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Got wireless access, but no internet conenction..anyone??

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Welshie, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. Welshie

    Welshie Network Guru Member

    Hi all,

    I have a Linksys WRT54G broadband router and its wired to my PC and cable modem. The PC gets through to the internet, no problems.

    However, I also connect to it wirelessly with a laptop. It can conect to the router no problem, but it just cannot get access ot the internet. The thing is, I decided to put an access key on the whole thing and when I remove the key, everything works fine! All keys are identical etc.

    Any suggestion?
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Make certain that you use hexidecimal keys if you are using WEP and the key lenght specified is the same. If you are using WPA or WPA2, enable SS-ID broadcast and apply the hotfix for WPA2 from the Microsoft website.
  3. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    I have found that one of Microsoft's recent upgrades has broken my laptop's ability to connect using WPA. It connects fine using no security, with WEP (128 - didn't test 64) and with WPA2.

    Given WPA2 works, I haven't bothered trying to figure out which update broke WPA.

    My point being that you might want to try other security settings.

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