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Topic # 7036 14-Mar-2006 02:57
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I have an iPaq 4700 and have just set up a router with a wireless network. When I first set up the network, my iPaq connected to the network when security was not enabled on the router flawlessly. However, when I enabled a 128 bit WEP key, the iPaq would not connect. I tried using a 64 bit key but to no avail. The hex key on the iPaq was the same as on the router under index 1. I have researched a lot of forums and have tried everything, even a hard reset, but nothing works. After the hard reset, my bluetooth won't detect or be detected! I updatd the ROM from HP months ago so I don't think it's that. Any feedback much appreciated.

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Reply # 30671 14-Mar-2006 07:37
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Welcome to Geekzone.

First easy test: turn off security on this router and try connecting. Does it work?

Make sure the wi-fi router is no configured to filter MAC addresses, and that it is working in both 802.11b and 802.11g configurations. Also turn off any "Turbo" mode. Perhaps change channel?








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  Reply # 30697 14-Mar-2006 10:46
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Thank you for replying. Can you explain how I would turn the MAC filtering off? The Ipaq does work without security.

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 30698 14-Mar-2006 10:48
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That would be in the router configuration, probably in the same page where you'd turn the security keys off for testing.







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  Reply # 30699 14-Mar-2006 11:01
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Well, the turn access control box is unticked and I have tried other channels. Should I try them all? I must admit i didn't think it would make much difference. Can you direct me to the turbo mode?



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  Reply # 30734 15-Mar-2006 01:57
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I ended up using a MAC filter on the router as I just could not get the PDA to connect using the correct WEP key.

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