Problem with WEP security and a sitecom wireless range extender

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Peter Smithson, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Hi,

    I have a wireless network configured with 128 bit WEP security. The
    laptop upstairs doesn't always work very well so I have bought a range
    extender made by Sitecom (WP 150).

    Everything works fine with no WEP enabled on either the wireless
    router or the range extender. Once I enable WEP on both, I can't get
    connected to the range extender. Or perhaps the range extender can't
    connect to the wireless router. I'm not sure.

    The range extender only has one set-up page for security. This
    confuses me as I thought it'd have one page to set-up security so that
    it can connect to the existing network and then another page to
    configure security for computers connecting to it. Either way, I put
    in the key for my wireless router and then I can't use it.

    Here's a snap shot of the set-up page for the extender and the laptop
    I'm trying to connect with -
    http://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/gu2G7m

    What can I do?

    Thanks.

    Peter.
     
    Peter Smithson, Sep 21, 2008
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  2. Strange. It works now! I've been at this for hours!

    I've another minor problem now which I'll start a new topic on.
     
    Peter Smithson, Sep 21, 2008
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  3. Peter Smithson

    Mike Scott Guest

    Is that not an oxymoron these days?
     
    Mike Scott, Sep 22, 2008
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  4. :)

    I did read about that when I was looking for help. For a home
    network, I'm only looking to avoid accidental use by a neighbour.
     
    Peter Smithson, Sep 22, 2008
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  5. Peter Smithson

    Mike Scott Guest

    Your call of course; but unless there's good reason otherwise, why not
    use WPA? I'd be worried about 'drive-by' types myself, and potentially
    having to explain to the jury that I didn't download that material.......
     
    Mike Scott, Sep 23, 2008
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  6. I can see your point. I live in a dead end street so not too bad for
    that. I'd soon notice someone sitting outside with their laptop. In
    fact, if they could get a good signal at that distance, I'd ask them
    what WiFi card they're using. ;-)

    Not sure if my Archos 605 or Wii support WPA - maybe they do. The
    laptop's a bit old but might do it.
     
    Peter Smithson, Sep 25, 2008
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