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Topic # 7113 20-Mar-2006 17:45
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I've been having some troubles with configuring my new 2490 to connect to my friend's wireless router while away from home. When I take a look at the settings for the HP iPAQ Wi-Fi Adapter, it seems to have obtained an IP address, and it shows a list of available networks, but I am not able to select a specific one, or find a place to enter a WEP key. Any help on this matter would be appreciated.

Henry Quach

**update** i finally found the options to enter a WEP through the Odyssey Client, and the Wi-Fi button is green, but for some reason the HP wi-fi manager does not get an IP address, and it says that DHCP is disabled, when it clearly isn't. It's very weird for me because the IP address is shown when i click on the HP wi-fi adapter under the configure window of the wireless networks. If this extra information will allow someone to come up with a solution, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Reply # 31175 21-Mar-2006 16:38
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I recommend you download and install VxUtil Personal (free, from http://www.cam.com/vxutil_pers.html) to find out the current IP configuration on your Pocket PC.

Are you sure the router is not doing filtering MAC addresses? Perhaps it is configured for 802.11g only (most Pocket PC are 802.11b only)?







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Reply # 31573 26-Mar-2006 17:37
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Thank you for your quick reply. I have installed the vxutil as suggested. When I have the wi-fi turned on my PDA, vxutil gives me a 192 IP, which reflects the same one that I got when I checked the HP settings as I mentioned before. Strangely enough, I am not getting an IP address (0 IP) for the wi-fi adapter, according to vxutil, but I AM getting one for my Bluetooth dialup adapter, even though I do not have Bluetooth enabled. Despite this, I am still able to ping my router, 192.168.0.1, as well as outbound URLs, such as www.google.ca. Is there something I need to change on my PDA with vxutil? Any further insight on this matter would be great, Mauricio, or anyone else.

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Reply # 31575 26-Mar-2006 18:01
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Hey, it looks good, if you can ping external URLs! Try the following: on your Pocket PC open File Explorer, browse to \Windows and tap welcome.exe. Follow the instructions and when finished do a soft reset. Upon reconnection try browsing to a website, such as www.google.com.







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Reply # 31594 27-Mar-2006 04:53
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Thank you for the help. Unfortunately I am still not able to browse with Internet Explorer after completing the setup and doing a soft reset. I'm not too sure why this is happening. When I click to access the site, it just shows a progress bar of 0KB, and that's it.

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