 timed outs.

I've downloaded Netgear's latest drivers for the laptop.
Suggestions? Operating system in the laptop is XP Home Ed. with everything updated.

A:Solved: Problem connecting wireless laptop to secured network

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I am using a Cisco WRT54g wireless router with WPA2 encryption enabled. One Vista laptop was configured to connect to the secure router. It always connected and accessed the internet with no problem.

Yesterday, I added a second laptop to the network. It was an older (2004) Gateway running XP. I used a wired connection to link it to the router rather than wireless because the laptop's wireless NIC couldn't detect the router (I assumed because of the router's security settings). I haven't inspected the older laptop's wireless settings in detail because the wired connection was convenient to setup. The router accepted this older laptop via the wired conncetion with no problem. The laptop could instantly access the internet and perform all internet related functions completely. (I am using it to write this message.)

Problem: The Vista laptop could not access the internet when the XP laptop was conncected to the router and powered on. The Vista laptop detected the router, but would not access the internet. (Limewire couldn't connect either.) As long as the older laptop was powered off, I could restart the Vista laptop and it would connect to the internet with no problems. However, as soon as I powered up the older laptop, the router would somehow be affected in such a way that the Vista laptop could no longer access the internet. It wasn't until I disabled all wireless security in both the router and Vista Laptop that I was able to access the... Read more

A:Secured Wireless Network Won't Accomodate Devices With Different Types of Security??

perhaps something is wrong with the gateway wireless, i take it onboard as you didn't say.
check device manager to see if the wireless adapter is shown with the caveat that "working ok" it may not really work.

even with older wep encryption it should pickup the signal, just can't connect because of wpa2 encryption.

no big surprise that it could connect wired.

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hello there... i am using dell vostro 1015, operating system windows xp professional service pack 2.i hav installed the dell wireless 1702 802.11b/g/n driver from atheros which is up to date(version the problem is i can connect to an open wifi but cant connect to a secured wireless network of my hostel.it has channel no.2, WPA2-personal authentication,AES-CCMP data encryption.actually the password is 9 digits bt when i enter it gives an error-"the network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your netork configuration.this can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters." but password is actually 9 digits and it is correct as i am using the same passord to connect my mobile to this wifi.plz help... i hav also tried another drivers from dell official site.bt they r not working... plz help...

A:dell vostro 1015 secured network is not accepting password

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Okay, usually when you hover over the networks listed and available from the taskbar icon, you get a nice little window with a few helpful tidbits of info for each listed network when you mouse action hover over the names. It tells you the encryption type, and the SSID, plus a few other details.

Well, on my computer, the information is appearing behind the list to where I can't read it. The network list is overlapping on top of the hover info. Talk about annoying. I searched for various things on google, with no luck. I tried:

Windows 7 network list obscuring hover details, and various other combinations to no avail. Anyone here have a clue what might be breaking this? I'd like the hover details to appear properly so I can read it. In the meantime I've installed the free version of Acrylic Wifi to work around the issue. Thanks.

A:Wifi Network info/details appearing behind Network List on hover.

The problem must be driver based or an add-on program because I don't get any of that. All I get is the name and whether it's connected or not. Check that your adaptor driver is up to date and/or the program you use to display the data is up to date.

Forgot to mention:
Dell adds "bloatware" to their PCs to "improve the user's experience" so I would check Dell Support for your specific model and look for updates.

Dell Support

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PRODUCT: HP Chromebook 11 G4S/N: 5CD5515QDCGoogle Chrome OS Version 50.0.2661.103Platform 7978.74.0Firmware Google_Kip.5216.227.25 This device is frustrating my spouse to no end.  It keeps dropping our home wifi network connection.  I have to shutdown power, wait, and power back on and it refreshes.  This is annoying. I am seriously considering returning this device.  The whole point of this purchase was stability and ease of browsing and light internet use.  Frustration is not part of the purchase.

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Hi there

I have a secured WPA2 enabled network my modem/router is TP-Linlk TD-W8960N. I have my PC Window 7 hard wired connected (ethernet cable) & my laptop XP SP3 connected via wireless. I have recently noticed that on my lappy when I log into to my secured network and put in security key (that is very very strong password) I sometimes for a moment on lappy get a baloon pop-up saying unsecured (yet under network search for area it shows my network and its WPA2 ebnabled)? I have read doing a little bit of google research before posting for help it can be a bit of an XP thing and basically dont worry about it's all good.

I just want to make sure my network is safe & no one is on it other thasn myself or my family. I dont want my bandwith and stolen or my privacy and connection comprimised.

How can I tell its all safe and no-one apart from me or my family is using my network?

A:WPA2 secured network my lappy running XP SP3 sometimes shows pop up baloon unsecured?

