Wireless problems

  scott26985 21:36 06 Feb 2007

I can't get my new Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz 802.11g USB Network Adapter to work with my eTEC Wireless ASSL Router.

It finds the router no problem in a search but after saving in the key (password) it says it can't commuacate (I know its the right password).

Any help?

  scott26985 21:43 06 Feb 2007

ps) MY router takes 802.11B. This adapter is G but the write up says it works with both B and G versions

  bigtrev 22:35 06 Feb 2007

Hello. The first thing I would try is to uninstall the software for your USB adapter, restart your computer and install it again….If that doesn’t work get into your router settings by typing in in your address bar .Default router password is Username… leave blank… and password is admin……..Click on wireless.....and disable your security (and save) and see if you can get the USB adapter to connect..
Go back into your router settings again and enable your security again.

  scott26985 22:43 06 Feb 2007

I think the problem Im having is to do with the WEP KEY. My KEY (password to access router) has a mix of upper and lower case. This adapter only seems to let you enter upper case in the WEP KEY box meaning the key (password) is wrong. Any ideas?

  bigtrev 22:43 06 Feb 2007

sorry scott the router settings above were for a linksys router, but if you know how to get into your router settings it sould be similar..

  bigtrev 22:44 06 Feb 2007

can you not get into your router settings and change the wep key?

  scott26985 22:49 06 Feb 2007

The guide book is written by a guy from 'planet expert' so I really don't want to change or mess with the router settings.

  bigtrev 23:01 06 Feb 2007

There sould be a factory reset button on your router somewhere...press the button for about 20 secs.uninstall the usb adapter software. reset the router install the usb adapter and see what happens

  scott26985 23:32 06 Feb 2007

I don't want to mess with the router.

There must be a way to enter the WEP KEY for the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz 802.11g USB Network Adapter in both lower and upper case. I'll just have to find out how.

  Ho-Lin-Sok 23:51 06 Feb 2007

Are you sure you don't have WPA selected in your adapter, is there a dropdown box to select WEP or WPA

  Ho-Lin-Sok 23:54 06 Feb 2007

Although that should not make any difference to the case.

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