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Topic # 27250 19-Oct-2008 20:50
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I apologise if this has been covered before. After buying an N95 yesterday, and using my brother's for a bit, I can't connect to wireless.

I've added the mac address at home, it finds it, but disconnects when the browser searches for awhile.

Is there a simple or fundamental step I'm missing?
Basically I click start web browsing when it finds our wireless in the flat. I can' even get on the neighbours unsecured one (I'm just trying to get to work. Is there some default vodafone setting in the browser? I notice the search part of the address starts live.vodafone.com/search. There is no sim card in the phone, so it cannot connect via 3g, but surely the wireless would still be active?

Or people using other browsers, I really thought it was as simple as "start web browsing"

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  Reply # 173765 26-Oct-2008 22:08
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That is odd behaviour that it disconnects.

My N95 disconnects if it is moved outside wireless range.

When the live.vodafone.com/search link is clicked it generally tries to access via vodafone but as you don't have a sim card, 3G won't work for you. I would assume that wireless would be active, even without a sim card (this might not be the case however).

Have you configured the browser to 'always ask' when using the net? Let me know if you need to know how to change this setting.

Perhaps download another browser (such as opera) and install this on the N95 and see if that works on your wireless. Failing that, see if you can chuck a sim card from another VF mobile and see if that works.

Good luck!



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  Reply # 173770 26-Oct-2008 22:46
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Sorted.

I actually followed the video tutorial on the Nokia website. Basically you set an access point for each wireless connection.

It doesn't work like a laptop for example, if you have wireless it simply connects and you start browsing if it is unsecured. So you kind of have to connect each time, if it isn't your usual connection.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 173781 26-Oct-2008 23:31
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Good to hear you got this solved!

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  Reply # 174936 31-Oct-2008 17:19
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I would suggest a piece of software called devicescape - its primarily aimed at wifi hotspots, but you can configure all your APs you use on the web, and when in range of any of them it will show as devicescape so you dont have to change the config of your email etc between places, since devicescape will just connect to any configured.




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