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Master Geek

#61889 25-May-2010 17:18
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I've just shifted house and have been trying to access the internet via my flatmate's Telecom wireless router (Thomson).  

I run XP Pro and my friend runs Vista.

My laptop connects no problem at all and that's as far as it goes - no internet, no email. I've replicated the settings from my friend's laptop to no avail.

I'd really appreciate some pointers as it must be a setting (or lack of a setting) on my laptop that is not allowing the internet connection.  Probably something really simple!

Advice/suggestions would be much appreciated. 

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Uber Geek

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  #334701 25-May-2010 18:56
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I suggest you check the security settings on the router i.e.  WPA, WEP etc, then check to see if you need to have your MAC address logged into the router.  Goto Start>run> CMD  then type ipconfig/all    you will find your mac address for the wirless adapter there

hope this helps


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  #334706 25-May-2010 19:03
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What does ipconfig show when you are connected?

Start > Run > cmd > ipconfig /all



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Master Geek

  #335397 27-May-2010 10:11
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Thanks guys for your suggestions. It was the WPA code - I mistook a "B" for an "8"; finally came clear when I checked my copy with the code on the bottom of the router.

Thank you for pointing me in the right direction!

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