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I am confused by terminology, again. I got the wireless dongle installed, I got the network connected ( Dlink) but cannot get pass the "network key". I tried "automatic assignment" and it did not work, I changed the network key manually - XP took it but still complains about it. I am assuming it is not same as "user password" I set in Dlink. I am obviously doing something very basic and stupid. I followed few "how to set network key " but so far no go. Would appreciate any help. Cheers Vaclav
PS I need to get this setup on hardwired system so I can connect my sick PC using wireless connection, my NIC is busted on that PC.
You need to use the network key that is generated by your router. I have no idea what a Dlink looks like, but I suspect the password you set is just for access. Somewhere in the configuration wizard will be a section on Wireless Settings, where you choose WEP,WPA etc., and set the wireless access keys.
The router has been set-up for Mac and works just fine. That is why I am hesitant to reset to default. I am tempted to temporary remove any security so I can get the other PC updated via internet, That's is all I am after. Maybe I should go to Wally's and buy me NIC with driver!
If your router looks like my old one, then there is a sticker on it somewhere stating what the key is. If that key does not work, then someone changed it - resetting the router to its defaults would fix that.
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