Author Topic: Getting laptop on my encrypted network  (Read 3051 times)

mockingirl

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Getting laptop on my encrypted network
« on: January 09, 2009, 08:13:52 am »
   Hi.  I apologize in advance for this dumb question, but wireless connections are not my forte. I have a WHR G545 and I'm trying to encrypt my network.  I went through this process via Buffalo's software on my desktop.  All good with a WEP 128 13-digit key I created.  Yes, I know WEP is crap.  I don't know how to know if my PC can handle AES... Anyway, then I got to my laptop, and I don't know what I'm doing.  It didn't work, so I un-encrypted the desktop and am starting over.  My desktop is a Dell, about 5 years old, running Windows XP.  My laptop is a Lenovo Thinkpad R61, 18 months old, also running Windows XP.  Any help you can give me is appreciated.  Thanks!

Paul

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Re: Getting laptop on my encrypted network
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 08:59:44 am »
Try logging into the web interface of the router at 192.168.11.1 and manually setting the encryption from there.

mockingirl

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Re: Getting laptop on my encrypted network
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 09:05:41 am »
   Thanks.  Once I do that on my desktop and get the encryption set up, I lose my internet access on my laptop, so I don't know how to get my laptop to recognize the network now that it's encrypted.  Can you help me with that part?

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Re: Getting laptop on my encrypted network
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 09:06:47 am »
You can reset the router, (red init button) or you can hardwire a pc into the router via Ethernet

mockingirl

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Re: Getting laptop on my encrypted network
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 09:09:26 am »
   thanks!