I have recently noticed that on my lappy when I log into to my secured network and put in security key (that is very very strong password) ...Is there a reason why don't you let Windows remember your network SSID & pre-shared key?How can I tell its all safe and no-one apart from me or my family is using my network?Review your router logs. I don't know about the particulars of your router, but routers can log many events. For example, your router could be logging DHCP events (or maybe you can configure that) which can tell you which devices use your router.

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Hi I'm hoping someone on here can help.
I'll try and keep this brief, we were having problems with our netgear router (DGN1000) mainly with connection when online gaming with PS3, generally poor connection - so purchased a TP-Link router (TD-W8960N). We could usually access the netgear wirelessly on our laptops Dell and Acer Aspire 4820T (both Windows 7) without any problems and were still doing so last night. However hubby attempted to install the new router last night and all seemed to go fine but after installing we couldn't connect to the wireless network through laptops, iphone ps3 etc - even though we could see the network with excellent strength, after hours of trying called TP-Link they went through everything they could think of and still no joy. Gave up in the end and went to reinstall the netgear Router and now we have the same problem with this router, even though earlier in the night it wasn't a problem - we deleted the previous networks so there was nothing stored in memory & tried everything we can think of (although neither of us are brilliant with IT we do usually get by).
We even set up an unsecured wireless network (on both routers) and still couldn't connect - any advice would be greatly received - many thanks

A:Solved: Can no longer connect wirelessly to secured or unsecured home network

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I'm building a subscription wifi network for our area.

Cisco Aironet 1550 series: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5679/ps11451/data_sheet_c78-641373.html
Proxim Orinocor series: http://www.proxim.com/products/enterprise-wireless-lan-wi-fi-mesh/orinocor-wi-fi-mesh-series

The Proxim seems like the better product, and sells for a bit less.

Will I need to purchase anything else besides several of these for the network? I'm assuming the 'home' router connects to a PC (or the PC via the gateway address) for managing the network.

Thanks allot for your insight.

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I have windows 7 32 bit on my hp 530 notebook. Since a few days when i try to connect to any network it shows connected but when i click on networks it says identifying network. I do have the latest drivers. I have windows 8 installed and wifi works fine in it.

Please reply.

A:Wifi doesn't connect to any network says identifying network.

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Is there a way to setup network profiles or something so that when I bring my Surface Pro to work and connect to the wireless network there it will use the static ip address I have but when I disconnect and then connect to my home wifi it will go back to DHCP? On my MacBook Pro I can go into the network settings and change the location profile I have setup for networks but I don't see anything like this for Windows 8.

A:Specific network settings based on wifi network

You can go into IPv4 Properties of this NIC, then you can use the Alternate configuration tab to set up the alternate IP, or use the Advanced tab to add a static IP/gateway/DNS etc. to TCP/IP.

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I Bought Pavilion 15-ab549tx one and half month ago and it started having this problem 3 weeks after buying. Wifi suddenly disconnects and then it shows no networks available even when there are many networks available ( Mobile phone always show that they are available ).  Wireless card : Realtek RTL8723BE/RTL8188EE 802.11b/g/n OS - Windows 10 64-bit. I have tried everything to solve this: System restore, Recovery, Updating BIOS, Reseting using CMD, updating wireless driver, rolling back the driver to initial one. But nothing has helped yet.It shows the network is available if I'm sitting next to modem. Then also it doesn't show other wifi networks around my home that my phone does.  Now obviously laptop's wifi is supposed to be better than the mobile phone's wifi but its just the opposite here.The problem might be here that it loses its strength every now and then but whatever it is I'm terribly disappointed in the product that I've bought.  

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so my school has a large wifi network on campus, yay. But I can't seem to use it. I have a wifi card made by microsoft. What happens is 99.9% of the time I try to connect to it I connect and siginal strength is "very good" or "excellent" but I windows fails to renew my IP address. I try to repair the connection a million time but it doesn't work still. It's only worked 3 times so far. Everyone else around me with a laptop can connect to the network no problem. I tried repairing the connection with no luck. I went to the command prompt and typed

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew

and /renew fails.

I tried WindowsXP Sock Fix. Still nothing.
I went down to my school's "computer help desk" and wouldn't you know that it worked when I was down there so they couldn't help me, but the second I leave it doesn't work. Great, I don't really wanna stand around the computer help desk to use wifi. I think this world doesn't want me to use wifi..... any help would be appriciated. Thanks.

A:WindowsXP + SP2 + public wifi network = "this network has limited or no connectivity"


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PCs are Win 7 Ultimate, All are joined to the Domain
Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP Server (on same instance) is Server 2012 standard
The network topology is like this: Router as Internet Gateway>Switch>Wired to Server and PC's, SIP phones, and Wireless Access Point all on same subnet. DNS and DHCP have been offloaded to Server Roles and switched off on the router.
All of the PCs have network cards that have joined the domain network at least some of the time since I set them up.
Some of them have always picked up the domain network and continue to this day.
Some of them intermittently pick up the domain network and other times join whatever other unmanaged network is available.
Some of them have stopped picking up the domain network altogether and will, no matter how many times their NICs are restarted, always join a non-domain (unmanaged) network.
When the NICs are not joining the domain, they are unable to ping hostnames of any devices on the network but nslookup of the hostnames usually works. The DC, DNS, DHCP server's IP can be pinged without issue, ipv4 or ipv6.
I am recording DNS Client Errors (ID 1014) on all of the PCs during the intervals when their NICs are identifying which network to join.

