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PDA WAP nightmare

Discussion in 'Wireless' started by JonnyMX, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Starting this as a new thread as I don't want to crash SimonV's.

    I've got an Acer n50 which I use a fair bit, and I've used the bluetooth etc to connect to other stuff and it's all fine.

    I've never tried WAP before, as I couldn't be bothered to sit in the Cardiff bus shelter where you can actually find the only access point in Wales.

    But now I've got a wireless router at home, and I though I'd give it a whirl.

    I was beginning to doubt that the bloody thing actually had a built in card, despite what the product reviews said. Even the instructions were vague on the subject.

    Anyway, to cut a long story short, the other day I flashed the BIOS and the card sprang into life. Yay.

    I'm getting a strong signal from the hub, which is great.

    But I still can't get IE onto the Internet or POP email etc. All I get is the default IE 'how to get connected' screen - which ironically doesn't tell you how to get connected.

    Any ideas on what I may be missing?
    :oops: :blink
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    * Broadcast the SSID (or network name) from your home hub.

    * Knock the encryption off

    * Browse for access points on the N50.

    * Once connected, you can then go back in to the home hub and N50 to set the same encryption method up (WEP or nothing on the N50).

    Sorted. :)
     
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  3. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Right smarty-pants.

    Now sort out the Exchange server and make the tea.

    :biggrin
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    would of been quicker asking him first!
     
  5. r.h.lee

    r.h.lee Gigabyte Poster

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    JonnyMX,

    Question:
    1. What make and model is your "wireless router?"
     
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  6. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    I'm ashamed to say it's a bog standard BT Homehub - therin may lie the problem as there is precious little in terms of adjustable settings.
    They like to hide things that they think people could possibly break.

    Actually, I'm being lazy - obviously I can only fiddle with this at home so maybe I'll have a crack at it this weekend while I eat my easter eggs.

    :rolleyes:
     
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