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Wirless networking Windows 7

I just bought my wife a Gateway NV53 laptop with windows 7 home premium on it. first thing i am trying to do is get the wireless connection setup for home network access. I have the following Wireless N router it is a Trendnet router with mixed mode A/B/G and N access. I have the router right now set to just wep with 128bit ascii shared key code. I am using on my home network all static IP addresses with a 192.168.10 subnet, I set the wireless net adapter to a static address. after setting all parameters on the wireless adapter it still will not connect
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scripttron75Author Commented:
ok i changed the channel on the router from auto to channel 6 but is this is true wirless N access , how do i determine this on windows 7?
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
why don't you use wpa2 as security?

wep encryption is hacked in 60 seconds...

I have no issues with wpa2 under windows 7.

Tolomir
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
also check if the device is enabled. Often there is a wifi on/off button on these laptops.


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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
see page 7 in this manual

turning the wireless radio on
http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Gateway/M250/8510650.pdf

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scripttron75Author Commented:
thanks tolomir i want to have it as wpa2 as well i just couldnt get it to work, can you enlighten me as to how you can hack wep in 60 seconds I know it is a an insecure encryption method but i have never heard of it being hacked that quickly.
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scripttron75Author Commented:
it does not have a hard ware switch to turn off the wireless. also how do i determine if it is truly using N wireless speed?  for windows 7
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AlphaWolf13Commented:
Does your laptop state that it has a wireless-n adapter?

Also, try just connecting to your wireless router first without a static ip. Does it state that it successfully connects, or does it bring up an error in windows 7? Also, does Gateway have a built in wireless program?

Sorry, need more information to help you out.
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senadCommented:
First you have to set up the router properly:
Is you router configured properly or no ?
Meaning,you used it before ?


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senadCommented:
Also check if the firewall is not blocking your connection.
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Jakob DigranesSenior ConsultantCommented:
WEP has static encyption keys - thus if you collect enough packets you can figure out the easy 128-bit codes.

You won't get N networking with WEP. Use WPA/AES og WPA2/AES (Thats right, not TKIP either - which is also considered not secure anymore and have no support under proper 802.11n networking)
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
Please check the manual I've posted. FN2 or FN5 on the keyboard is mentioned there.

The tool to hack any wep is aircrack_ng. It forces your AP to generate 40.000+ packets to calculate the key.

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Vaidas911Commented:
I would try testing router and Windows connection without encryption (open), and without enforsing of mode N.
Does Windows 7 wireless connection manager sees your router at all?
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scripttron75Author Commented:
i am just a little confused on how to configure the router.it has wpa2 is that one i should use
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scripttron75Author Commented:
shouuld i use PSK or EAP authentication
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scripttron75Author Commented:
ok so i am going to use wpa2 with AES and PSK, i made a key pass phrase of 8 characters now since i have two laptops one is windows xp and uses 802.11g and the new gateway is windows 7 and should utilize 802.11N standards what channel shoudl i put the router on?
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Jakob DigranesSenior ConsultantCommented:
Excellent ... WPA2 is the best encryption. If you should use EAP you'd need a Radius and/or certificate server as well.
With N you don't have to worry about channels, with G put it on 1 - 6 or 11, depending on  how many other APs there nearby ... You can use inSSIDer to check (www.metageek.com)
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Vaidas911Commented:
You don't have to worry about chanels, it should work anyway (for example 6). Later you can fine tune, if you want.
If you have problems connecting computers to Access Point, you should try it without encryption. First settle with network settings (IP's, DHCP and so on), and then turn on encryption.
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
Which router model do you use maybe there is an online manual to guide you?
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senadCommented:
Use channel 11.
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Jakob DigranesSenior ConsultantCommented:
do a simple site survey with inSSIDer and you'll get a good overview of the neighbouring APs.
Based on this you can choose your channels. all 1 - 6 and 11 would work fine, depending on what channels neighbouring APs is at
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scripttron75Author Commented:
it works now thanks for your help.
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scripttron75Author Commented:
you do have to worry about channels, channel 6 is the only one that would work.
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