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is ad.domain.com and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve domain.com (nothing with fully qualified
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I was having some network problems and in the course of fixing them I uninstalled the network driver for my TP-Link AC600 Archer T2UH USB network card. This card has been working without a problem for months on 2.4 and 5Ghz channels and at high speeds > 150Mbps.
When I attempted to reinstall the drivers, I can get connected to the WiFi but I get the Windows 10 message "Secured, no internet
I have tried numerous drivers and I have now tried to connect using two separate NIC cards. (I had an old 802.11n usb adapter) as well as a 5Ghz wireless bridge that I used to use that connects to the PC via ethernet. All of these have connected to the network, but I get the same "Secured, no internet" message.

The only thing I can think of at this point is that I've somehow screwed up the adapter. I've looked at that ipv4 settings are they are all set to "Obtain an ip address automatically" and do not have a DNS name specified. I have attempted all the windows repair options as well and they return telling me their may be something wrong with the driver or the adapter. I'm at wits end. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Connected to Network but "Secured, no internet"

Welcome to the forums, if you have any third party AV programs, disable or uninstall it, go to device manager, right click Wi-Fi adapter, Properties and uninstall the driver. Reboot your PC/Laptop and let Windows install the driver, go to IPV4 as you have done before, click the radio button "Use the following DNS addresses...." and enter Open DNS address(in the snip) or google dns address.

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Hi there

This USB Wifi adapter seems to be a MEGA performer --Lovely finally to be able to THINK of getting rid of LAN cables all over the place.

I've no probs with decent HD Movie streaming from a SERVER with one of these (I unplugged the LAN and inserted the USB Wifi adapter into a USB3 slot --note this needs genuine USB3 to work at proper speed). My Home router can deliver 802.11ac so no probs there.

Brilliant piece of kit and NO MORE CABLES !!!!!!. Wifi will soon be able to deliver comparable speeds to LAN especially for HOME networks. !!!

Here's the UK Link but is available in US and Europe. In any case it's delivered (in my case) by Amazon S.A.R.L (Luxembourg) so no tax !!!. even though I ordered from UK web site --they will ship outside UK tax free.

USB-AC56 | Networking | ASUS UK


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I set up a small network here at my house. I have my computer and a laptop both sharing files and my computer sharing the printer. Both use Win XP. now i have an older computer in another room that is running Windows ME. How do i set that one up to be on the same network? I don't know ME all that well. Do i need to create a network disc? I know it asked me if i wanted to create one when I created this network but i didn't do it. Is there a way to go back and create one now? Thanks in advance.

A:Help adding a PC to a network.....

Yes, you can go back and run the Network Setup Wizard again.

But, easier if you have the XP system disk--just stick the Windows XP system disk in your ME's CD drive. When it comes up you choose (I'm not sure of the exact words) "do other tasks." One of the other tasks will be the Network Setup Wizard.

[Just make sure you don't go down some path that formats the disk or installs Windows!]

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I have a home PC network set up with a few desktops and laptops, some wired, some wireless, all running XP professional. I recently bought a Mac G3 desktop and upgraded the operating system to OSX 10.2 I want to become familiar with mac's and their software in addition to windows. I am attempting to add the mac to my pc network and could use some help. I found the network settings on the mac but so far don't seem to be able to add that system to my existing network. I am pretty sure that it can be added but if anyone could save me some time I would appreciate it. Thanks, Vince

A:Adding a Mac to a PC network

Well, you can start by telling us if it's wired or wireless. The Mac out of the box should connect to a router with a wired connection.

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I cannot connect to certain wireless networks.

- I can connect for example to wifi at my University or a public network such as The Cloud and even BT Open zone, all of these direct you to a page to logon - these work fine.
- I cannot connect to any other network, even if it is an Open network.
- I have endlessly searched Google and tried everything suggested on forums like this - however they were other peoples problems - this is the first time I have made a post.
- I have eventually caved and restored my laptop to Factory settings. The problem persists.

I have attached screen shots showing the exact problem and error messages.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.

- Connecting via cable works fine - I am using that method now.

A:Cannot connect to Wifi network - "Identifying Network"

Shaun, firstly: welcome to Sevenforums!

May I suggest downloading Revo uninstaller: Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems and using it to remove your wireless driver and all bits of it. This is because the built in uninstaller doesn't often remove everything. Now go online (you mentioned connecting via LAN line works alright) and find your wireless adapter driver for your computer (should be on the manufacturer's website). Install it, enter the network password, and let me know if this solves the problem for you.

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