Wifi - help needed!

#1
Gentlemen and ladies,

I've just (today) moved to Holland and am having a spot of bother with the wifi provided in my flat. It's a WEP protected network with a five letter key. I've had no dramas connecting my phone or ps3 (because I'm a yoof). However I'm getting no joy with my laptop (a fairly new HP). When I select the network I get 'Getting information from xxxx' and then 'failed to connect to xxxx'.

When I run troubleshooter it says it's a problem with the router/access point. I have:

Reset the router;
Hard reset my laptop;
Tried the laptop with a wired connection direct to the router (that works); and
Updated my wireless adapter driver.

Any advice would be welcome. If you can solve my problem, then I'd be happy to reward you with some above average oral from the missus. (Lolocopter etc.).

P.S.

If anyone finds themselves in Den Haag I'd be up for a beer.
 
#2
Go to Control Panel > Networks and Internet > Manage wireless connections and right click on the Dutch one that's your flat and choose Remove Connection.

Refresh your list of available networks and choose your cloggie one and bob's your dealer.
 
#4
W/r to the first post, it won't even let me get to the stage of saving network data. I tried to manually input it and then deleted that from the 'manage networks' menu. I've also cleared all my old saved networks.

How do I find out whether it's on static or dhcp and what difference does it make?
 
#5
Change WEP to WPA2. WEP offers no security at all.
 

terroratthepicnic

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#8
I had a simular problem with a new laptop. I could search for Wifi connections, but after putting in my password it wouldn't connect. After a day of frustration and almost throwing the thing out the window. I found a little button on the laptop with a sat dish on it. I pressed that and hey presto, it worked.
 
#9
I had a simular problem with a new laptop. I could search for Wifi connections, but after putting in my password it wouldn't connect. After a day of frustration and almost throwing the thing out the window. I found a little button on the laptop with a sat dish on it. I pressed that and hey presto, it worked.
I did a complete re-install of Ubuntu once because someone had pushed the little button on the side of an old HP laptop and turned of the wi-fi.
 
#16
The one that made me do all that work was on the side near a corner, which is how I managed to turn it off without even knowing it was there.
 

terroratthepicnic

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#17
I have an Acer Aspire 6930g so my wifi button looks like this. It's the one above the Num Lock.



It took me ages to notice the light wasn't on.
 
#18
Are you sure it's not working, since you're posting on here ok?
Oh wait, now you mention it...

It's not the wifi switch unfortunately. I've reinstalled the driver for my wifi card and that hasn't worked. Going to buy a usb wireless adapter and see if that fixes it. If not I'm going to enter into a porn withdrawal cycle, during which I will certainly have to crack one out through my neighbour's letter box.

Good stuff.
 
#19
Did u manage to sort your wifi ?
 

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