I have been with AOL for the last 8 months or so and have been using the TOUCHSPEED 577v6 router through a cable connection. Recently, and for reasons unknown the router and AOL software have malfunctioned and have been re-installed. This has prompted me to try and get the Wireless connection up and running. However, when I try to create a connection, the laptop indicates that there is no network within range. I know that the wireless network on the laptop is working as I have picked up other networks previously. The WLAN light on the router remains an orange colour (indicating to me that that the problem may lay here!!!!) I do have internet connection through the cable, but I have now decided to take the wireless option and am reluctant to give up on it.
It is broadcasting its Network name as the settings below show (if this is the SSID thingy?). However, i do now have a green light on the WLAN section of the router (however it is not flashing) after changing the security settings to WPA-PSK as apposed to WEP. I can only asume that the SSID is enabled. here are my settings after i have got the WLAN green
Wireless Access Point - richardsNetwork Configuration
Interface Enabled: Yes Physical Address: 00:14:7F:2A:A4:C3 Network Name (SSID): richardsNetwork Interface Type: 802.11g Actual Speed: 54 Mbps Channel Selection: Auto Region: Europe Channel: 1 Allow multicast from Broadband Network: Yes WMM: enabled Security Broadcast Network Name: Yes Allow New Devices: New stations are allowed automatically) Security Mode: WPA-PSK WPA-PSK Preshared Key: 38d268ea6cb44130945fff986ae43e5f2f9d4542c9ada56845xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx WPA-PSK Encryption: TKIP WPA-PSK Version: WPA .
Log into the router and turn off all wireless security for 5 minutes, and see if you can then connect - turn in on against afterwards. If you can connect then it is narrowed down to a wireless security issue.
But, Yesterday evening i had my routers network avaiable on the laptop, but could not connect. So, i restarted the router and laptop in a vain attempt, but nothing. I no longer can detect a network on my laptop. AAARGH.
Many thanks for your assistance in the problem. I have managed to sort the problem, by realising what one of the shortcut key above the laptop keyboard was. Yes, the Wireless o-n/o-f-f interface. Matter resolved, and i am wireless.
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