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Martin somewhere@in-time.invalid
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      11-13-2006, 12:01 PM
Hi
I have broadband on my pc & my laptop connects wirelessly via a router
My niece called with her wireless laptop and I presumed she would be
able to connect too.
However, she got a message to insert a Wap number, which I presume is
needed for security access
Where would I find this Wap number?
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      11-13-2006, 12:10 PM
<Martin (E-Mail Removed)lid> wrote in message
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> Hi
> I have broadband on my pc & my laptop connects wirelessly via a router
> My niece called with her wireless laptop and I presumed she would be
> able to connect too.
> However, she got a message to insert a Wap number, which I presume is
> needed for security access
> Where would I find this Wap number?



Via the administration of your router. Look at the documentation for it on
how to access it. (Generally through your Web Browser using
http://192.168.xxx.xxx)


 
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      11-13-2006, 01:13 PM
On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 12:10:14 -0000, "Gordon"
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>Via the administration of your router. Look at the documentation for it on
>how to access it. (Generally through your Web Browser using
>http://192.168.xxx.xxx)


....unless of course, the router is asking for the laptop's WAP
number, as the router is set to permit connections only to
pre-authorised devices. In this case the required WAP number should be
on a sticker on the laptop somewhere. On my laptop it's hidden away
below one of the access panels on the underside.... wasn't easy to
find.

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Martin somewhere@in-time.invalid
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      11-13-2006, 02:21 PM
On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 12:10:14 -0000, "Gordon"
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><Martin (E-Mail Removed)lid> wrote in message
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>> Hi
>> I have broadband on my pc & my laptop connects wirelessly via a router
>> My niece called with her wireless laptop and I presumed she would be
>> able to connect too.
>> However, she got a message to insert a Wap number, which I presume is
>> needed for security access
>> Where would I find this Wap number?

>
>
>Via the administration of your router. Look at the documentation for it on
>how to access it. (Generally through your Web Browser using
>http://192.168.xxx.xxx)


Thanks Gordon, I think I've found it
Now to try it out
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      11-13-2006, 03:50 PM
Travec The Dacian wrote:
> ....unless of course, the router is asking for the laptop's WAP
> number, as the router is set to permit connections only to
> pre-authorised devices.


I think, given the context of your posting, you may be referring to MAC
addresses.

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      11-13-2006, 04:13 PM
On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 Gareth Halfacree wrote:

>Travec The Dacian wrote:
>> ....unless of course, the router is asking for the laptop's WAP
>> number, as the router is set to permit connections only to
>> pre-authorised devices.

>
>I think, given the context of your posting, you may be referring to MAC
>addresses.
>

And I think the OP's niece was being asked for the WAP encryption key.
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      11-13-2006, 04:33 PM

<Martin (E-Mail Removed)lid> wrote in message
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> Hi
> I have broadband on my pc & my laptop connects wirelessly via a router
> My niece called with her wireless laptop and I presumed she would be
> able to connect too.
> However, she got a message to insert a Wap number, which I presume is
> needed for security access
> Where would I find this Wap number?


Surely you entered it into the router when you set it up? And into your own
computer so it could connect?
Hey-ho... I think you're along the right lines though, although a lot of
router web "control panels" will hide this as a password (ie.
***************) so you might end up having to change it there, and on your
own PC, and then enter it on your nieces' machine...
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      11-13-2006, 04:35 PM

"Travec The Dacian" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 12:10:14 -0000, "Gordon"
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> ....unless of course, the router is asking for the laptop's WAP
> number, as the router is set to permit connections only to
> pre-authorised devices. In this case the required WAP number should be
> on a sticker on the laptop somewhere. On my laptop it's hidden away
> below one of the access panels on the underside.... wasn't easy to
> find.


I think Gareth is right, sounds like a MAC Address. No need to rip the
machine apart... assuming you are using Windows, go to a command prompt and
enter "ipconfig /all" - the "Physical Address" will be the same thing
(unless you specified one in the NIC properties... but then you'd probably
remember doing so)

James.

 
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Martin somewhere@in-time.invalid
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      11-13-2006, 05:42 PM
Thank you all for your helpul suggestions
I'll have to wait til the weekend to try them out
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Martin

 
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      11-13-2006, 05:53 PM
On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 15:50:07 +0000, Gareth Halfacree
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>I think, given the context of your posting, you may be referring to MAC
>addresses.


Oops sorry its been a long day, of course you are right :-/


 
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