BT Home Hub Wireless problems

  Chadders1989 11:14 19 Oct 2007

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Ive been working at he damn thing for some time now.
I have a BT Home Hub, and desktop pc connected via ethernet, no problems. I recently attempted to add a laptop into this network, but am unable to do so. The netgear wireless card picks up the home hub, and it read that the connection is active and of a good strength. When i attempt to connect to the internet i cannot load any webpages, or access any messaging services, which suggest the internet is not enabled for some reason? I know there is a wireless connection as my Xbox 360 connects no problems. Any ideas?

  Technotiger 11:24 19 Oct 2007
  iarno 11:27 19 Oct 2007

Have you entered the hub key and wep code into your laptop. both are found on the back of the hub.


  Chadders1989 11:56 19 Oct 2007

Under WEP it says create with passphrase, which is blank, and then Enter Key Manually. Which do i need to enter?

  Technotiger 13:42 19 Oct 2007

You need to enter the WEP Key as found on the back of the hub.

  Chadders1989 14:44 19 Oct 2007

Brilliant. My latptop now has internet access. Thanks. Just a side effect- i now have on my desktop pc, "Internet Gateway- internet unavailable-device disabled", although i am on the internet as i write this. Will this affect the connection?

  Technotiger 15:18 19 Oct 2007

Hmm, not sure really, I would suggest you just ignore it as long as everything is working OK.

  Technotiger 15:52 19 Oct 2007

Been some further research re Internet Gateway etc ...

It has I believe something to do with the Xbox, how is your Xbox connected?

  Technotiger 15:54 19 Oct 2007

PS - perhaps you may need to re-set your Xbox connection? But just guessing.

  iarno 19:53 19 Oct 2007

Chadders1989 glad you got it sorted.

Technotiger I left it to you as I would only have repeated your advice. besides I had a bit to do in the garden so took advantage of the sunshine.


  Technotiger 19:58 19 Oct 2007

Nice weather for a spot of gardening - I only have a Balcony/Fire-escape ... sob sob :-(

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