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WIFI Connection With Netgear And WEP Security

This is a discussion on WIFI Connection With Netgear And WEP Security within the Motorola Xoom WiFi General Discussion forums, part of the Motorola Xoom WiFi Only Forum category; Apologies if this is common knowledge but it had me stumped for hours when I first bought my Xoom. As normal it asked for the ...

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    WIFI Connection With Netgear And WEP Security

    Apologies if this is common knowledge but it had me stumped for hours when I first bought my Xoom.

    As normal it asked for the name of my connection and password. I kept getting out of range or just nothing at all. Also kept getting acquiring IP address on a vicious cycle. Doing a Google I found many other people with similar problems then finally cracked it by using my WEP key instead of the password. Luckily I had kept a note of it! Seems when using WEP with a Netgear router you can't use the normal password you would use with a pc wireless adapter.

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    hmm, I have a Netgear wireless set up at home. When I got my Xoom last month, I was up and running on the network using the WPA and regular password for the router.

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    Yes if you change to WPA you just use the password but it has caused problems for WEP. For some reason it then needs the WEP key. All very odd.

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    What password are you talking about, a wifi security key and a password is two different things. By password you ment the routers admin panel password, I am assuming. You cannot use that to connect to a wifi network. To access the wifi and connect to the Internet you need to enter the wireless security key if you have one setup. Also I don't recommend using WEP because it is unsecure and anyone in the street can crack it and use your Internet without your notice use wpa2 instead.

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    Well, misuse of words. When I was referring to password, I was talking about the key for the wireless router.

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