BogMonster Posted July 28, 2006 Share Posted July 28, 2006 At long last I have a DSL internet connection instead of stinky old dialup So I have a nice new router which connects to the desktop via a LAN connection, and also has a Wi-Fi doodah built in so I can use the laptop. All fine until I try and set the security - the desktop works fine and the laptop is happy connecting wirelessly with the network being unsecured. But the moment I try to enable any of the security it goes into a massive sulk and won't work at all or even recognise the existence of the network. I did a bit of a Google but most of the guides say "different makes of router vary so refer to your instructions" which are almost non-existent with this one - the router is a ZyXEL Prestige 660HW-61. I doubt whether there will be any likelihood of any of my immediate neighbours feeling the urge to spy on my communications, but I'd still rather it was secure... and nobody else could make use of my bandwidth! I have tried using the same key in both computers to automatically generate the 128 bit WEP security key and I have even tried manually typing the key from the router in to the laptop but still no joy... Any idea what I might be doing wrong please? I also don't understand the difference between MAC address authentication and WPA/WPA-PSK is one better than the other or which one should I use? If anybody knows of a step by step "idiots guide to wireless network setup" on the Web it would be gratefully received The desktop is running XP and the laptop is running XP SP2, it is a Toshiba E-quim (ooer) with built in 802.11g. Ta Stephen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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