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Janer0603
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Posted:11/11/2009 7:15:00 PM # 1
ASUS Forum please help!

Purchased a new 900  Eee a few days ago, and can't connect it to our wireless network at home. A pop up box comes on screen, showing the connection status as "pending"
No idea why, as I have put in the correct administrator password etc.
Can anyone help me? I really need to be able to use the netbook ASAP!

Many Thanks

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JoeF
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Posted:11/12/2009 12:40:00 AM # 2
For wireless connectivity, you need to set the appropriate WEP or WPA encryption keys.
Also, if your wireless router is locked down, it may not accept connections from new machines until it is explicitly enabled on the router.

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Janer0603
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Posted:11/12/2009 5:09:00 PM # 3

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Author: JoeF Posted: 11/12/2009 12:40:00 AM

For wireless connectivity, you need to set the appropriate WEP or WPA encryption keys.
Also, if your wireless router is locked down, it may not accept connections from new machines until it is explicitly enabled on the router.


Joe, thanks so much for your reply.

Excuse ignorance, but what are the WEP/WPA encryption keys?
I don't think the wireless router is the problem, as we have another laptop that we connected to the same network with no problems

Thanks again


Jane

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Posted:11/12/2009 5:36:00 PM # 4
The higher you get, the safer your data is. It starts with web, then wpa and than wpa2. So wpa2 is the safest.
On the other laptop do you need to give a password? If not, you probably use wep, if so, you use probably wpa or wpa2.
If you are sure the wireless on the netbook is switched on, check the router. For the netbook it is best to make sure it can use the wireless connection on wpa. Check your router manual how to do that.
I had the same problem with wpa2, I had to switch to wpa and that works fine for me. I think that since you have another laptop which works fine, you use wpa2. But like I said, check your router, the problem is most likely in there.

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Posted:2/9/2010 11:17:00 AM # 5
can you help me with the correct administrator password you used.  thanks in advance.  M

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Posted:2/10/2010 7:17:00 PM # 6
You need to login in the router. There you can find the settings for the wireless and password. You probably have a software-cd from the router. There you find how to do that. Maybe even a manual for your router. Otherwise find the router manufacturer (make and model) on the internet, big chance they have a manual online.
In the router you make sure the settings for the wireless is on WPA because in my netbook the WPA2 doesn´t work. So try WPA first.
You can also try the netbook on a unprotected wireless network (with an open lock), just drive around your area and look for an unprotected network. If that works, the problem is definite at your router.

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Posted:2/11/2010 6:26:00 AM # 7
Just go to a Starbucks. They usually have open wifi.
No need to drive around to find an open network (depending on the jurisdiction, it may be illegal, anyway.)

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