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WEP security key changes itself and I can't change it back

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Old 02-09-2008
Shawn Lovell
 

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WEP security key changes itself and I can't change it back
I have a Gateway Laptop with VISTA basic. My wireless router is Westell
versalink 327w. My WEP security key changes from what I enter. The code I
enter is 10 digits. The code that comes up when I view my security settings
on my network has been changed to an 8 digit security code. I have deleted
the network in the manage wireless networks screen. That worked 1 time. Its
like something will not allow me to enter my own security key. The unit has
been known to start working wirelessly after having been connected by a LAN
cable for awhile. Gateway is of no help and Best Buy sent it off and
returned it to me unrepaired after 3 weeks. It will connect fine to
unsecured networks but I would prefer not to run my network unsecured
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Shawn
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Old 02-10-2008
Mick Murphy
 

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RE: WEP security key changes itself and I can't change it back
There is a reset button on your router to start again.

Or you can delete everything while you are in the router software.

Who set it up?
You should have a SSID Network and Security Key set up in there by you, or
someone you instructed to.

And DON'T run without Security Key, as your neighbours will steal your
bandwidth.

"Shawn Lovell" wrote:

> I have a Gateway Laptop with VISTA basic. My wireless router is Westell
> versalink 327w. My WEP security key changes from what I enter. The code I
> enter is 10 digits. The code that comes up when I view my security settings
> on my network has been changed to an 8 digit security code. I have deleted
> the network in the manage wireless networks screen. That worked 1 time. Its
> like something will not allow me to enter my own security key. The unit has
> been known to start working wirelessly after having been connected by a LAN
> cable for awhile. Gateway is of no help and Best Buy sent it off and
> returned it to me unrepaired after 3 weeks. It will connect fine to
> unsecured networks but I would prefer not to run my network unsecured
> --
> Shawn

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Old 02-10-2008
Shawn Lovell
 

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RE: WEP security key changes itself and I can't change it back
Sorry I should have explained my situation better. It is not the router that
won't hold the settings . It is my wireless connection on my laptop. I have
other computers hooked up wirelessly and they all function properly.
Another thing that has shown itself is that I cannot connect wirelessly
unless I connect the power cable and the LAN to my laptop. AT this point I
can connect to the wireless network and disconnect the LAN cable and power
cable and the Wireless connection will remain active until I shut down. This
is quite bizzare.
--
Shawn


"Mick Murphy" wrote:

> There is a reset button on your router to start again.
>
> Or you can delete everything while you are in the router software.
>
> Who set it up?
> You should have a SSID Network and Security Key set up in there by you, or
> someone you instructed to.
>
> And DON'T run without Security Key, as your neighbours will steal your
> bandwidth.
>
> "Shawn Lovell" wrote:
>
> > I have a Gateway Laptop with VISTA basic. My wireless router is Westell
> > versalink 327w. My WEP security key changes from what I enter. The code I
> > enter is 10 digits. The code that comes up when I view my security settings
> > on my network has been changed to an 8 digit security code. I have deleted
> > the network in the manage wireless networks screen. That worked 1 time. Its
> > like something will not allow me to enter my own security key. The unit has
> > been known to start working wirelessly after having been connected by a LAN
> > cable for awhile. Gateway is of no help and Best Buy sent it off and
> > returned it to me unrepaired after 3 weeks. It will connect fine to
> > unsecured networks but I would prefer not to run my network unsecured
> > --
> > Shawn

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