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    We security-enabled our home network last night and then I couldnt reconnect my laptop - we seemingly tried everything and after about an hour the guy from iinet gave up saying its my (3 year old Sony Vaio) laptop's fault. Anyone had anything similar happen? Any advice welcomed.
    Originally posted by lee
    motherfucking *facepalm* at half the stoopid motherfuckers in this thread not getting the point

  • #2
    What is "security-enabled"?
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    • #3
      does you router have a "reset" button. Mine does, takes it back to the defaults. Never done the wireless thing myself, but at a guess perhaps you got the key wrong?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by merctom View Post
        What is "security-enabled"?
        So only authorised users can access our home network.
        Originally posted by lee
        motherfucking *facepalm* at half the stoopid motherfuckers in this thread not getting the point

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        • #5
          But what did you do?

          Did you enable a password on the network?
          Did you enable MAC address filtering?

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          • #6
            iiNet should only be advising customers to enable WPA or WPA2 encryption.

            What modem/router and what's the exact model of the laptop?

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            • #7
              You'll need to provide some more information.

              1. What operating system is on the laptop?
              2. What type of encryption are you using? WPA? WPA2? WEP?
              3. Are your drivers for the laptop network card updated so that it is able to recognize the encryption type you enabled? Some older cards cannot recognize WPA2 etc.
              4. Did you reset the laptop after setting up the network? Simple little thing but it solved the same kind of problem with me before.
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              • #8
                also reset all your modems and routers that what we do
                up plug for ten seconds then plug back in always works at home when we cat connect
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by padfoot View Post
                  But what did you do?

                  Did you enable a password on the network?
                  Did you enable MAC address filtering?
                  Yes
                  Not sure what you mean

                  Sorry all i get booted off this laptop every few mins. The stepdaughter's laptop connected fine. Hers is newish, mine's 3 or 4 yrs old Sony Vaio VGN FS93G that runs windows xp home edition Version 2002, Service pack 2. The modem is a Belkin wireless voip iinet.
                  Originally posted by lee
                  motherfucking *facepalm* at half the stoopid motherfuckers in this thread not getting the point

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Crackers View Post
                    the guy from iinet gave up saying its my (3 year old Sony Vaio) laptop's fault. Anyone had anything similar happen? Any advice welcomed.
                    iinet girls ftw
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                    • #11
                      Upgrade your XP to SP3 and try again. You may find it is the driver issue I mentioned, which SP3 may fix.
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                      • #12
                        Call iinet back make sure you speak to someone in Perth, this shouldnt be an issue
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                        • #13
                          Thanks Zed - but I need to be online to do that?
                          Originally posted by lee
                          motherfucking *facepalm* at half the stoopid motherfuckers in this thread not getting the point

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Fat Pat View Post
                            does you router have a "reset" button. Mine does, takes it back to the defaults. Never done the wireless thing myself, but at a guess perhaps you got the key wrong?
                            You dont need to reset to defaults, just connect your laptop via ethernet (a blue/yellow/grey cable) and log into your router like you did to change the security settings

                            Edit: didnt see that your girls laptop can connect, log in to the web interface from her laptop, and change it to a different security type WPA1 instead of 2 etc. Find what works
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                            • #15
                              Download the SP3 pack from the microsoft website on the other computer, transfer via USB and viola. You don't need to be online to install it.

                              See how that helps. Depending on what security you enabled, most laptops will pick up WEP so try changing it to that.

                              The model number of your modem may help me talk you through some things.
                              Last edited by zed7fiddy; 08-08-2009, 05:37 PM.
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