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Can't associate access point

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by skyman7404, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. skyman7404

    skyman7404 Addicted to LI Member

    I'm sure youv'e heard this one before. How do i synch up my WUSB54GC adapter with my Belkin 54G router. I verified the MAC address, WEP key, Channel, SSID. They all match. My signal strength is 91%. I'm using the Linksys wireless network monitor to setup everything in Windows ME on an old Dell computer:confused:. The software installed perfectly with no error message, no warnings in device manager. The router is a Belkin 54G hooked up to a Dell Vista machine. Could that be the problem?? ( i couldn't get a belkin adapter to install in win me). Should i switch to a linksys router instead??? Any help appreciated
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Are you able to connect to the router but unable to obtain an IP address or you are not able to connect to the wireless network at all?

    Can you connect to the router without a WEP key? (i.e., wireless security disabled)

    Are you using the right WEP key? Like Linksys, the Belkin G54 router (according to its manual) supports Hexadecimal keys, which uses a 10 character key for 64bit encryption and 26 character key for 128bit. And like Linksys, it can use a "Passphrase" to generate 4 separate WEP keys, but in most cases, this Passphrase cannot be used as the wep key on the client unless they are of the same make. If that is the case, you have entered the wrong key. After generate 4 WEP keys on the router, select "Default Key ID" and try entering the corresponding WEP key to the client.
  3. skyman7404

    skyman7404 Addicted to LI Member

    Cant access router

    I am unable to access the router even with WEP disabled in the router. Using the network monitor,Under profiles, it does give the name of the SSID, the MAC address, and the channel, which all match the router. Are there any other settings to change in the router to make the adapter hook--up???
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    In my books, accessing and connecting mean two different things - one needs to be connected before one can have access to network resources (or not).

    I wonder if you are connected to the network correctly. Can you run IPCONFIG/ALL from Command Prompt and see if you have a valid IP, DNS, and Default Gateway addresses?

    Also, which security software are you running on your computer? Sometimes, the firewall software on the computer can interfere with the process.

    Are you using Windows own WZC (wireless zero configuration) or the adapter's connection software to manage your wireless connections? Is WZC disabled under Services? (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services)

    Are you entering the correct WEP key from the router? (not Passphrase)

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