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Topic # 95077 26-Dec-2011 18:52
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Hi,


I have just been given an Apad II, not brand new, but in new condition by family who have had it a couple of months but barely used it.  I have a desktop pc connected directly by LAN to a cable modem, it has a wi-fi adapter, and i would like to know how i can use this to create a wi-fi hotspot for my Apad II to browse the internet, i have tired, and with the wi-fi adapter in i am picking up local wireless networks, i dont connect to them and i dont imagine i could if i tried, but they are being picked up, the Apad II picks up the strongest one of the three, but not mine.  the SSID and password are correct but it just says it cannot find it or something.  any ideas to make it work, lack of internet means it is good for nothing but plaing the games / reading the books on it.


also restoring to factory settings, i want to remove the one gmail account so as to create my own, but it wont let me, says it is linked to some apps, have to factory reset to remove it.  what will i loose?


Jason      

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  Reply # 561601 26-Dec-2011 18:59
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Maybe your Wireless is 802.11n only and the aPad II only does 802.11b or g.

The android applications from the market place are tied to the gmail account so you will look the downloaded applications from the market place.. You should factory reset it anyway and add your own account as you don't know what has been installed on the android tablet.





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  Reply # 561622 26-Dec-2011 20:17
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then how am i meant to able to share my internet with my apad if that is the case?

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  Reply # 561623 26-Dec-2011 20:21
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Check your Wireless AP and see if it does 802.11b or g as you may have it locked to 802.11n



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  Reply # 561624 26-Dec-2011 20:23
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also it was sent with a charger where by the end that connects to the apad is very loose, ther person whom gave it too me said it was a normal snug fit and they have charged it (at least once as how many times was not stated).  the light in the plug at the wall end lights up but it is so loose in the device it does not pass charge, she is sending me down one with a slightly bigger plug but same size at the device end to try, how do i tell which is the right one, she cannot remember as it has been dormant for a while.

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  Reply # 561632 26-Dec-2011 20:55
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which o/s on your pc?



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  Reply # 561653 26-Dec-2011 21:30
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it says 802.11n, can i change it?  i am using windows 7...

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  Reply # 561657 26-Dec-2011 21:38
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jasonwaiheke: it says 802.11n, can i change it?  i am using windows 7...


Log into your Wireless Router and see if there is an option for wireless. May be you have a 802.11n Wireless Router only?? 

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  Reply # 561658 26-Dec-2011 21:40
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he doesn't have a wireless router - adhoc network using pc..

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  Reply # 561661 26-Dec-2011 21:48
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jasonwaiheke: it says 802.11n, can i change it?  i am using windows 7...


most likely the mode can be selected on the advanced tab of the wireless network adaptor properties.

[edit: i'd tell you exactly but i'm not using windows here]

btw, which windows 7 edition?




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  Reply # 561664 26-Dec-2011 22:00
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Found this info on the net, is it true?


http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/wireless80211/a/aa80211standard.htm


802.11nThe newest IEEE standard in the Wi-Fi category is 802.11n. It was designed to improve on 802.11g in the amount of bandwidth supported by utilizing multiple wireless signals and antennas (called MIMOtechnology) instead of one.When this standard is finalized, 802.11n connections should support data rates of over 100 Mbps. 802.11n also offers somewhat better range over earlier Wi-Fi standards due to its increased signal intensity. 802.11n equipment will be backward compatible with 802.11g gear.
  • Pros of 802.11n- fastest maximum speed and best signal range; more resistant to signal interference from outside sources
  • Cons of 802.11n - standard is not yet finalized; costs more than 802.11g; the use of multiple signals may greatly interfere with nearby 802.11b/g based networks.

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  Reply # 561665 26-Dec-2011 22:02
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is what true exactly?



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  Reply # 561666 26-Dec-2011 22:05
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or this?

http://features.techworld.com/mobile-wireless/2280/how-can-80211n-talk-to-all-worlds/

It has been widely reported that 802.11n, the wireless LAN IEEE draft standard that uses multiple input/multiple output technology to boost Wi-Fi speeds to over 100Mbps, is "backward compatible" with today's 802.11a, 11b, and 11g networks. This can seem confusing, given that 802.11a, which runs in the 5GHz frequency band, is not compatible with 802.11g and 11b, which operate in the 2.4GHz band.So how can 11n be backward compatible with all these networks, when they are not compatible with each other?

802.11n can use either band - or both 5GHz networking support is currently an optional component to the 802.11n draft standard. As such, the MIMO scheme of 802.11n does not require simultaneous use of both the 5-GHz and the 2.4GHz bands, according to Mark Hung, director of strategic marketing at Wi-Fi chipmaker Atheros. That's how a standard that potentially makes use of both bands can be backward-compatible with networks that use a single band only: Only one band is in use at a time.

For interoperability, 802.11n supports three modes, explains Hung:

  



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  Reply # 561667 26-Dec-2011 22:06
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so if my apad is 802.11b/g and my wirelss network adapter is 802.11n, it should connect right with the backwards compatibility theory?


if this is the case what am i doing wrong?

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  Reply # 561672 26-Dec-2011 22:29
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yes, i would expect it to.

you better tell us exactly how you are setting up the ad-hoc connection and the settings you are using.



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  Reply # 561675 26-Dec-2011 22:35
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i have tried all the settings.

i give it a name

security is wpa2-personal

give it a password

save

and go i have also tried wep, not keen on open


on the apad, the ssid is the name i gave it,  i choose wpan2 otion and put password,


it says it cannot detect or out of range.                 

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